Hospitality, Amish Style

The Old Order Amish attend church services every other week in Lancaster County. On alternate Sundays, the Amish often gather informally in various homes for social interaction and treats. Doesn’t that sound fun? I’d love to be included! At the other end of the...

Happy Spring Monday!

I’ve always thought yellow is the color of spring, until yesterday morning. After attending church, I strolled over to the University of Washington with friends in hopes of seeing blooming cherry trees. Entering the campus, we were met with stark, dormant branches....

Wildwood Creek | Guest Blog by Lisa Wingate

When I’m out and about talking about books, people always ask me where the story came from, how much is true, where did the idea begin? It’s different with every book – that’s what keeps the process fascinating, I think.  A book is a little like a pregnancy. You never...

Top of the Morning!

It’s that time of year again. Remember the dread you felt when you realized you’d come to school without wearing a stitch of green on Saint Patrick’s Day? I admit, every St. Paddy’s Day I still do an inventory of my clothing looking for green. Why do I care? Is a...