Author Archives: Karrie Zylstra

Grandparents as Spiritual Guides

by Ruth Tervol I grew up in Michigan. Our farm was rich in luscious vegetation and abundant crops. Mother’s garden would sprout on cue every spring. Every year we raised cows, chickens, and pigs. Some years we even raised lambs. … Continue reading

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What Are We Doing Here Anyway?

by Char Davenport This is not an organized write, but a ramble.  A ramble that I am sure many have had and it is just my turn.  It is about life, how it comes to be, and how it ends. … Continue reading

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It Has Been a Year of Laughter and Sorrow

by Ruth Tervol October 2013 Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice, My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me. Psalm 63:7-8 My husband, Richard Marcott Tervol, died … Continue reading

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One Long and One Short Ringy-dingy

by Miki Craighead Mal __ —–.  Evelyn __ —-, Don __ —, Gen __ –, Maxine __ – In the days when children could roam freely within their neighborhoods. . . and in the days when a child needed to … Continue reading

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Blessing a Small Group of Disciples in 2013

by Karrie Zylstra Myton I took my first Disciple class when I was still a baby or, at least, that’s how it feels to me now. I know I’ve taken 3 classes, all at Mason United Methodist Church in Tacoma. … Continue reading

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Springtime in My Soul

APRIL 3, 2013 By Ruth Tervol      Springtime is a time of growth – there is gentle but rich and fierce growth going on in my garden among the lilacs and the mud, the perennials and the muck around … Continue reading

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I Love Sweet Peas

by Miki Craighead Just now my sweet peas are blooming, and I visit them as often as I can to smell their sweet fragrance. Sweet peas bring back many pleasant memories of my childhood. When I was still in grade school, … Continue reading

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