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Hospitable Kitchen {Plus a Giveaway!}

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Our kitchen remodel is finished! Back in April the demo began and in May I shared a little bit of how not having a kitchen impacted my world. (Here’s the link if you missed it!) Now that this project is over, it’s a little like childbirth, I’ve forgotten how hard it was. And also like… Read More

Family Moves

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Families move in all kinds of ways. Sometimes they come together and sometimes they drift apart. My family is beginning a move. And it’s a change that will take all our patience with each other as we make the transition. It is time for our mom to relocate closer to her children. In the close-knit… Read More

The Heart of the Home

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One of the things we really wanted to do to our new house was remodel the kitchen. It screamed for updating. So six weeks ago the demolition began. We are still in the middle of the project. Everything everyone has ever said about redoing a kitchen seems to be true: It will take longer than… Read More

Morning Has Broken | Watching Birds Like the Amish

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“Morning has broken, like the first morning, Black bird has spoken, like the first bird…” Eleanor Farjeon A very early memory for me is seeing my mom rescue a robin from our basement window well in St. Louis, Missouri. I was probably four years old. I remember the robin sat on her finger and this… Read More

Amish Lifestyle, English Life | Part One

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Reader Question: How can I live the Amish or at least close enough to it without actually becoming Amish? I think this is a very valid question and that there are likely many other readers who are interested in this as well. I offered to answer the question and hopefully I can be some encouragement… Read More

Married for Life | Amish Secrets to Marriage

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I just celebrated my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with my husband. I’m not sure how we made it through a quarter of a century, but somehow we did, as well as three years together before that. Everyone is full of congratulations and well-wishers. Yet for most Amish couples, a twenty-fifth wedding anniversary is standard procedure. That’s… Read More

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