Is your life crazy? Do you want things to slow down? Here’s a few ways to be more Amish. Give up your smart phone . . . or at least wait an hour before you check it in the morning. Spend a few quiet moments with God instead. Bake your own bread . . …. Read More
We were created to be party of a community, to live, and laugh, and love together.
Sometimes as members of the body of Christ, we have the tendency to put others in a box. We can’t visit somebody in the hospital; that’s the pastor’s responsibility. We can’t clean the carpets in the church; that’s the janitor’s job. We can’t audition for the worship team; that’s the music minister’s decision. Do you… Read More
While relaxing on a friend’s back porch over a spicy vegetarian stew and homemade bread, the conversation turned, naturally, to food. Everyone around the table expressed concern over how much junk food kids eat and how little time children spend outdoors. Our host said she watches every afternoon as a group of elementary schoolchildren heads… Read More
Our whole family loves to go visit my parents, and my mom’s preparation is one of the reasons. As soon as we get in the house, we all know where to look. In the cookie jar I find Twin Bing candy bars for me, in the fridge is a gallon of chocolate milk for my… Read More
I started a blog for my post here at Not Quite Amish, and then the tornadoes ripped through my adopted home state of Oklahoma. So as I sat down to finish the post, I could think of nothing else but the pain and the destruction of my fellow Okies. I’m writing this on the day it happened:… Read More