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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

A sunbow blazed to the right of the lowering sun. Blue and white sections filled the sky, with orange and yellow horizontal ribbons. Waves rolled up foaming and reclining back. I continued to walk toward the lighthouse although darkness was … Continue reading

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Plotting A Course

The hum of the motor was so loud that I couldn’t stay awake. The warmth of the sun and the calmness of the sparkling water was mesmerizing. My bookmark slipped onto the seat. It had been an early morning. We … Continue reading

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