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 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 24, 2021 

Yea for the unexpected...sometimes

Sometimes the unexpected can be a happy surprise. Like when our now former pastor and his wife, Steve and Mary discovered that they were going to be grandparents. Their daughter-in-law went for a...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 17, 2021

Excited for Fair Week

It seems like years have come and gone, but it was only one. Covid closed the fair last year and we really missed it. The fair has been a wonderful place to go with family and friends. I really look f...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 10, 2021

Just in time for the days need

There is a piece of paper laying on my kitchen counter. I try to write down what I use up before the box or can gets thrown away. Like I have said before, I don't like surprises. I plan ahead...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 10, 2021

One Definition Of Anger: When Worlds Collide!

Anger. Is that spelt with five r's? Grrrrr, or six: grrrrrr? Maybe even seven depending upon how "ticked off" we are at the time. Each of us has our own personal world formed from the time we're born...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 3, 2021

Where are you going and how will you get there?

I start off my mornings with chocolate coffee. One tablespoon Swiss Miss hot chocolate with marshmallows, one teaspoon sugar free creamer, and one teaspoon freeze dried coffee. It is always the same.... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    June 26, 2021

Be Still and Know ..(Thank you Becky)

Being still is both a discipline and very difficult to do. For a person to be still, they have to feel safe, and confident. Becky Rosenkrans made me a bracelet. It is hand stamped in copper, and... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    June 19, 2021

There is a story behind Lance Corporal (LCPL) Teddy USMC

One day a couple of years ago, I decided that I needed to lose a few pounds. I also realized if this was going to happen, that I would need accountability. Ann Hambrook was both a wonderful... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    June 12, 2021

Bound To The Mast

A story is told of the great artist Turner. One day he invited Charles Kingsley to his studio to see a painting of a storm at sea. Kingsley was rapt in admiration. "How did you do it, Turner?" he...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    June 5, 2021

Step back and think!

It has always been difficult for me when I realize I have disappointed someone; work, friends, siblings. Usually what I do seems OK to me, but often what I say or do will offend others, sometimes...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    May 29, 2021

Reflections

Peace and quiet, simplicity, evening walks, sitting on a park bench, with no worries. Thinking, "Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to go back to the simpler days? But, I am not sure there has been...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    May 22, 2021

Home Remedies, Ahhhh, the memories!

Do you remember the smell of Vicks rubbed all over your neck and chest as a kid...then over the Vicks, a dry cloth, and on top of that, a steaming very hot wet towel laid on top with a dry towel to...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    May 15, 2021

Seven Best Ways to Break A Bad Habit

As much as some people hate to admit it, humans are not perfect. We know what we should do-like exercise, eat well and get plenty of sleep-but don't always measure up. And sometimes what starts as an...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    May 8, 2021

Smart things that I have learned that I wish I had done

Shared by: Carrie at work • My mom had a medium size deep drawer, a drawer for each child. In it was kept personal items. Crayons, coloring books..personal treasures...scraps of this and that...I ha...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    May 1, 2021

How much power are you going to let A situation have?

It is interesting how much one statement, or situation between friends can affect days, months, even years of your lives. It doesn't matter if it is true or false, it can become a conflict. I am... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    April 24, 2021

A stress factor, achieved when getting lost was where I wasn't

Running in circles never getting anywhere, sounds like a bad dream. I had a dream last night that I was somewhere taking a walk. The walk took me to unfamiliar territory. I started out alone on my... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    April 17, 2021

Front Porch Medicine

When I was little, I often pretended to be a nurse. We had a front porch the full width of our house. My dolls were my patients. Some of my dolls had cloth bodies which became very badly stained....

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    April 17, 2021

"The Three Little Pigs" - A read aloud story for children

The story of The Three Little Pigs featured here has been adapted from different sources and from childhood memory. The primary sources are English Fairy Tales, retold by Flora Annie Steel (1922) with illustrations by L. Leslie Brooke from the 1904 v... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    April 3, 2021

It will be what you choose it to be

High in the Himalayan Mountains lived a wise old man. Periodically, he ventured down into the local village to entertain the villagers with his special knowledge and talents. One of his skills was to...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    March 20, 2021

IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR

Have you ever checked out the year you were born? I was born in a good year, 1947. Receiving a booklet about that year, I opened it. Of course September 27th would have been at the end of that year,...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    March 13, 2021

A kitty, and Our Volvo, Made Forever Friends

"What?" I hear somebody say. "You never know what might just be coming around the corner, or in a phone call," is my answer. "And there is no way that you can completely prepare for it." It was a...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    March 6, 2021

To run and not be weary, and to walk and not faint

I walked to school most days when I was young. Washburn Elementary (9 blocks), Woodland Junior High (1.8+miles), and Duluth East High School (2+miles). That's alot of walking. I have been thinking... Full story

 

Good Job Julie!!

A friend once told me "Julie, you worry too much". I thought, "it's getting really hard to just sit in my garden, sipping lemonade, having no cares in the world". I had one goal in high school, gettin...

 
 By Julie Elick    News    January 30, 2021

Hand Knitted Baby Cardigan Pattern

by Julie Elick This is in one size only: For chest 10" - finished measurements about 14" Sleeve 3" You will need: 2 balls of a soft yarn that works with 3.25mm - (US 3 Needles) and A button Tension...

 

There are GIANTS in the land!!!

It has been two months of huge situations. The word GIANT is the only explanation of how all the circumstances of compiling fear, and frustration have had on me. Health concerns, family concerns,... Full story

 

In Times Like These

Discipline and encouragement go hand in hand. I read something the other day about taking one day at a time; sometimes hard to do. It is a discipline. I am not consistent, either physically, mentally or emotionally. Joephus and Londa are very self...

 

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