Myrna CG Mibus

Aviation • Art • Adventure

Essays

I’ve written a number of essays on topics ranging from bicycling to flying to parenting to growing up in a car-loving family. In January of 2015, I started writing essays on faith for my church’s newsletter, The Bethel Banner.

You can read several of my essays by clicking in the boxes below.

Let Your Light Shine

“As January rolls around and the New Year begins, I don’t exactly know exactly what Letting My Light Shine will look like for me.”

Published in Bethel Lutheran Church’s newsletter, The Bethel Banner, January 2016.

Click HERE to read Let Your Light Shine (please scroll to pg. 20).

The Gift of Christmas Time

“…Christmastime loomed ahead of me not as a wonderful holiday but as an event that threatened to toss me over the edge.”

Published in Bethel Lutheran Church’s newsletter, The Bethel Banner, December 2015.

Click HERE to read The Gift of Christmas Time (please scroll to pg. 9).

Grace is There for Me

“…I wrote “grace” off as yet another thing I wasn’t going to understand about Christianity, about being Lutheran.”

Published in Bethel Lutheran Church’s newsletter,The Bethel Banner, June 2015.

Click HERE to read Grace is There for Me (please scroll to pg. 9).

Leaning on Jesus

“Things have been tough … but that image of God just being there for me to lean on has been a comfort time and time again.”

Published in Bethel Lutheran Church’s newsletter, The Bethel Banner, April 2015.

Click HERE to read Leaning on Jesus (please scroll to pg. 21).

Moving in the Right Direction

“Back when I was a teenager, I thought I had a pretty good handle on what it meant to be a Christian … But as an adult, I really don’t know what to think anymore.”

Published in Bethel Lutheran Church’s newsletter, The Bethel Banner, January 2015.

Click HERE to read Moving in the Right Direction (scroll to pg. 4)

The Solid Place

“Life experiences and disappointing situations with people, even family members, made me doubt everything I thought I knew about God.”

Published in Bethel Lutheran Church’s newsletter,The Bethel Banner, February 2015.

Click HERE to read The Solid Place (please scroll to pg. 10).

Rosie's Salon

One day, my three-year-old daughter, Rosie, gave me an unexpected gift.

Published in Womeninc. July 2009 and the book, Chicken Soup for the Mothers of Preschooler’s Soul.

Click HERE to read the essay.

Sammy the Snake

Sammy the Snake is an essay about remembering Grandma, one stitch at a time.

Published in Minnesota Moments, July/August 2008 and Womeninc., October 2010

Click HERE to read the essay.

Brake Stands

Brake Stands is a story about burning rubber — and talking to Dad.

Published in the book, Minnesota Memories 6. Also published in in Womeninc. August 2009 and the September 2008 issue of “The Tattler”, the newsletter of the Minnesota MG T Register car club.

Click HERE to read Brake Stands.

Finding My Wings

A story about learning to fly, facing challenges and a person who helped me find my wings.

Read at Risking, a Northfield Arts Guild Writers’ Night, February 2006.

Published in Minnesota Flyer, September 2006.

Click HERE to read Finding My Wings