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Murder… that seems to be what good mysteries and drama are made of. Why are we so fascinated by this terrible sin of violence? I have to admit that my favorite books genre for pleasure reading are … more
What breaks your heart? This is more than a bad day, or a break-up with your last date. What are those things that you are passionate about? Is it your family, your job, your hobbies, people in your … more
Freedom: Miriam Webster says, “1: the quality or state of being free: such as a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action, b: liberation from slavery or restraint or … more
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the principal leader of the Church of England, said, “The Coronation will be a service of Christian worship, deeply rooted in the wisdom we find in … more
Excuses- we’ve all heard some remarkable ones over the years- especially if you are in any type of position of authority. We have excuses for being late, for losing homework, for forgetting … more
MESSIAH IN THE PASSOVER, a vivid and exciting demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover, will be held on May 7 @ 10:30 am at the South Troy Church; 56817 Highway 63 … more
When I was a little girl- around 5-6 years old I did something very foolish- Let me give you some background- in my young mind I had decided that we needed a new house. Not sure why- possibly I … more
I don’t know about you but that seems impossible. How in the world can you love someone who doesn’t love you? How in the world can you love someone who wants to do you harm and tear you down? … more
Jesus grew up just like you and me- He was fully human. He had to learn to walk and talk. He learned how to comb his hair and how to wash behind his ears. He had to learn to get along with his little … more
Amidst all the craziness of the season, is peace possible? In our world where nations continue to fight against nations; is peace possible? In the culture around us that is bent on arguing and … more
Advent: the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. Hope: a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.   We hope and wait for a lot of things. We hope today is better … more
 Free or slave? When the Jewish believers heard these words, they shouted out- we have never been a slave to anyone- we are free. You and I here in the United States believe in Freedom- that all … more
A Dynasty is often tied to kings and rulers- and it is also tied to powerful families. Going to the dictionary I discovered that a dynasty: “a succession of people from the same family who play … more
Gary and I were on vacation the last couple of weeks. We traveled on interstate, county roads, state highways, gravel and rock roads. We understand forks in the road literally. Over the years- … more
Mazeppa UMC youth recently attended STORM Camp 2022 where 35 young people volunteered, completing cleanup and repair projects in the Prior Lake community. There was much painting, scraping, weeding, … more
Revelation 7: 9-10, 13-17 A pitstop is when the racing car comes in to get serviced during a race. They come in for new tires and fuel- and sometimes other mechanical issues too. If something … more
I like having options and variety. I like finding different ways to drive somewhere. Sometimes I need to go to Wabasha- there are 3 different major routes to get there- one is scenic and full of s … more
Graduating senior, Hunter Hoefs, was honored on Senior Sunday at The United Methodist Church at Mazeppa on May 22. Hunter is the son of Steve and Beth Hoefs of Mazeppa. Hunter is pictured here with … more
Three young people at The Mazeppa United Methodist Church confirmed their faith in God on Sunday, May 22. Owen and Easton are sons of Beth and Steve Hoefs. Miley is the daughter of Kelsey Durow. more
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