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 By Julie Elick    Opinion    October 16, 2021 

While I was Sleeping

Sleep is so important. I have difficulty with this at times and have often started my day at 4 a.m. Two Tylenol PMs will usually start my night, then an Aleve might join in. I have tried Melatonin, a...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    October 9, 2021

Waiting is soooo difficult

Maybe if I helped things along, things would go much easier. Someone once told me when you pray for wisdom, or whatever you need, give God 72 hours. Why can't he do it right away? Like I said, I...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    October 2, 2021

Once you let go it's really hard to pick it up again.

Joe and I thought the above phrase would be a good title for a column, namely mine. Often we start with an idea and it just mushrooms into something to think about. I am not a procrastinator I don't...


The Still Small Voice:

So, this is the rest of the story..short form. Sunday morning I was really stressed because Joe wanted to get to church at 10:45, they were starting the service at 10:15. The service was centered...


Our House in the middle of the block

It is good to remember the "good olde days." Daily patterns, I remember watching my mom sweep the kitchen floor every morning. I remember, seeing my mom ironing sheet tops on a ironing board. Wow, I...


What are you going to do and who are you going to believe?

Here is my question for the third week of September. "Do we miss blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?" A Thought Provoking Prompt: Write what the verse Jeremiah 33:3 is saying to yo... Full story


It happened this way!

I loved to read as a child. After listening to the story of "The Black Stallion", I would dream about owning a horse. Then as I got older I was infatuated with Nancy Drew Mysteries. Today I own the... Full story

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    August 28, 2021

At the waters edge

Update on Pastor Joe. Chemo has been delayed. Joe is on a break for maybe five or six weeks. The last CT Scan showed no visible impact on the cancer and some possible flakes in some areas of fluid which can possibly be drained. He will receive a PET... Full story

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    August 21, 2021

Summer was full of sunshine and helpfulness

Remembering the Roseau Flood of 2002. What a mess. It happened so fast. It wasn't like we hadn't filled sandbags before, we did that. Many times, we did everything we could do, or tried. But then it...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    August 14, 2021

Bailey the monster kitty

It is all Pastor Joe's fault. Yes, it is. Bailey has turned into a monster beggar kitty. She is relentless. I get up very early in the morning around 5 a.m. I make my chocolate coffee in my transparen... Full story

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    August 7, 2021

Down to earth and my head in the clouds

A positive attitude is very important to succeed in life. I am not a Pollyanna who always only thinks positive, although some may think that I am. A critical, cynical attitude can make you sour...


A true story about good neighbors

A friend, Randy Larson posted the following personal family story in Facebook on July 23 at 10:06 p.m. He wrote, "I was just thinking back when I was a kid and an odd but humorous memory. My mom and... Full story

 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


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...


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