Is Gratitude the Key to Holiday Stress?

Is Gratitude the Key to Holiday Stress?

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Last week I awoke with a sense of anxiety. An unsettling, restless feeling that I should be doing...
Celebrating in Lancaster County

Celebrating in Lancaster County

Hurray, we’re home from another marvelous visit to Lancaster County, PA! Not until I began writing about the Amish did my husband and I celebrate our autumn anniversary in glorious Lancaster County. Can you think of a better place for me to do research on the Amish...
Amish Autumn

Amish Autumn

Not much evidence of autumn in our neck of the woods yet, except kids are back in school and our oak tree’s leaves are turning a drab brown. Eventually, thousands will drift to the ground almost nonstop. One year, I raked up 23 barrels of leaves over the course of a...
Are You a Risk Taker?

Are You a Risk Taker?

What’s your idea of taking a risk? Bungee jumping  or helicopter skiing off the highest peak? Scuba-diving in shark infested waters the way my husband does? I’ve got to wonder why people attempt such daredevil activities. Seeking a thrill and an adrenaline high?...
Summertime BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Summertime BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Is the living easy in the summertime as the well-known song states?  Is summer your favorite time of year or have you just about had it with the heat and have a case of the summertime blues? Are you ready for autumn, which I admit is my favorite time of year? Love...
Congratulations and Thank Yous

Congratulations and Thank Yous

Congratulations to Lisa Towns Myers, winner of the stunning “Star in Common” quilt made by my Old Order Amish friend whom I hold in high regard, Emma Stoltzfus of E.S. Quilts in Lancaster, PA. and to Cheryl Hart, winner of the Kindle Fire 7. Both will also receive a...