Lois Hjelmstad

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Compassion and courage for the times you need it.

Married 65 Years Today

Today it is 65 years since Les and I married. Our church magazine had asked me to write the story of our lives and I'm sharing that with you today. It's longer than I like my blogs to be, but, hey, it's our anniversary! And it is 65 years.   It was one of those weird butterfly effects. What if […]

Declutter – What I Find

As I continue decluttering, I found an old poem in a file. The file was not about poems, but there it was.  When the writing of This Path We Share: Reflecting on 60 Years of Marriage sort of came to a standstill because I could not figure out what it was about, someone suggested that I write a poem. […]

Do You Need a Lift?

Hi, everyone! Hope your day is going well. I have a previously unpublished poem for you today: To be alive– that is the joy To be aware– that is the hope To find the inner core of strength– that is the blessing To look at Death and have no fear– that is the freedom To […]