WELCOME! My name is BRENDA and I created this site to share stories. I'm a writer but also 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 through a blog called JUST SOME THOUGHTS, which is about some of the things I'm thinking about and what I've learned along the way. I also have a page called DAUGHTERS OF DEVOTION. This contains daily devotionals for women, written mostly by the Proverbs 31 Ministry and Christian Broadcasting Network devotions, but will also include others, sometimes my own. In addition, I have a page called SASSY STITCHES. I love to crochet! We all need a little creativity in this world, right? It is my hope that you enjoy and share right along with me. 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 help each other with the things we've learned, be encouraged, and express our creative side...things that make the "hard" a little bit easier. Ways that we can reach out to others with A JOYFUL WORD!
Just a little bit about me...
Although we've lived many places, my husband and I currently live in Minnesota. Yes, you read that right. MinneSNOW ta: where Winter is at least six months long. When we moved here, the "local folks" told us that there are two seasons: Winter and Road Construction. 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.
I'm a Mom to two amazing boys; our oldest is married and he and my daughter-in-law live in South Dakota where they serve in the roles of pastor and wife in church ministry. Their son (our grandson) is three! Yes, I'm a Mimi! And, we recently got the exciting news that they're expecting their second child in January 2021! Our youngest son lives in Chicago, has a beautiful girlfriend, and is working in a national ministry office there.
I enjoy writing, reading, photography, making cards, crochet, and being outside with my dog Molly.