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LookCarefully

I’ve posted before about my love for reading and slowing down our summer months after a busy school year. You can find that post here. In the same vein I wanted to post another way to slow down our lives and enjoy the small moments that are far too easy to forget. What I always… Read More

Promise to Cherish…a novel of sacrifice, faith, and love.

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I’m so excited to share my heart through my latest novel: Promise to Cherish. From my letter to the reader: “Back in the 1940s my ‘daddy’ (grandpa) was among the many young Amish men drafted to fight in World War II. Since he was a conscientious objector, however, he was sent to work at the… Read More

A Simple Summer

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So after a LONG winter, we are knee-deep into our summer. Are you making the best of it? If you’re anything like me, around March I start putting together in my mind’s eye all the ways I’m going to simplify our summer. Slower mornings. More pancakes. Playing outdoors. Reading more. As homeschoolers we are always… Read More

Amazing Grace

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Two months ago I shared with all of the NQA readers the story of my cousin’s child Grace. A short recap: Grace was born September 30, 2013 and by February was very ill with viral and bacterial meningitis. She was doing very poorly and needed much prayer. Her liver was failing and a liver transplant… Read More

Vella Shpringa

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My husband is a runner. Really, he’s not just a passionate runner . . . but about running health and nutrition in mind to keep his body strong. He started competitive running a little over 3 years ago, and I’m so impressed with not just his improvement, but his drive and motivation. Since our move… Read More

A Miracle for Grace

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I personally do not feel that it is a coincidence that when I was scheduled to contribute a post I have a serious prayer need for one my Amish cousins.Out of privacy for the family, I’m not able to share every detail about this prayer need here’s what I can tell you… I don’t feel… Read More

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