Author Archives: Jessica Solberg

Jessica Solberg

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New Year Renewal

As we settle into the new year, many of us have high hopes for the next twelve months. We make goals for exercise routines, career advancements, water consumption, home organization… you name it, we declare...

January 02, 2020
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Being Outrageously Generous

Budget. Debt. Retirement. Those words used to fill me with boredom and anxiety, simultaneously. Personal finance to me was something other people worried about, and I was “normal” and “doing just fine”. As a natural...

August 24, 2019
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Jumping into July

We had another amazing 4th of July celebration at Mercy Commons Covenant Church this year. As has been our tradition, we keep it simple and fun with a few bounce houses, freezies, and cold water...

July 09, 2019
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Never Pray for Patience

“You should never pray for patience,” a good friend once told me, “because if you do, God will really give you something to be patient for. This was meant half-jokingly, of course, and has since...

April 05, 2019
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Can’t Rain on Our Parade

Our annual 4th of July celebration came off a little differently this year. Every year, the church sets up two huge bounce houses on the front lawn, a prime spot on the Edina 4th of...

July 11, 2018
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Fall is in the Air

Step outside and take a deep breath: it’s here, Fall. This season connects to our senses in a way that others fall short. The smell of dried leaves and the scents of baking spices are...

October 02, 2017
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A Fresh Start

“For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.”...

April 28, 2017
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A Year in Review

It’s hard to believe that a year ago I was impatiently waiting out the last few weeks of my first pregnancy. It is such a cliché, but this year has gone by so fast. As...

March 02, 2016