7 Tips for Environmentally Green Lawns

A lush, green lawn is high on many homeowners’ lists. But as green as green grass is, is it really green? Environmentally green? The color green symbolizes health and freshness but, in the case of a lawn, it may not be the healthiest option for you and your family. If you want a truly green […]

Interview with Valerie Comer

I caught up with author Valerie Comer on the eve of the release of her second novel, Wild Mint Tea. Hi, Valerie! Hi there. It’s great to be here, but I’m sorry to remind you that Wild Mint Tea doesn’t release tomorrow but on Saturday, March first. Oh. Well, almost eve, if you must be […]

Top 10 Simple Ways to Engage Your Teens

Whether you’re Amish or not, your role with your kids changes as they grow older. They spend less time with you, and more time with their friends. The siren call of technology, hormones, and the in-crowd creates powerful suction to pull your kids away from the family . . . and from God. What can […]

21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes | Day 14 – Eatmore Bars

Here it is almost Christmas. Maybe you’ve just gotten invited to one more quick get-together and feel you should bring something . . . but what? Here’s a no-bake recipe for a fairly healthy treat you can whip up in a few minutes and stick in the fridge. It’s a take-off of a Canadian candy […]

We Remember

Like the Amish, the Mennonite people have historically been conscientious objectors to war, convicted that it is incompatible with the Christian life. After all, Jesus told his followers to love their enemies and to turn the other cheek when violence was done to them. Mennonites don’t oppose serving in peaceful ways such as the medical […]

Pay More for Coffee? On Purpose?

Pay more for coffee? On purpose? Oh, the horrors! We in North America do like our deals on food and other things, don’t we! Why would anyone choose to pay more money for something that we can get for less elsewhere? We may even think it’s prideful to think one should purchase the higher cost […]

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