Author Archives: Mary Ann Falk

Sometimes…ya just gotta wait

And so I begin a new chapter.  I like the use of the word chapter to describe a life change.  The beginning parts of the story are still there.  The previous narrative was leading up to this point in the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!!!

Let us be thankful for the blessings we have been given.  Tonight I have family and health and warmth, both spiritual and physical, and a purpose and gifts for my children.  Tonight I will pray for the weary, the heartbroken, … Continue reading

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Get ready to breathe…

Tomorrow marks my last day with my juniors.  I did not allow myself to get too attached this year.  Maybe it felt like a year of loss for me or maybe it was just the finale of slow losses over … Continue reading

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The Lord is My Shepherd–EVERY DAY, ALL DAY!

The Twenty-third Psalm is so comforting and uplifting.  The choir sang the Rutter version a couple Sundays ago.  The song pushes forward gently and yet holds back quietly….much like our relationship with God.  Click here to watch a video of … Continue reading

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Letting Go–Quitting with Purpose

No…I am not about to quit anything (well, maybe I should quit eating so much sugar).  I came across the article linked here.  (Some of you could not open the blog–it is heavy with photos and Flash ads… so try this … Continue reading

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Does God give us more than we can handle?

Last Sunday, the leader of my Sunday School class brought forth a discussion about why our God allows bad things to happen?  We discussed tragic events in our own community… young mothers killed, teenagers dying in accidents….and we had the … Continue reading

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Grouchy

Wow!!!  Have I been grouchy for two days.  And tired. And overworked. And behind. And out of sync.  And lazy. And unmotivated. And blah.   I was so grouchy yesterday, I did not even like being around myself.  Even my … Continue reading

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Death is necessary

I have had a new perspective on death in the last year.  I prayed that God would allow my mother to have her physical, earthly death because I knew it would free her.  And when her death came, the feeling … Continue reading

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How’s Harold doing?

We used to spend a lot of time updating people on Arla’s status.  Now people often ask, “How is Harold doing?”  The basic is answer is that he is doing great.  In fact, he is hard to pin down many … Continue reading

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Be thankful

One evening after I had been out running an errand, I walked into the back hallway from the garage and Erik ran out of his bedroom and threw his arms around me.  Now any of you who know Erik realize … Continue reading

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