• Two words: “for you.”   This week at Ash Wednesday worship just as Communion was beginning, I was instantly transported to a stand of tall ponderosa pines in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The camp naturalist, Bob, taught me that if you smell the bark of a pine tree it smells like vanilla. The entire Outlaw Ranch Bible […] Becky Blue No responses February 13, 2016
  • “I think I’ll come home.” What are words that inspire you? Words that make your sleepy soul want to wake up and live? When I was a kid it was usually words spoken by my dad, Juel, a plain-spoken, happy Norwegian farmer. One of his favorite phrases, when our family was in a customary state of indecision, was to boldly pronounce […] Becky Blue 4 responses February 8, 2016
  • Perspective I have lived on the South Dakota prairie my entire life. We used to be called the Sunshine State but are now called the Mount Rushmore State. Weeks like this help me to understand that bold decision of our state legislature in 1992. (wink, wink) I tire of these days where I can’t see a […] Becky Blue 16 responses February 4, 2016