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.

Mother’s Day Can Be Difficult

Mothers Day is not all flowers and candy. The day does not always look like a Norman Rockwell magazine cover. To some it’s a dreaded day for good reason. Those who want to celebrate the day need not feel guilty, … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Grief and loss, making a difference, Mom, mother loss, Mother's Day, mother-child connections, Motherless Daughters, Mothers and daughters | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Come to the Water

As a kid, I was deathly afraid of water. When my parents sent me for swimming lessons, I fought and hung on to the doorposts in fear. Unfortunately, I was forced to go and none of it ended well. In … Continue reading

Posted in fear, gifts of the Holy Spirit, God's Holy Word, Holy Spirit, listen, love, Spiritual gifts | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Fast and Pray

I revised this guide I made a few years ago, for a presentation about fasting. It’s my prayer you will be encouraged to find a time soon to fast and pray. Have you felt called to something deeper? What is … Continue reading

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Gaze Upon His Beauty

The word beauty is the prompt. I’m writing a story along with my Five-Minute Friday friends today. You can check out stories by people all over the world here. http://fiveminutefriday.com/2018/02/22/fmf-link-up-beauty/   I often complain about late winter/early spring being brown … Continue reading

Posted in beauty of nature, Five Minute Friday with Kate Motaung, focus and being mindful, healing, healing prayer, listen, listening prayer, nature's beauty, prayer, seasons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

You’re In The Whisper

Mighty miracles of God were happening in Elijah’s day. The ravens fed Elijah bread and meat in the desert. The widow’s flour and oil did not run dry during the drought. The widow’s son was raised from the dead. Fire … Continue reading

Posted in God's faithfulness, God's Holy Word, God's omniscience, healing, healing prayer, Holy Spirit, listening prayer, prayer, trust in God | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Prayer is a discipline that is difficult to follow through with because we’re human. I have good intentions but it’s not easy to stay consistent. There are many ways to pray and no wrong way to pray. It’s a great … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, gifts of the Holy Spirit, God, God's faithfulness, God's Holy Word, healing prayer, Holy Spirit, listening prayer, P.R.M.I., prayer, saying yes or no, time organization | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Capture Your Thoughts

As I spooned the browned hamburger into the strainer, steam billowed up in a white cloud. What was that? I remembered to capture the thought and held it for a moment before it evaporated. I was jealous of someone. *** … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, focus and being mindful, God's Holy Word, Holy Spirit, mind of Christ, new beginnings, old self/new self in Christ, Renewing of your mind, word of God | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments