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Kim Nolywaika

A mail-order bride, Kim Nolywaika has been married to Manfred Nolywaika since 1989. They live in a little off-grid log house somewhere south of Fairbanks, Alaska and have four grown children. Two live at home, one lives nearby, and one is living in Heaven.

Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it… Psalm 127:1

New Friends

Originally published October 15, 2016 In these past nine months since Hans drove to the highway, I have dreamed of him only []

Compelled

It is over seven months now since Hans left us for Heaven, yet I still get these illogical, unrealistic, untrue thoughts/longings/compulsions to []

Four

It is a Sunday afternoon in summer.  The first summer without Hans.  Manfred and Noah are three hundred miles away on a []

Light Show

Hans was a flashlight fanatic.  This, of course, led to a rechargeable battery habit.  He did not want to get caught on []

Racket

This summer, our first without Hans, has been like no other.  In addition to Hans being gone, the rest of the family []

Trainwreck

“How are you doing?” Why does this question make me uncomfortable, almost panicky? It seems like a simple question to which I []

Joysorrow

“At first, I was shaken, but looking up, I recovered my strength…” George Whitefield Forward. That is the direction I need to []