My name is Brenda and I created this site because I love stories. My husband often says to me that I "always have a story to tell." Perhaps that's because I'm a writer, but I also believe it's because I'm an observer. I pay close attention to the world around me. There's nothing I enjoy more than going on different sites and reading your stories as well. And that inspired me to share with you, not only my life story, which includes a long battle with a chronic illness, but also things that I love to do and create; ways that I can express myself and also reach out to others. And another, very important part of my story is a blog page that I've included called, "DAUGHTERS OF DEVOTION." This contains daily devotionals for women, written mostly by the Proverbs 31 Ministry, but will also include others. It is my hope and prayer that you enjoy and share right along with me because, like I said, I love to hear about YOU too! As we share our stories, we will come to realize that life isn't easy, but in the midst of everything, we somehow learn to find ways to express our creative side...the part that makes the "hard" a little bit easier.
Let me give you more of a glimpse into my life. I am first and most importantly a daughter of the KING! Almighty God and Creator of the Universe! I also hold several other titles. I am a Pastor's wife. My husband is a Senior Pastor in Blue Earth, Minnesota. Yes, you read that right. MinneSNOW ta: where Winter is six months long (at least)! When we moved here, the "local folks" told us that there are two seasons: Winter and Road Construction. Wow, now there's a winning slogan! Fortunately, we have many appealing attractions, such as the world famous Mall of America. And being the nature-lover that I am, I can appreciate when I hear that many call it "God's Country" here. It certainly is beautiful with its abundance of lakes, pines, open fields, and many farms.
Continuing with my roles, I'm also a Mom to two amazing boys; one is married and is a Pastor, and he and my daughter-in-law are in the process of moving to Lewiston, Idaho and they have two boys, Elliott, who just turned four, and Josiah, who is five months old. Yes, I'm a Mimi! My other son lives in Chicago, has a beautiful girlfriend there, and is working as a restaurant manager.