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 By Julie Elick    Opinion    March 18, 2023

First thoughts and last thoughts

My first thoughts in the morning were "Attack! Panic! This is horrible! I will never go there again! And on and on it went, I felt miserable. On top of it all, because of a very frustrating evening, I...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    March 11, 2023

"I want to be just like you"

The story is told of a little girl who boarded a large jetliner, and settled into her seat on the right side of the plane near the center section. Soon, a generously proportioned man in his late...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    March 4, 2023

My Reading Journey by: Lilly Olson

Lilly Olson  Mrs. Didrikson  College Prep English 11 15 January 2023 When you are young, the fear of being different from your peers is terrifying. Being a slow reader can be challenging for a young...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    March 4, 2023

A phone call with memories and a basket

I actually did it. My wastebasket at work was a mess. Chocolate coffee, address labels, and food. How did food get in there? I put instant oatmeal in my cobalt blue cup, microwave it up, and eat it....


It's Right Around the Bend

It is a good thing to focus on what is up ahead, instead of always looking back. If you are a runner, you know that looking behind you will impact both your speed and time. It's there, I know it is,...


Blessed by a Mop Handle

I woke up Monday morning with a crazy foot situation. My left ankle was swollen, so swollen I couldn't step on my foot, trying to walk on my toes was excruciating. I had a bandana near by, so I strapp... Full story


My Valentine Box

It was Valentines Day at Washburn Elementary School. Located mid center of Woodland Avenue in my home town of, Duluth, Minnesota. So many memories. Valentines Day was one of my favorite days of the... Full story


Fruit inspection time

The word "good" is used so frequently in our everyday lives that it almost loses its meaning. For example, how many times a day do we say, "good morning" and "good luck" and "good work" I have the wor...


Strength for today is mine always

There are 75 years of memories, both of good times and bad which still reside in the back of my mind. Places, situations, tears and laughter. I used to stand in the middle of the floor in a coffee...


What are you packing?

Learning to Travel Light Because we had a motorcycle, we quickly learned to be conservative in our packing. It became easier and easier for me to ask the simple question, "do I really need this?" Need... Full story


Bad Tempers and Church PotLucks

I prayed before I started to write, I had no idea what I was going to write. A phrase came to me and I wrote it above. Wow, ?? Well, you ask how do the two above situations become one situation? Here...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    January 7, 2023

It Works!

I decided to decide. That says it all, but I will elaborate. I have gained 30 pounds in the last two years. Being in denial didn't change my reality. It is surprising how when you put things off, the...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    January 4, 2023

Fruit Inspection Time

The word "good" is used so frequently in our everyday lives that it almost loses its meaning. For example, how many times a day do we say, "good morning" and "good luck" and "good work" I have the wor...


On Kindness

The other day I texted my daughter Londa. Basically my text was short. I texted, “Leaving 7:15 TRF.” I think the “sweet” was missing. (“sweet and short.”) Getting to the point is often the way I text, but probably not who I am. If I were...


The Power of Hope

I read the following thoughts by Dutch Sheets in his daily "Give Him 15." It went like this. "My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest... Full story


Expectation? - what are the odds?

This week I am going to talk about the word expectation. Expectation was demonstrated in Mary and Joseph's trip to Bethlehem, they were expecting a baby. It was a bouncy ride. I can't imagine being...


The Power of Hope by Dutch Sheets

(Facebook "Give him 15") November 16, 2022 "My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus' name."These are the... Full story


What is your Purpose? How workable are your Plans?

It is that time of the year. Christmas is quickly upon us. Gift buying can be very difficult. I wait for hints during the year. A tool? A particular author? I just joined Audible. Londa introduced me...


I don't like surprises!

It's really easy to get caught up in fear. I saw the following information in an article from Northwest Medicine: Our brain is really impacted by fear. It goes into its stress response and our blood...


Boots and Shoes

At noon it began...just a dusting. At one, just an hour later, I couldn't see the arena across the street (it happened that fast!) The blizzard just kept blizzarding and blizzarding. My good friend... Full story


Two good stories to read to your children (and ponder yourself).

A "Bailey Story" Every evening around 5 p.m. when I come in the door, Bailey my kitty starts meowing up a fit. Non-stop meow, meow, meow, rub against my legs, walking in front of my feet around and... Full story

 By Julie Elick    News    November 12, 2022

Crochet Thanksgiving Gobbler Hat

Materials Needed - 5.5 mm ( I ) crochet hook - worsted weight yarn in brown, orange, red, white and black - yarn needle Abbreviations Hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together Sc2tog – single... Full story


Good Friends

It is a good thing to have friends. Here is a poem brought into Roseau Times- Region by a dear lady: Threads of a Friendship That Will Never Break Thank you for the laughter, for the good times we...


It's my mouth that gets me into trouble

The following devotional was especially meaningful to me so I am going to share it with you. It is from a book called: Jesus Calling: October 9 "You have been on a long, uphill journey, and your...


Everyone can create!

I am good at creating pictures in my mind of someplace I want to go or about something I would love to do. Are you a multitasker? I am. I have many interests and places on my property to do what I...


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