You can take a Mennonite girl out of the country, but you can’t take the Mennonite out of the girl. When it comes to simple living, we Americans get lots of things wrong. We waste. We over indulge in food and substances. We are distracted by our electronic devices. We use entertainment as a means… Read More
Transformation is a beautiful world. Turning old stuff into stuff you love.
I recently read a book at the prompting of my pastor’s wife—Year of Plenty by Craig Goodwin. This book was a good read, but it did more than entertain me. It started me thinking about the things I purchase, how I purchase them, and why. I suppose that’s the mark of a good book! When… Read More
I am not a huggy-touchy kind of person but it doesn’t mean that I don’t feel affection for my children, friends, and family. On the contrary, the depth of my love is monumental, so I find ways to show it through my actions and creativity. Words alone are not enough, so I’m always… Read More
I’m really excited about this post since I get to share with you another part of my life that I am very passionate about. Handicrafting! What is a Handicraft? Handicraft n [ˈhændɪˌkrɑːft] 1. skill or dexterity in working with the hands 2. (Clothing, Personal Arts & Crafts / Crafts) a particular skill or art performed… Read More
Do you ever feel like you’re running from one thing to the next? Do you secretly yearn for some of the simplicity the Amish seem to possess? With all the running around we do in today’s society, it’s no wonder Amish fiction has taken off. It’s a form of escape for the over-processed world we… Read More
So often when I visit the Amish I think, “I want to live like that. I want a simpler life.” When I read an Amish book, it reinforces the things that I admire about Amish communities. And there are ways I can simplify my life: Walk somewhere instead of driving Eat at home Spend time… Read More