Have you ever been to a Bent and Dent store? If you find yourself traveling into Amish Country you can bet your bottom dollar that you will happen upon one of these unique stores. You must pop in and see what I am fussing about. The stores remind me of The Island of Misfit Toys… Read More
Ideas on becoming good stewards of all given to us.
Over the years I’ve put a lot of thought, sacrifice, and even money into figuring how to make working from home work. Just yesterday I was telling a friend, “How amazing is it that I get to do what I love [write] while also getting to spend a large portion of my day with my… Read More
Every summer, it happens. As day after glorious day of summer vacation dwindles, so does the time of our children’s summer “freedom.” Somehow the routines that we held so closely during the year have been forgotten, and it’s almost Thanksgiving break, it seems, that we feel like we’re almost back on track. Advertisers have been… Read More
Your kids are finishing up with school for the summer and the whole family is in much need of a break. Road trips are always a good choice in the summer to see the country and spend quality time with your family. Driving to your destination is often less expensive than flying, but that does… Read More
“Catherine, I guess you’ll have to ask the blessing tonight. God knows I’m not grateful for turkey hash, and I can’t fool Him.” The Reverend Peter Marshall on leftovers, A Man Called Peter. When I cook dinner, there are usually leftovers, and boy, can it be hard to sell those leftovers when the next… Read More
It’s spring and my mailbox is filled with catalogs offering warm-weather clothing, kitchen accessories, outdoor furniture, seeds, gardening supplies and farm equipment, among a multitude of other offerings. There’s a slight lull in January and February, but by March and April the barrage of slick advertisements is coming on strong, drawing buyers into pages filled… Read More