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Posted on March 31, 2020 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach That dream! That one dream-in-waiting that felt impossible. Mine is a Celtic lap harp. The harp sings to me in mesmerizing notes. I love the honey tones, the calm, the beauty of the instrument. But I’d never… Continue reading…

Timing . . .

Posted on February 21, 2020 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach Whether it’s Day Light Savings or time zones, did you know time is relative to perception and agreement? Back in 1883, time zones were born because of progress. Not the success of science, but the failure of… Continue reading…

Telephones, Technology, and 10-Year-Olds

Posted on November 18, 2019 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach The first telephone was used at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. My grandfather was ten years old when the new telephone revolutionized the world. The first push button telephone was used on this day, Nov… Continue reading…

Can or Can’t—That Is the Question

Posted on August 22, 2019 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach I don’t like to be told what I can’t do. Takes me back to childhood when the answer always seemed to be no. I’ve been hearing a lot of what I can’t do with food. My attitude plummeted. Meals with friends… Continue reading…

Blissful Hobbies Enhance Careers

Posted on June 20, 2019 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach Swimming conjures up images of summer. Splashing in lakes, cannon balling into a pool, and swimming lessons with children. I started swimming as an infant, nine months old, being born in Las Vegas, NV. In those… Continue reading…

99.9 % Just Like You

Posted on March 17, 2019 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach In this world, we mere humans love the concrete. We love being able to label ourselves and others to raise or lower opinion. We love being able to say we’re “pure” Irish or Swedish or African… Continue reading…

Heaven on Earth

Posted on January 24, 2019 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach I traveled to Scotland over Thanksgiving. I’d dreamed of going all my life. Finally, after 40 years, I stood on the real Brig O’ Doon, walked the streets of Edinburgh, and visited graves of my ancestors… Continue reading…

5 Ways to Lower Stress

Posted on November 7, 2018 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach November 7th is International Stress Awareness Day. Did you know that was a thing? Stress seems to be all around us in ways beyond our expectation. My grandson said if he could vote for anything, it would be … Continue reading…

Fun Summer Prep for Scholastic Success

Posted on June 1, 2018 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6, CEB) As my children grew, I’d been hands-on all their lives, teaching them colors, numbers, son… Continue reading…

Souvenirs and Simple Memories

Posted on May 22, 2018 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach An odd thing happened to me recently. Hanging up my collection of antique spoons, many from my grandmother, I came across one that surprised me. The 1893 Columbian Exposition spoon had fallen out of its place… Continue reading…

My Grandmother’s Eyes

Posted on February 13, 2018 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach Prepping for bedtime, I looked in the mirror and saw my grandmother’s face. Somehow, I saw my memories of her, in me. I felt connected though she’s long gone. She’s in the shape of my chin, … Continue reading…

Podcasts for Entertainment, Education and News

Posted on January 5, 2018 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach How many podcasts do you subscribe and/or listen to regularly? I use podcasts for entertainment, education and news. It’s one of my favorite ways to engage in the pursuit of knowledge. But I also love … Continue reading…

Are You Afraid of Your Dream?

Posted on November 20, 2017 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach For months I sat on an almost finished screenplay. My first. A huge learning curve. But I dream of creating movies that touch and heal hearts. I can see myself on that red carpet, not in the spotlight, but… Continue reading…

Have You Ever Mourned Someone You Didn’t Know?

Posted on October 10, 2017 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach Genealogy fascinates me. The discoveries, history, heroism of people forging a future against all reason that they should survive. Some didn’t. October 12, 1777 my 4X great grandfather died in the American Revolution… Continue reading…

Trail of the Hiawatha (Part 2)

Posted on August 18, 2017 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach Riding the biking route, Trail of the Hiawatha, can be a deeply emotional experience. From the views at one of the highest bike paths in the world to the unfolding story of the challenges people went through … Continue reading…

The Trail of the Hiawatha

Posted on July 26, 2017 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach In the story, Fanned Embers, I get to explore one of the most dramatic moments in US History—the largest fire named The Big Blow Up by the press in 1910. The story is set on the Montana/Idaho border following… Continue reading…

Dream Big

Posted on January 30, 2017 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach Do you dream big? “Where there is no vision, a people perish.” Proverbs 29: 18a (KJV) The Bucket List Dare is a collection about four friends who dare each other to dream big! They’re coming… Continue reading…

Does God Care About My Dreams?

Posted on December 22, 2016 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach All my life I’ve wanted to go to Scotland. Even as a small child, my stepmom remembers me saying that one day I wanted to live there, learn about my ancestors, and bring my family full circle. Then mar… Continue reading…

The Story Behind the Story in Angela Breidenbach’s novel The Blue Ribbon Brides

Posted on November 17, 2016 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach The women from the past can be quite inspiring… consider the pioneer women from Montana who… continue reading…

What’s Your Dream?

Posted on May 19, 2016 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach When you’re daydreaming, where do you go in your head? As a little girl, as early as I can remember, I’ve wanted to go to a few very specific places in the world. I’d even get maps and globe… Continue reading…

Be Prepared for Success

Posted on April 8, 2016 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach I like to learn. A lot. In fact, it’s one of my “Top Five Strengths” as discovered from taking the test and reading Strengths Finder 2.0 a few years ago. Being a “learner” then … Continue reading…

Family Heirlooms

Posted on January 1, 2016 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach Growing up, we used a hand-blown amethyst glass pitcher for special events. The matching tumbler never made it out of the china hutch. But the pitcher served water year after year. I had no idea of the age … Continue reading…

Overwhelmed? 10 Steps to Conquer it!

Posted on November 9, 2015 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach Do you feel all alone in trying to figure out how to manage all the commitments? We know God has a plan for us, but we’re too busy to understand how to get out of the quagmire. One real way to protect our … Continue reading…

Words of Wisdom from Dad

Posted on June 18, 2015 by MTL Magazine

I said a bad word as a teen. And my dad said, “That’s not ladylike.” I rolled my eyes as only a teen can do. One day my dad said, “You know it takes more smarts to speak properly.” I rolled my eyes as… Continue reading…

All the Plans of Mice and…

Posted on November 6, 2014 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach I bet your mind filled in the missing word in the title, didn’t it? The expectation is there even if the word is missing. I had an expectation of my plans for the fall. I’d write a book, organize… Continue reading…

A Book Celebrating Montana’s 125th Anniversary!

Posted on August 6, 2014 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach How did that date sneak up so fast? 2014= Helena’s 150th Anniversary on October 30 (1864) 2014 = Montana’s 125th Anniversary on November 8 (1889) Writing Snowflake Tiara with my friend, Valerie Comer… Continue reading…

A-Muse-ing Moments

Posted on June 19, 2014 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach Muse: Noticing the world seems upside down lately. Writer: Aw, do you miss me? I’ll be home after the International Christian Retail Show. I’m emcee for the comedy event, String Story Slam… Continue reading…

As the World Spins

Posted on September 20, 2013 by MTL Magazine

Sometimes it feels like life is moving at interstellar space speed. Changes happen and we have to take them in stride while staying balanced. We can’t freeze the planet. How is balance at all possible with the massive harm … Continue reading…

Every Quilt Has a Story

Posted on June 14, 2013 by MTL Magazine

In my family, quilts are a big deal. Graduations, baby births, and pure love. I’ve been sharing the quilt made for my youngest son as I travel around the country, giving talks, doing book signings for A Healing Heart, and … Continue reading…

All About the Heart

Posted on April 19, 2013 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach My debut novel, A Healing Heart, is about heart health. The significance of writing about a character battling workaholism was part of the Lord’s orchestration to reach deep into my heart and prepare me for… Continue reading…

Crafting a Legacy

Posted on April 17, 2013 by MTL Magazine

by Angela Breidenbach Women have passed down cultural arts through generations. It’s how femininity and relationships between women have forged communities, countries, and legacies. In A Healing Heart, Mara Keegan learned beading… Continue reading…

It’s Personal

Posted on October 2, 2012 by MTL Magazine

Making Exercise Fun Based on Your Personality Type by Angela Breidenbach Do you feel like everything you try is a failure in fitness and weight loss? Finding a fun and lasting fitness lifestyle may be as simple as matching it to … Continue reading…