Daily Archives: April 5, 2011

The Farmer’s Wife

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Seven children spread over 17 years required a lot of daily “keeping up with chores.”  There was no such thing as “catching up.”  Moms didn’t get behind in their daily work except for illness or childbirth.  Each day’s work filled that day more than … Continue reading

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Listen, my soul…I’m talking to you

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Psalm 42:5 “Why are you cast down, O my soul?” Places of discouragement and confusion and pain are very dangerous, because in such places the earthbound soul desires to reassert its feelings, its thinking and its will. Psalm 42:5 “Soul…why … Continue reading

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Lord, Stop My Headlong Flight

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Lord, make my walk a measured one and stop my headlong flight. When peace and stillness flee away as I go stumbling through my day~~trip me up, Lord, if you must.  But stop me. Train my heart to know there’s … Continue reading

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Letters to Rosebud: March, 1926

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85 years ago, our parents were married on Sunday, April 10 in a little Danish Lutheran Church on the high dry prairie of northeastern Montana, about a mile from the little farmhouse where our grandparents raised eleven daughters and two sons.  Here … Continue reading

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