Thrift Store Bargains

I love to recycle. In fact, I recycle everything I can—cardboard boxes, newspapers, bottles, plastics, and cans. I guess it’s a good thing that the recycle container from my city holds sixty-five gallons of my empties. But I want to talk about a different kind of recycling—thrift store shopping. To me this is the ultimate […]

From Rags to Riches: Stories from a Mennonite Childhood

My great-grandmother Snyder seldom threw anything away. For her, turning one item into another had all the energy of the resurrection itself. So, it’s fitting in this Easter season to remember Great-grandma and her skill of transformation using needle and thread. She darned socks, turned frayed collars from one side to another, sewed patches on […]

Simple Lessons from Mennonite Upbringing | Shirley Hershey Showalter

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 […]

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