Category Archives for "Rita Meyer | Making it Real"

Oct 18

Be Joyful Always

By From the Heart | Rita Meyer | Making it Real

It has been an especially trying season the past two years. There have been numerous changes in my life including my oldest child leaving home to start college and my mom suffering a stroke and now living in an assisted living facility not far from me. And the list could go on and on. But […]

Sep 20

You say tomato, I say tomato

By From the Heart | Rita Meyer | Making it Real

Our garden was a good producer this year. Heck, it’s still going strong, what am I talking about?!?  These days the tomatoes are taking center stage. Note to self for next year – plant more Roma’s and less of the smaller varieties. Picking the cherry, grape, plum and pear tomatoes is time consuming! And, folks […]

Aug 14

How beautiful are the hands of God

By From the Heart | Rita Meyer | Making it Real

I spend a fair amount of time on the St. John’s campus. My two middle children attend St. John’s Preparatory School. Luke has attended open gym or strength and conditioning several times each week. Since he’s not old enough to drive himself anywhere yet, we’ve spent lots of quality time together in the van. His […]

Jul 25

Garden goodness

By From the Heart | Rita Meyer | Making it Real

We grow vegetables. For the past several years we’ve raised a large garden and sold our produce right off the farm.  We have a couple of signs at the end of our driveway letting folks know we’re open for business once again. Marv is the business namesake, hence – Marvin’s Gardens. Although he gives a […]

Jul 22

Green Beans Anyone?

By From the Heart | Rita Meyer | Making it Real

Father Marv’s sermon on Sunday was about the seed that’s sown in rich soil producing abundant fruit. Well, I think we’ve got good soil going here. At least when it comes to green beans. Good soil. Good seed. Good watering. Good grief! This morning I picked four 5-gallon pails of the things. Sometimes I see […]

Jun 27

An hour with Mom

By From the Heart | Rita Meyer | Making it Real

There’s a disconnect here. I’m trying to lean into Jesus more. Really, I am. But it’s as if my intentions and my actions don’t always jive. I keep doing the “me” thing when I should be doing the “others” thing. I put my wishes ahead of what others might need or want. Take yesterday for […]

May 14

Keep your chin up

By From the Heart | Rita Meyer | Making it Real

“Keep your chin up.” Mom used to tell me this. I didn’t like the saying much. First, I thought it sounded corny.  Second, it’s an order and I’m not real fond of being told what to do. Know what?  I haven’t heard Mom say that in a long time. I almost wish I would. The […]