Brenda Winter

Brenda Winter
I’m not a fashion diva, and never has that been made more clear than last week when I – like many in Rock County – slogged through the first week of 2022 with a case of the flu. I felt fine Sunday morning, but I opted not to attend church because my husband had been feeling poorly for a few days....
Brenda Winter
My dear husband has spent the past 35 years listening to me ask, “What is that smell?!”  But then, in late November, I got Covid 19 and lost my sense of smell. Along with the rest of the state of Minnesota, I came down with Covid 19 last month and, like 80 percent of Covid sufferers, my case was...
Brenda Winter
It was with great delight and joy that we welcomed our long-lost daughter, Kate, home from Vietnam a few weeks ago. I was more than thrilled to have her return home from a two-year Covid exile in a foreign country.  But also, because Kate had used her lockdown to become a fitness buff, I was...
Brenda Winter
For more than a year, Luverne Minnesota Veterans Home staff kept the killer of the elderly, COVID-19, at bay. For more than a year they wore masks and shields. They got vaccinated and washed their hands. And then it came anyway. On Tuesday morning, Nov. 2, the Minnesota Veterans Home COVID-19...
Brenda Winter
A number of people I know have become “preppers.” According to Oxford, a prepper is “a person who believes a catastrophic disaster or emergency is likely to occur in the future and makes active preparations for it, typically, by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies.” Some of the people...
Our homeschool, 1994-2012, was not without its shortcomings.  We had a school shooting the day a rabid raccoon climbed a tree outside our son’s bedroom during math class.  Blam. We had a stabbing the day one student became so blazing furious with her brother that she plunged the tip of her pencil...
Brenda Winter
I’ve become a crotchety old lady. I used to delight in the silly ways of happy creatures such as puppies. Now they annoy me. My sister recently added a furry bundle of joy to her life named Snoop. I call him Snoop-id. My relationship with Snoop-id went south the day he ate my sandal. Not just any...
In 1 Peter 5:8 the Good Book says, “The enemy prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” This image suggests the enemy is not always obvious. The enemy slinks and hides in the bushes as it looks for lunch. The verse also says, “Be alert and of sober mind,” suggesting that...
Brenda Winter
My husband, Jim, has been telling people that we celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary last week by “getting a room” in Orange City, Iowa. Then he slyly adds, “a hospital room.” (Long story. Sanford and Avera are “out of network” for our insurance.) It all started two weeks ago with what I...
For the past four years, teams of Christian kids from the Luverne area have served on a weeklong, in-town mission trip doing the things locally that youth groups often travel hundreds of miles to do in other places. Under the supervision of two or three adults, the teens paint houses, replace...

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