Prayers avail much, even at 3 a.m.

Whether we are facing everyday opportunities or epic obstacles, might we simply look for God in it all? Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep? Well, I have and it normally is because I am suppose to be praying for someone, or God is trying to get my attention. Sometimes, …

It’s not ‘cheap’ to be a little thrifty

I am a girl — and like most girls I love to shop. I have a husband that doesn’t mind going with me, no matter what we are shopping for. He never complains and occasionally even likes it. I am one blessed woman when it comes to that. We both love to go thrift shopping. Sometimes we find something cool. Other …

Cooking is easier than gardening for me

Hi! My name is Tina Specht and I am the wife of Minden Press-Herald publisher David Specht Jr. We have two amazing boys: Zachary and Joshua, and a wonderful daughter-in-law, Sarah. Life is an adventure with us, and there is never a dull moment. I came from Maine more than 25 years ago and have never looked back. I love …

Why would you want to work for me?

I wrote a blog post several years ago asking the question, “Why would you want to work for me?” At the time, we were looking for some top-notch talent for our team. I received a lot of positive feedback, but the market was not at a place where there was a lot of great talent available. In recent months, I …

I’m not a preacher, but…

“Are you a preacher, sir?” the voice at the end of the aisle asked me. “Uh, no.” was the best response I could give on such short notice. I can see where the mistake could be made. After all, I was in a Christian book store. I was wearing a shirt and tie. I was mumbling to myself – (OK, …

being intentional

Being intentional is not that easy

Being intentional has become a “buzzphrase” of sorts, especially in leadership. However, acting on that phrase is a lot more difficult (at least initially) than it sounds. At one time, I had the privilege of hosting a church life group in our home. During one of our meetings, we discussed “meditating on God’s word.” Blessed is the one who does not …

There is hope for knuckleheads

Do you think you are a knucklehead? Maybe others think that about you. Either way, I have good news — there is hope for you. A little “Knucklehead” History… In my late teens and early 20s, my “knuckleheadedness” was in full motion. I was irresponsible, short-sighted and somewhat arrogant. Each weekend meant consuming too much alcohol, spending too much money and …