My third column ran in the De Smet News while I was home visiting my family and working on wedding plans. This one was fun for me to write, but not so fun to live out. The article is a little bit dirty because I actually had to dig it out of the trash! Since I was gone when it printed, I did not have a chance to buy mine at the grocery store. When John and I went to see his Grand Pa at the nursing home, he had just tossed his copy and I sorted through the wastebasket to find it.

Scan 15

The Damage


 1. Cracked bug shield – prairie cause of destruction – pheasant (a previous incident)

2. All other damage – prairie cause of destruction – snow drift


If its called a bumper shouldn’t it be able to handle a little bump? It think I’ll start calling in a “cracker.” (Sorry, thats what we call a homemade joke.)


Depressing snow & wind while I’m getting pulled out of the drift. The one part of the tale I couldn’t fit into the column was that I went to the store right after I got pulled out. I saw one of our neighbors who was also shopping in preparation for the blizzard. It was maybe 10 minutes after the ordeal and she already knew I’d gotten stuck. That’s small town life for you. Word travels fast!






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Hey there... I'm Sierra!

I am from a family of all girls. I always keep a journal. John & I were married back in 2013. It was a miracle then & it is now. We had three kids between Oct 2014 & August 2018 : Joslyn Shea, J.D., and Jesse Lee. We remodeled two houses & moved three times in our first 5 years. I grew up in Missouri, but was transplanted to South Dakota. I am working on my masters at Sioux Falls Seminary as of 6.1.19.

I started Sierra Shea & Co. as a space to curate encouragement for all women toward creative, redemptive lives as daughters of the King of Kings.