Kathy Yoder, Sioux City Journal

Kathy Yoder

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Recent articles by Kathy:

YODER: You don't tackle life's hurdles alone

In Isaiah: 43, God is speaking to the people of Israel who are in captivity, but he’s also speaking to us today. → Read More

YODER: A light shines in the darkness

Sometimes we don’t realize just how dark it is outside until we see a light break through the darkness. → Read More

YODER: The Psalm Tree grows toward heaven

She was an ordinary girl with skinned knees, stubborn hair, and dreams so big one lifetime couldn’t hold them. → Read More

YODER: Author's experiences teaches the value of forgiveness

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” → Read More

YODER: Changing world makes it hard to see Jesus

“Now there were certain Greeks among those who came to worship at the feast. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, ‘“Sir, we → Read More

YODER: I'm thankful for every day

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever” (1 Chronicles 16:34). → Read More

YODER: Scarier than the Walking Dead

Many people love scary movies. They even laugh with delight as they recount the scariest scenes. → Read More

YODER: Doors closing, doors opening

The sound of a door shutting is unforgettable. Whether you’ve heard it slam shut in your face and it’s nearly knocked you over or you’ve heard the tiniest breath-whisper of → Read More

YODER: Jesus: The door to salvation, the door to life

The sound of a door shutting is unforgettable. Whether you’ve heard it slam shut in your face and it’s nearly knocked you over or you’ve heard the tiniest breath-whisper of → Read More

YODER: Never forget the lessons of 9/11

"Never forget" has become the rallying cry for Patriots Day. A day every year on September 11 when we, as a nation, stop and pause from our busy lives and → Read More

YODER: Crickets remind me of the need for persistence

Living out in the country, I’ve learned a little bit more about wildlife. Male pheasants like to strut around on old gravel roads. It’s as if they’re all dressed up → Read More

YODER: Time seems forever for the young

My son Ethan celebrates his golden birthday this week. Thirty-one on the 31st. Where has the time gone? → Read More

YODER: The storm approaches

He looked up at the sky and saw the angry dark clouds. They were churning as a big wind came out of nowhere. It almost knocked him to the ground. → Read More

YODER: A few buckeyes to put in my pocket

Today’s my birthday. → Read More

YODER: Reflections on mourning

It’s hard to know what to say about the shootings last weekend. I just shake my head and feel very, very sad. → Read More

YODER: The most important preparation in life

I’ve prepared for many things in my life. I prepared for college by buying books. I prepared for marriage by planning a wedding. I prepared for my child’s arrival by → Read More

YODER: A dream about a bridge

The God of the Bible is still the God of today. He changes not. “I the LORD do not change” (Malachi 3:6a). God still speaks to us in dreams as → Read More

YODER: Thinking about Don

My brother-in-law, Don, was a great guy. He was smart and very competitive. He loved games. Every game I ever played with him I lost. → Read More

YODER: Painting for now and then

I was on vacation last week. I did something that I’ve never done before. I painted a house. Not just any house. My husband Mel’s two-story farmhouse. Not the entire → Read More

YODER: Tree symbolizes the deep roots relationships can have

My husband, Mel, and I planted a beautiful little apple tree earlier this week. → Read More