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How to manage box elder bugs
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Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
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Connecting faith to life
September 25, 2015
Connecting Faith to Life: One day at a time
For me, the start of the school year marks the beginning of a new year more than January does. This is largely due to the fact that the rhythms of our family and my professional life ebb and flow based on the school calendar. Since this is the case, each year as September comes around,...
September 25, 2015 - 12:00am
April 24, 2015
Connecting Faith to Life: Faith, uncertainty and doubt
I was once asked by someone what the opposite of faith was. She was trying to analyze my personality through the Enneagram profile, and I didn’t like the idea that she thought she could put me in a box. My response to her question was certainty. She replied by telling me that my...
April 24, 2015 - 12:00am
January 9, 2015
Don’t put off forgiveness
One of my toes had been giving me problems for months. It was quite painful but even still, I put off seeing a doctor about it for quite a while. Then, it occurred to me that I better get it checked out, especially since I’m a Type 1 diabetic, which can lead to foot problems. Thankfully,...
January 9, 2015 - 12:00am
October 17, 2014
Cooking up a meaningful walk with God
My grandma Ruth was one of the best cooks I know, but whenever I would ask for a recipe, she would say that she’d have to write one down. I, on the other hand, am a recipe follower. I love adding to the repertoire of what I serve my family, hence the bulging envelopes where I categorize...
October 17, 2014 - 12:00am
May 16, 2014
There is something special about the personal touches
I have a friend who has a knack for remembering the kind of coffee I like to drink. When I asked her how she did it, she said when she was a bartender in college her dad had told her, “If you want to make someone’s day, remember their drink.” Personally, I’m much better at...
May 16, 2014 - 12:00am
April 4, 2014
Connecting Faith to Life: What works for you?
When a certain friend of mine is asked, “Why do you go to church?” she responds, “It works for me.” For some reason, this response has stuck with me. It seems such a wise way of standing up for what you believe without being defensive, putting others down, sounding pushy,...
April 4, 2014 - 12:00am
February 28, 2014
Connecting faith to life: Finding the proper imbalance in your life
Every day on my way to work, I pass by a group of ducks huddled on the ice near a small patch of open water. This time of year, open patches of water are in limited supply, so it’s no surprise to see the ducks there. I know they need to stay close to the open water in order to...
February 28, 2014 - 12:00am
January 24, 2014
God’s blessings, and His love, are unlimited
Connecting Faith to Life - Kari van Wakeren I read a great cartoon the other day. It depicted three kids looking on while their mother did the dishes, folded the laundry, and cleaned the house. In the final frame, as the mom was getting dinner ready, one of the kids asked, “Mom,...
January 24, 2014 - 4:32pm
December 27, 2013
During the holidays and always, let God’s love be enough
Kari van Wakeren - Connecting Faith to Life “Do you think this will be enough diapers?” I asked my husband as we prepared for a trip to see my parents. I realized as I said it that it’s a question I ask a lot when packing. If I’m honest, I ask it about things not connected...
December 27, 2013 - 8:32am
November 15, 2013
Think about ‘doing unto others’ daily
Connecting Faith to Life - By Kari van Wakeren The other day, a semi pulled away from his stop sign to turn onto the road I was on. His turn caused him to come into my lane, which meant that I had to move onto the shoulder to get out of the way. Had the driver given me a little...
November 15, 2013 - 8:26am