The Amazing Expanding Heart & Give-away

This is the screen saver on my cell phone. Every time it comes up, I smile. How I love each of those dear little faces. There is something precious and special about all of them, and I could fill pages sharing everything I love about my grandchildren. I remember the...
Gotta Love Creativity!

Gotta Love Creativity!

I come from a creative family. Daddy writes poetry, does amazing woodworking, and gardens. Mom tantalizes our tastebuds and stitches threads into lovely flowers and whimsical cats. My brother composes music. My daughters are singers, artists, poets. Oldest Grandboy...
Some of Life’s Little Lessons

Some of Life’s Little Lessons

By the time you’ve lived half a century, you better have learned a thing or two. I remember telling my fifth graders it’s important to study history because it keeps us from making the same mistakes former generations made. Well, in order to safeguard you...
When Everything Falls Apart

When Everything Falls Apart

I spent most of Monday and Tuesday watching the news coverage of the tornado damage in Moore, Oklahoma. I would imagine others also felt compelled to scan the televised images for signs of life amid the wreckage. There’s something about a tragedy, even when it...
A Daughter of the King

A Daughter of the King

See the little crowns? My middle daughter, Mom, and I attended the mother/daughter event at our church this past Tuesday evening. Everyone was given a crown and encouraged to wear it in preparation for our program. I’d never worn a crown or tiara of any kind...
Amish or Mennonite…What’s the Diff?

Amish or Mennonite…What’s the Diff?

Nearly every week I get reader email telling me how much my Amish books are enjoyed. I always smile. It’s nice when a reader enjoys the books. Then I think, “But I write Mennonite.” Not meant to be an insulting thought at all, but an observation. We...