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 By Julie Elick    Opinion    November 26, 2022 

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...


Row, Row, Row, Your Own Boat

I was listening to someone speak about the accomplishments of man. One of these accomplishments spoken of, was the production of sweet drinkable water taken from our salty ocean. More than 60 years...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    October 8, 2022

Living in a small town

Living in a small town can have its benefits, and it's drawbacks. There are a lot of stories told, and a lot of good neighbors. We find out things very fast, but reflecting on the past, being a...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    October 1, 2022

So Much Energy Spent

I was dreaming and scheming about a plan I had, I knew it was a wonderful plan. I wanted an addition built onto the side of our house. Thinking about my future needs, I wanted everything on the first...


Maintenance vs a Big Mess

My to do list gets longer and longer...well, maybe not, maintenance is an ongoing thing. I keep looking for closure, for that point in time when I can just sit back and relax. I am finding that the...


Don't be be a Debbie Downer

I was reading a post of a facebook friend named Lori Catherine, it went like this. Strength & Encouragement: We all at times could use that little pick me up and encouraging words.....I hope...


Sometimes it takes two or three, ( lots of help from my friends)

I was thinking about taking the Gazebo road sign down now that the concerts are over for the summer of 2022, and realized it takes two people to take it down. Sometimes I think I can conquer things...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    August 26, 2022

Rest: Tried and true

I still wake up at different times of the night. I lay awake and think. If it is 2:30 a.m., it is a problem, 4 a.m. is better, 5:30 a.m. is wonderful. Maybe I should get a white noise machine. You...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    August 20, 2022

Have you ever felt the urge to taste your cat's food?

Lets talk about pets. I have had many kitties. I have one right now named Bailey. Bailey is a lap kitty, and will be up on the lap of anyone who visits. I found Bailey along with probably 10 other kit...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    August 13, 2022

75 years is not to late to learn some lessons

This is too good not to share. I asked a friend who has crossed 70 and is heading towards 80 what sort of changes he is feeling in himself? He sent me the following: 1. After loving my parents, my...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    August 6, 2022

Wise Words about Wisdom

I love the word wise, although at times I don’t like to be told what to do. So how does one become wise if they are intimidated by the advice of others. There is both good and bad advice that can...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 30, 2022

If communication is lost, then everything is lost in a relationship

I don't know if I have said this before, but I have a recipe card on my wall at work which says: "A principle to live by each day: UNDERSTANDING BEFORE DISAGREEING." This card reminds me to listen wel...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 23, 2022

Neither know we what to do

Have you ever tried to take control of your thoughts? I am not talking about repression, repression is when you don't deal with past or current pain. Repression occurs when a thought, memory, or...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 16, 2022

Two Most Important Days

I have a recipe card taped to my wall above my desk at work. Joe typed it out. It reads as follows: "The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why!"...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 9, 2022

An Ongoing Battle

The following was a really good read. Not long ago I read in a paper a bit of personal experience which was shared by someone whom I was not acquainted with. It made such an impression upon me that I...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 1, 2022

It's like that with life

Good times are different for everyone. I love Disney World. Joe and I went to Disney World four times. I hope to go back soon. Fishing, golf, going to a cabin? Some people even enjoy weeding their... Full story

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    June 25, 2022

Life is like that

Somebody once said to me, "she always majors in minors". I do that sometimes. I feel it is wise to ponder or try to figure out where I am at concerning a situation, and then, get counsel if needed. Th...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    June 18, 2022

God's Deep, not thine; BE STILL AND SLEEP

Confidence can be put in many things. Even in a broken chair. It will fall if you sit on it, You learn that in hindsight. Our peace of mind is based on our perceptions. As long as everything is in...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    June 11, 2022

Guess Who Came for Dinner?

When we lived in Tacoma I met a woman named Susan. She had been talking to someone who suggested that she and I meet. She came over to my booth at a art show. She introduced herself and said, "It was...


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