erin ahnfeldt

Listening to Life

Say What You Need to Say

Say What You Need to Say

Someone caught me off guard in church last Sunday.  I was bouncing down the stairs saying “good morning” as I passed people.  Then, one gentleman replied with a little more than I expected. “You’re an Ahnfeldt!” he shouted. I stopped when he said that and turned...
Empty Hallways

Empty Hallways

Last Tuesday, I stood in an empty hallway.  It was the last day of school, a time for teachers to clean up, finish scanning final exams and check out.  The freedom of summer waited just outside our brick building, but I wanted to linger.  Strange, isn’t it? Part of...
Every Parent’s Nightmare

Every Parent’s Nightmare

Honestly, the whole experience didn’t seem real.  When my daughter, Hope, finished her race, we knew something was wrong.  Her gray lips and ghost-white skin looked way off. We cheered anyway as she crossed the line, but she never heard us.  She couldn’t hear anyone. ...
Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

There’s a Wisconsin lake that still holds a little mystery for me.  My college roommates and I camped near it one weekend.  We didn’t even know it was there until, late at night, we took a walk.  I remember standing on the dock, listening to the gentle lap of the...
The Power Of Ish

The Power Of Ish

Hey everyone.  It is my great privilege to introduce to you my first guest blogger!  This story you’re about to read is written by my new friend Dana Romualdi.  She teaches 3rd grade, and like me, enjoys writing about her faith and her experiences with her...