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
Transformation is a beautiful world. Turning old stuff into stuff you love.
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
Over the past several years when editors asked me how to describe the Farm Fresh Romance series I was writing, I’d say it was something like Amish fiction—but not. I didn’t give that answer simply because Amish was popular and no one had a clue where my stories fit. I really do think there is… Read More