October, 2008

The First Column

October 31, 2008 Rhonda Schrock first columnGoshen News

Someone asked if I would consider posting the original column. Here it is, down below, as it appeared in The Goshen News on November 5, 2007. This is not the piece I wrote that I initially sent to Denise Fedorow, correspondent, and Mr. Kroemer, publisher. That one has not been published to date. I don’t […]

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And we pray on

October 30, 2008 Rhonda Schrock prayerTrenton

Trenton’s website was updated again this afternoon with the heartbreaking news that he had another grand mal seizure. While the surgeon says this is not completely unusual and that there can be a few isolated seizures after surgery, this is quite disheartening to the family. Pray for Trenton’s healing and for the family’s strength and […]

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God still answers prayer

October 30, 2008 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Today, an extended family member, my second cousin, underwent brain surgery at Cleveland Clinic. His name is Trenton Hochstetler. He is about our oldest son Jordan’s age. Back in 1997 Trenton suffered a brain hemorrhage due to an injury received in a bicycle accident. For years now he has suffered with debilitating seizures. After multiple […]

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Happy birthday to the column!

October 29, 2008 Rhonda Schrock birthdaycolumnwriting

Oh, yes. I didn’t think to mention this rather significant milestone. With the publishing of this Monday’s paper, the column has officially completed its first full year!! Can you even believe it?? Not me. No way. It blows my mind! But it’s true. This realization leaves me shaking my head in wonder with gratitude in […]

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“Believing God”

October 29, 2008 Rhonda Schrock believing Godfaithfear

Those of you who live here know what a difficult time this is in our community. There have been many layoffs. People are unemployed or under employed. Winter is coming with its higher heating bills and extra expenses associated with the holidays. There is a great deal of fear and pessimism in the air. Nationally, […]

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"Believing God"

October 29, 2008 Rhonda Schrock believing Godfaithfear

Those of you who live here know what a difficult time this is in our community. There have been many layoffs. People are unemployed or under employed. Winter is coming with its higher heating bills and extra expenses associated with the holidays. There is a great deal of fear and pessimism in the air. Nationally, […]

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Sorting gets me out of sorts – well, sort of

October 28, 2008 Rhonda Schrock boy clotheswrestling

Saturday I finally bit the bullet and tackled that dreaded semiannual task – sorting through summer clothes and switching them out for the fall/winter wardrobes. Only this time, I went even further. I sorted through tubs and piles of clothes, separating out what will go to Goodwill, what needed to be thrown away, and what […]

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I found insecurity in the toothpaste aisle

October 27, 2008 Rhonda Schrock 10/27/08 Goshen News column

Note: This column appears in the 10/27/08 Goshen News.I found insecurity at the grocery store this week. Rather, it found me, and it all began in the toothpaste aisle. Now, I have brushed religiously for years. I get the concept. I know about plaque and cavities. The boys know that I know about plaque and […]

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Boys, boys, and more boys

October 26, 2008 Rhonda Schrock birthdaysleepover

Friday night Kieran had a sleepover for his birthday. Three – count ’em, three – boys came for the night. With our four…well, you do the math. Kieran chose homemade pizza, Ranch Doritos, and Oreo ice cream dessert for his menu. I threw in our favorite jello salad as well. Here are the happy partygoers. […]

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A Restless Natives Shout-out to the Nieces

October 23, 2008 Rhonda Schrock girlsnieces

This is me, getting up on my soap box to give a great, big SHOUT-OUT to two of my nieces. Kristin, my oldest niece on my side, is a freshman in band at her high school, and they’re doing great! Last weekend they placed 4th out of 15 bands. They placed second a week or […]

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