Living in a Bubble of Grace

When our family moved to this Brainerd Lakes area to serve at Camp JIM 14 years ago, I joined a local MOPS group. MOPS stands for Mothers Of Preschoolers.  It was a life line for me.  Being part of a small group of moms in the same stage of life, sharing their ups and downs, […]

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Praying God’s Will; Galations, Chapter 4

Hi friends.  I made it back from a 4 day class in time to see my oldest girls all off to camp for staff training.  3 of them returned home this evening.  Chaos!  But I had all our laundry at home finished and cleared out so that the campers could start their mound. They also […]

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Praying God’s Will; Galations, Chapter 3

Good morning, friend. 🙂  How was your weekend? It has been busy here on the ministry front.  The weekend before last, camp had its annual 3 day garage sale.  Over 600 people came through!  The profits go to the program department for youth camps… that means that it helps funds new activities and supplies.  This […]

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When Suffering is a Privilege

My nearly 13 year old daughter came in to do her morning kitchen chore and began telling me how she used to want to live to be really old {“like, over 100”}, but she changed her mind. “Oh?”  I asked.  Why? Turns out she thinks if she lives long, she might live right into the […]

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Praying God’s Will; Galations, Chapter 1

Good Morning. 🙂 Yesterday we enjoyed another winter snow storm.     We were speaking for a little church in Cushing, Minnesota.  As we drove through the storm to get there, I was reminded how very little I have control over.  God is directing, even the seasons, in His perfect time. Only 3 families braved […]

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