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Storm Sisters Connection Newsletter Coming

Hi Friends! I’ve so missed connecting with you. I think I’ve come up with a solution that works a bit better for me and should be a bit more interesting for you. :)

I’m working on a monthly Storm Sisters Connection newsletter. It will contain a variety of bits and pieces each month. Always a Storm Sister story. Sometimes a recipe or book review. Sometimes silly photos of the Chief Furry Officer. Sometimes a question or two to ponder. Sometimes a link to blogs that helped me understand God and connection.

My hope for the newsletter?

A place for you to find encouragement and community. A place for us all to celebrate God’s good gift to us of connection with other women.

If you’re interested, sign up here or on my Facebook page:, or you can shoot me an email if that is easier:

Also, if you have a story or recipe or photo you would like to share, let me know. I would LOVE to make this a community newsletter.

So . . . until we meet again, I’ll leave you with a blog I just wrote for (In)courage. By the way, if you don’t know about this blog, you should. :) Lots of encouragement here for faith and friendship.



It happens on the second Friday night of every month. Dinner with three girlfriends.

One of us is single, two of us are married with teenage children, and one of us is married with grown children. We all love Jesus and seek to live for Him. And we have called each other friend for decades.

On a recent Friday night, I came with a heavy heart. Apparently it also showed on my face. My friends asked me to explain and then listened to my story as tears filled their eyes. With my last words still lingering on my tongue, one friend said, “Could we pray for you?”

“Oh, yes. Please!”

So while other diners continued to talk and laugh loudly, we bowed our heads together and started praying out loud.

You can read the rest of the blog here:

See you soon!

Grateful!  Afton Rorvik


Do You Want to Come With?

This week the Monday blog becomes a Tuesday blog so I can share with you a piece I have up at (in) today.

We midwesterners have a fondness for breaking a particular grammar rule. We love to ask: Do you want to come with?

My word-nerd self knows that we should never utter a question that ends with a preposition. Every preposition needs a partner, an object of the preposition. We really should ask, “Do you want to come with me?”

For a long time I resisted this grammatically incorrect trend and completed my question properly in true, former-English-teacher style.

But, true confession, I’ve started to rethink my grammatically correct position. It all comes down to that little word with. I think I have developed a “thing” for it.

You can read the rest of the blog here:

While you are there, I encourage you to sign up to receive the (in)courage daily  This is one of my favorite blogs and full of great articles about life, friendship, and faith.