A Love Letter to Winter

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Dear Winter, Thank you for the lovely holiday season. I especially enjoyed the quiet snow falling on Thanksgiving. It made the whole day soft and left the world crystal bright and sparkling. I love it when you do that. The ice storm last week, however, was a bit much. Yeah it was pretty but some… Read More

Amish Auctions

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It’s widely known that the Amish take care of themselves. In fact, their sense of community is one of the many things I admire about them. One of the most popular ways that they support each other and their community is through various types of auctions. A few weeks ago, Lynette Sowell told us about… Read More

Neighbors by the Numbers

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One of the reasons we hesitate to meet our neighbors is the big unknown. What are they like? Will they like me? Will they be friends or foes? Your neighbors’ homes are about the same size, value and style as yours—but the conversations inside those homes may be very different than the ones happening around… Read More

The art of yeast bread making

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The scent of bread baking in the oven is probably one of the best aromas ever; one of the best tastes ever is a slice of homemade bread with a dollop (or dab) of butter. My mouth waters just thinking about it! For the first few years of my early married life, I did battle… Read More

3 Ways to Plan Simple Menus for Busy Nights

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I don’t know about your life but ours is a little chaotic sometimes. Between my pastor-husband and cheerleader-daughter, our calendar can get pretty chaotic.  And when our schedule is crazy, the first thing we tend to do is eat out more.  When the ball games start at 4:30 p.m., you can’t really eat before the games… Read More

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