Archive for May, 2015

Never Say No~Mark & Jan Foreman~Book Review

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

About the book: Never Say No (David C. Cook, May 2015) The question Mark and Jan Foreman are most often asked is: How did you raise your kids? Mark and Jan Foreman’s adult sons Jon and Tim Foreman of Switchfoot have influenced their world not only by a successful music career but also through their […]

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Simple Tips For Using More Cloth Around The House

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

When we were kids, my mom always used cloth napkins. We may have used paper napkins if we had a lot of company or if we were on a picnic but cloth was normal. I have also always used cloth napkins except for the same reasons as my mom. It wasn’t difficult for me to […]


Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

So many things going on in the world that leave me feeling less than peaceful. Today, I was thinking about some news stories and just felt sad and then upset. Tonight, what comes to mind is “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee.”  from Isaiah. I’m working on thinking […]

When Grace Sings~Kim Vogel Sawyer~Book Review

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

About the Book: When trouble roars into quiet Arborville, Alexa and Anna-Grace find themselves the target for discord and exposed secrets. Can they continue to seek the God of all grace amidst the fog of confusion? Alexa Zimmerman wonders if the Old Order Mennonite community in Arborville, Kansas will ever fully accept her. Her family […]

Called To Be Amish~ Marlene Miller~ Book Review

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

About the Book: Fewer than one hundred outsiders have joined the Old–Order Amish—and stayed—since 1950. Marlene C. Miller is one of them. In this rare memoir, Marlene recounts her unhappy and abusive childhood, how she throws herself into cheerleading and marching band, and how she falls in love with Johnny, the gentle young Amish man […]

Nailed It?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

A few days ago, a link for a tutorial to make a sunflower wreath was making the rounds on Facebook. It’s so pretty that I figured I’d give it a try. The paper mesh in yellow is sold out, but I heard you could try poly mesh (plastic). I found poly mesh at the craft […]

When I Compare

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

When I was reviewing the book I posted about earlier this week, I felt like it didn’t really apply to me. I don’t go to Facebook and see people’s photos or updates and think, “Why can’t I be like that?” I don’t look at projects people do and feel like my things aren’t up to […]

I’m Happy For You (Sort of….Not Really) ~Kay Wills Wyma ~Book Review

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

About the book: Facebook in 2013 reports 1.23 billion monthly active users. Berlin’s Humbolt University research, meanwhile, shows how many of those users run into “envy, leaving them feeling lonely, frustrated or angry.” Take a deep breath and slowly set down that smartphone, says Kay Wills Wyma, author of the new I’m Happy for You […]

Jesus Love Me~You Too!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

How amazing to think how much He loves each one of us.