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Autumn: An Appreciation

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All my senses are ready for fall to be here! I love the cold weather and the comfort food. I am excited for the shorter days and bundling up in layers of clothes. I can’t wait to wear my sweaters and have soup for dinner. The first official day of autumn is September 22. But… Read More

Bridge Over Troubled Water

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“And forever and forever, as long as the river flows…” —The Bridge, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow No doubt about it, there’s something romantic about a covered bridge. Sometimes called “kissing bridges,” many a kiss has been sought within the dim recesses, but romance isn’t the only fond memory. My husband’s grandpa once told us a story… Read More

Livin’ in the Summertime…

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August is almost over and it’s back to school for my kiddos. As I sit here writing this blog post I am amazed by how quickly our summer went. The funny thing is that my kids were so excited for the first day of school! For the last few weeks or so my daughter has… Read More

My Holy Dog

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A high school graduation gift from my parents, my Bible was simply engraved “Amy Lynn” because they knew my maiden name would someday change. I quickly dashed their hopes that I would love its words and embrace their Writer. Its leather was uncreased, its pages were stuck together, its advice went unheeded. The only witness… Read More

Help Carry My Burden

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Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ Galatians 6:2 This verse from Galatians is a favorite of mine. I love to help. I’m good at rolling up my sleeves and getting a little dirty when a friend needs help. I bring meals. I clean clothes. I drive… Read More

Where Have All the Amish Gone?

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When I was in third grade, I started the year off in a Cincinnati area elementary school that has since been leveled. The school lives on in my memory, though, because of the amazing music teacher. Two songs he taught us, “The Wells Fargo Wagon” from The Music Man and “Jeannie’s Packing Up” from Brigadoon,… Read More

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