Tips For Living a Healthy Life With Faith



I Got Punched in the Face This Weekend

I Just Keep Showing Up After years of sitting on the sidelines while my boys took Tae Kwon Do lessons, I finally joined them. Several nights per week for the last year, instead of sitting on the bleachers with the other moms chatting, I'm wearing my own white dobok....

When Your Daughter Wants to Dye Her Hair Blue

When Your Daughter Wants to Dye Her Hair Blue By Kiersten (age 17) and Sara (age *the mother*) Borgstede When our daughter Kiersten was 13 and in the 8th grade, she started BEGGING us to dye her hair blue. My first reaction was "No way, Jose," and figured that would...

Depression Does Not Define You

Depression Does Not Define You It's 4:52 AM on Tuesday morning. I'm sitting at my kitchen table. The house is quiet except for the occasional stirrings of one of the cats. I hear a frog's rhythmic burb somewhere distantly, far outside. I'm staring at this blinking...


Trusting God with Who You Are

Trusting God with Who You Are

Trusting God with Who You Are A few weeks ago, my niece drew this portrait of me. I was relieved that my face wasn’t surrounded by facial hair, which she had included on all of her portraits of other people. Whew, dodged that bullet! The details were surprisingly...

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My 4 Current Obsessions

by JEFF MARSHALL. Jeff is a musician, humorist, gardener, and uncle from Decatur, IL. Jeff is also Sara's cousin and life-long dear friend. 1) THRIFT SHOPS – I used to be a snob! I really did! I wouldn’t dream of buying hand-me-downs, give-em-ups, or...

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Noticing God’s Hand

Noticing God’s Hand

Noticing God's Hand When we were little, we might have learned to trust our mom or dad, our teachers, perhaps a coach, or maybe a really good friend. We trusted those people because we could tell they cared about us. It could be that you didn’t have this experience....

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