To Be Intentional

We each make decisions every day of our lives. As changes or new opportunities present themselves to us, we make decisions whether or not to accept them. In regard to relationships, we often times make decisions on who our friends are based on who is around us. But when it comes to developing a deeper, … Continue reading

Facinated Filipinos

It is amazing how talking to people from other nations can give a person perspective. This past week a trade group from the Philippines came to Minnesota. They are on a harvest tour in the U.S. to see agriculture in the country from which they buy most of their soybean meal for their hog, turkey … Continue reading

Authority Given

Taking care of God’s creation is part of our calling. Wildlife, people and the land. But, there tends to be a point when “taking care” of wildlife and land overshadows the value of human life and replaces it with having control over land, air and water, even if it means stepping all over the hands … Continue reading

Windshield Wipers

This weekend was a fun one. Rain, wind and mud were all part of the equation while we lifted sugar beets to bring to the piler. On a few of our truck trips to the piler, we brought a little guy (a cousin’s sons who really enjoy tractors and trucks) to ride with us. Along … Continue reading

  • Hebrews 12:1

    "Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..."
  • Continually still

  • …while runnin’ on the sidelines.

  • Romans 5:3-5

    "And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us."