old feed truck

The wheels turn and the wife fails

I look at a few of my wise friends and just know that they don’t have any “wife-fails”, whereas I seem to have several every…

Look beyond the weeds to the harvest

Take heart mothers: less is often more

Mothers, give yourselves a Mother’s Day gift: sit back and really let these words sink in… Less is more Poet Robert Browning first wrote those…

biblical marriage home

Blueprint for a steadfast home

“It’s time to stop messing around—let’s move back to the valley and buy our own home.” What are you suggesting? Leave the ranch…the high desert…my…

Kate Hiller "Desert favorite"

How can we smile at our future?

Proverbs 31:25 “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future.” My brother-in-law calls me “Smiley” and a nickname is a sign…

Desert bikes

Be the love who enhances his life

I call my husband and kids my “Loves”—this term of endearment says “they’re mine and I love them with a current and active sort of…

Alaska sunset

Take me down to the water

You don’t need a lot for a baptism—water and two willing souls.  Our God does not complicate His way. Baptism is a miraculous-mystery-made-simple in a process…

Who will make a way

Who Will Make a way?

Do you hear the desperation in their words?  It is a desperate feeling when we come to the end of ourselves. “Who will roll away…

Firstborn and I in Idaho

How to let your firstborn go

Our firstborn has two months of high school left.  How will I let him go? I don’t know. What is happening to my heart and…

Loading chute in Nevada

Your place is with your husband

Those were Grandma’s words: “Your place is with your husband.” The problem was that my husband was close to a thousand miles away from me…