Do you want some good news for this week?  I didn’t hear of anyone else with MS that came down with COVID and as far as I know, all of us that did get it through this pandemic are doing well.  We’re certainly not through it yet but the numbers in Wisconsin seem to be heading in the right direction.  That’s good news.  Let’s hope it continues to go that way.

Do you want to read an article about what John Haupt has been up to?  He’s an inspiration to me and so many others.  Here’s the article. Scroll down until you see his picture.

Keep being you John!  I’m thankful for all you’ve done for all of us living with MS and everything else you’re engaged in.  You sure are making the best of life with MS…”Remarkably Determined”.  That’s a fitting title for the article, you live up to that.  Read the article…that’s our John! 😊

As much as we’d love to get back together this week, I really feel the responsible thing to do is wait until this COVID things settles down a bit more.  We won’t be getting back together yet this week but we will as soon as we feel safe to do so.  Stay tuned!

Talking about getting back together, who would feel comfortable and be interested in coming back at this time?  I know everyone has different opinions and feelings about this pandemic and I respect all of them.  If you’d feel comfortable in starting to come back, please respond to this e-mail and let me know that.  Once I know who’s all comfortable, we can develop a plan.

As you know, I like to share.  Late this summer, we planted a dead tree.  I know, not too many people plant dead trees.  I was walking around in the woods and I saw this tree that was just covered in vines and laying on it’s side.  It was a cedar tree.  I looked through the vines and dead branches and saw what I thought would be a nice bird feeder tree.  Sometimes we need to look a little deeper to see the beauty in people too.

So me, my brother, brother-in-law and a couple other family members decided to clean it up and move it to our yard.  It was quite the project.  We got it moved, planted and put a few bird feeders in it.  We now have happy birds, chipmunks, squirrels and cats.  We call it the “Sharing Tree”.  Sharing is fun!

This was when we first planted it

It didn’t take long for the hummingbirds to find it

The chipmunks really like filling their chomps

There sure is beauty in an old dead tree and beautiful birds

The cats like it too.  They think it’s a playground.  They’re always trying to brainstorm together on how to catch birds”

As the seasons change, the birds love it even more.  I took this picture this past weekend.”

This old dead tree has brought a lot of joy to many critters…especially me.  It’s been a blessing.  I just thought I would share a little about the sharing tree.

Last week, we had yet another amazing Zoom prayer group.  I just love the way we share, pray together and witness prayers being answered weekly.  Thanks goes to God and to everyone that joins us.  Again…amazing!

Our Zoom prayer group on Wednesday mornings are a great place to get together virtually, catch up a bit and give thanks.  Even though we can’t get together physically quite yet, it’s so nice to see all who joins us virtually.  It’s awesome seeing so many of you there laughing, listening, sharing, giving thanks and praying!

We’ll be doing it again tomorrow (Wednesday) @ 11:30am.  We’ll get together via zoom and share, talk, listen, give thanks and pray however God leads us.  It’s a way for all of us to get together virtually to catch up and be there for each other and with each other.  I hope you’ll join us!


MS – Just Keep Moving Prayer Group
Wednesdays @ 11:30am
Join Zoom Meeting with this link

Meeting ID: 826 8955 7013
Passcode: keepmoving

I hope you’ll join us on Zoom!

We had another fun conversation with Adam again this afternoon.  For all of you who joined us…THANK YOU!  Even in the toughest times, Adam brings smiles to our faces.  I hope you’ll join us next week.  Please mark your calendars 😊


Inspirational Humor with Adam Wollert
Tuesdays @ 1:30PM
Here’s the link to join us…I hope you do!
Join Zoom Meeting with this link

Meeting ID: 943 138 9152
Passcode: 3qP2hu
Phone:   1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 943 138 9152

My heart goes out to all the people and families of the people that have been affected by COVID-19.  This is really getting serious and close to home.  Whether actually having it, being exposed to it, being affected by businesses being shut down, losing your job, working on the front line, etc.  These are tough times and we really need to take it seriously and do our part of practicing social distancing and all other recommendations.  I hope you and your family are safe.  Let’s keep everyone affected in our prayers and pray we all get through this as safely as we can.

As we all go through this pandemic together, I encourage you to share a smile with someone.  Perhaps you could give someone a call that you haven’t talked with for a while just to see how they’re doing.  This pandemic is tough in many ways.  We all could use a little extra love and encouragement during these times.

Let’s be thankful for all the doctors, nurses and everyone in the health care that are putting themselves at risk every day and every night as they serve those with the Coronavirus.  These are amazing, selfless, courageous people!  Let’s also give thanks to all the people in the world that are working diligently to develop testing equipment and ways to treat this Coronavirus.  Let’s also give thanks for all the people that are working diligently to produce protective gear, respirators, and any other medical equipment to help us get through this pandemic.

We may be inconvenienced in many ways but others have it much worse.  Let’s be thankful we have each other.  I know I’m thankful for you!

Let’s stay calm, focused, healthy, flexible, have faith and learn as much as we can about the challenges of each day and make good choices.

See you soon…better days are ahead!

In God We Trust!