Be a Good Picker

Tim Olson Blog, Ladies, Men

What do you want to be when you grow up? I’d imagine that almost everyone every born has been asked that question. The lofty dreams of youth bring such responses as; an astronaut, an athlete, …

Pursue Peace

Jane Olson Blog, Ladies, Men

During my prayer time today, I realized that I am in desperate need of peace and I remember my mom encouraging me when I was young to allow the peace of God to rule in …

Snapping Beans with Grandma

Summer Grottke Blog, Ladies, Men

I recently read a quote that went something along the lines of “Part of the problem with the world today is that no one snaps green beans with Grandma anymore.” I must admit that this …

Be a Leader

Jeff Marchand Blog, Ladies, Men

I spent the week in KC, MO. During this time I had the privilege to attend our church organization’s annual conference and participate in voting for it’s leadership and helping to shape it’s future. Let …

Identity Crisis

Summer Grottke Blog, Ladies, Men

“Are you from South Dakota?” was the question that came across my headset and for a couple of seconds I stared dumbly at my computer screen before I responded to my customer’s inquiry. It was …

Whose Dream Are You Living?

Tim Olson Blog, Men

Dream big!  That was the theme of a conference I recently attended. We were challenged to shed our self-imposed limitations and reach for the stars and as I headed home, my heart raced with anticipation …

People

Summer Grottke Blog

There has ever been a time in which I have felt more pressed to do more for the Kingdom of God.  I feel as if I am standing on the brink an incredibly massive landmine.   If I …

Loved

Jane Olson Blog, Ladies, Men

A recent article I came across caused me to reflect on something that I struggled with for many years. I was reminded just how differently Jesus sees us than we see ourselves. The Bible talks …

Be the Different One

Tim Olson Blog, Ladies, Men

The year was 1972 and each afternoon the guys in our college dorm gathered to watch Star Trek. It was a cult following. One of the most popular characters on the show was a Vulcan …

Precious Blood

Summer Grottke Blog

We have all seen our local blood banks parked outside various establishments. They are prepared and waiting to receive donations. They are anticipating that people will step forward and willingly offer to contribute. The blood …