Walk the WOLK: A Christmas Bracelet

Walk the WOLK: A Christmas Bracelet

After running errands, Kurt walked in the door and asked to sit down with me.“You’re going to see the receipts anyway, so I wanted to tell you want I’ve done.”Kurt took out his phone and showed me a picture of a bracelet he’d purchased.“I’m having it engraved: “WOLK”...
Motivational Minute: PLU Football is more than a game!

Motivational Minute: PLU Football is more than a game!

I love fall. In college, I always loved getting back together with my roommates, my friends, after summer break. I especially loved football, because I especially loved the starting right guard, my future husband, Kurt. At the time I didn’t put too much thought into...
Motivational Minute: Spend Less than You Make

Motivational Minute: Spend Less than You Make

In college I never had to worry about the costs of my schooling. Mom and Dad paid for my tuition, room and board, books and snacks. They even covered the gas I used in Dad’s truck. They even gave me an allowance. Yes, they even gave me an allowance. With my expenses...
Motivational Minute: Life Is Not All about You All the Time…

Motivational Minute: Life Is Not All about You All the Time…

At 21, I was beginning my senior year at Pacific Lutheran University. With my advancing age and a college transcript had come an air of entitlement. Was there any reason not to expect that my teaching degree would open doors for me? That my career would unfold exactly...