Author Archives: Myrna Folkert

About Myrna Folkert

Myrna is an author who desires to use her gifts to glorify God. She's created this blog to tell stories of her childhood, musings about life, motherless daughters, grief and loss, faith in God, her family history, and facts about the Long QT syndrome. She also has a hearing condition called Tinnitus. Doing interviews with motherless daughters like herself are of great interest. Join in discussions by following this blog and commenting. She would love to hear your stories about life. Myrna is a Christ follower, wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, and cousin. She was an elementary school teacher for 27 years; now works in her church, and a few other volunteer activities such as Hospice doing "Life Reviews" and Vigils. Myrna loves to read, write, listen to music, go to concerts, and take pictures. Her favorite pastime is boating with her husband near the beautiful shores of West Michigan.

Ten Thousand Days

My dad left a cedar chest on my mom’s front porch on Christmas Eve, 1941. A few weeks before, he asked her if she would like to have one. Nothing else was mentioned. When my mom arrived home on Christmas … Continue reading

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Set Your Mind for the New Year

  Here we go again. Wow! How did the year go so fast? It seems like we just celebrated the arrival of 2018, and here we are very close to ringing in 2019! If you’re like me, and like many … Continue reading

Posted in goals and schedules, new beginnings, New Year, Renewing of your mind, time commitments, time organization | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Well Done My Dear Ruth

Once in a lifetime, does someone get to befriend a person as delightful as Ruth Van Heukelom. My dear “Mom Ruth” was not only a best friend, but a prayer warrior, a spiritual mentor, a confidant, and a mother figure … Continue reading

Posted in Death, faith, faithful members of our community, Grief and loss, heaven, Memories, P.R.M.I., Ruth Van Heukelom | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

You Say

What do you say when someone asks who you are? Things that pop into my head when that question is asked, are, “I’m a mom. I’m a wife. I’m a former elementary school teacher, aunt, sister, writer, friend, daughter-in-law, cousin…” … Continue reading

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I Will Uphold You

As I drove to the marina one day, I slowed down for a four-way stop behind one other car. Movement on my right side caught my eye. A man and a little girl on bikes, approached the corner on the … Continue reading

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Rush. A Five Minute Friday post.

RUSH. I really don’t like the word rush. Even seeing it tonight, creates a little bit of a flutter in my gut. It makes me uneasy like something uncomfortable might happen. I never did like to be rushed. I like … Continue reading

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Live Like You’re Loved

Maybe you’ve heard the song by the group, Hawk Nelson, called, “Live Like You’re Loved!” I know we are so loved by our Heavenly Father. In Jeremiah 31:3, God said, “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, fear, Five Minute Friday with Kate Motaung, God's Love, Lake Michigan, love, summer, sunsets | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments