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.

The Doors of Motherhood

(Six years ago, I wrote a similar blog story. I revised and improved it for Mother’s Day week, 2019. I’m amazed how much I’ve changed in my life, and in my writing. This is somewhat of a free verse poem … Continue reading

Posted in bringing up men, Family, love your sons, Memories, Mother's Day, mother-child connections, young men | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

LACK: A Five-Minute Friday Post

Lack.   This word reminded me of the first verse in Psalm 23, I will not lack anything. But I have some verses from childhood days of old, packed away in my head. In those olden days, we usually used … Continue reading

Posted in Five Minute Friday with Kate Motaung, God's faithfulness, God's presence, trust, trust in God | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Place: A Five-Minute Friday Post

Place. It reminded me of the verses in John 14:1-10, that talk about the place God has prepared for believers. In these precious words, Jesus tells about heaven. He says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; … Continue reading

Posted in Five Minute Friday with Kate Motaung, God our Father, heaven, Holy Spirit, Jesus, trust, trust in God, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

He Holds Me

Smack! The car careened in two circles, jumped through the air, and landed in the ditch. Eerie silence. This is how it was explained to us later. About ten years ago, one of our sons had a serious car accident. … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Family, fear, God, God our Father, God's faithfulness, God's Love, God's protection, love | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Ancestry, Family, love, Memories, Mom, Mom's legacy/diaries | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

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