When I’m Squeezed, a Little Bit of Amy Oozes Out

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I got squeezed, and it wasn’t pretty. My feelings were hurt and my feathers were ruffled; I was offended and angry. Hateful words of retaliation and blame oozed from my lips. Resentment seeped from every pore, and bitterness slimed the rest of my day. Ugh. When life gives me a good, hard squeeze, all the… Read More

How to Prepare Your Floors for Your Toddler | Tina Hamilton

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How to Prepare Your Floors for Your Toddler New moms have a lot of things to worry about, and it seems like the older your child gets, the more you have to worry about. An age when moms become especially worrisome is during the toddler years. Their child is learning how to walk and becoming… Read More

The Importance of Rest: Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Women’s Retreat

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“Come ye . . . apart . . . and rest awhile.” Mark 6:31 I’ve just returned from spending the weekend with more than 100 Mennonite women. What a lovely time we had at the Amigo Centre, a Mennonite camp and retreat center near Sturgis, Michigan. As the speaker for the event, working with the… Read More

Recipe Wrangling

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It used to be that we cooks would keep recipes together in a neat little box, plastic or wood, and have our favorites ready to go at a moment’s notice. I remember the box my mother kept handy—that, and a copy of her red-and-white checkered, spiral-bound copy of the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook…. Read More

Ways I Fuel My Creativity

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Ways I Fuel My Creativity I’m an author of a lot of books and a lot of blogs— 40+ and 3,000+ respectfully! I write a lot. I plot a lot, but one of my biggest weaknesses is in taking time to consider how to fuel my soul. There’s a lot outbound and if I’m not careful I get… Read More

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