Several years ago, I began my daily tradition to look for and find gratitude as part of my morning time with God. I highly recommend the practice of gratefulness in/for small and large things. In the midst of my extra struggles this year, I also look for things to make me smile. Here is an … More Thanksgiving Wishes for 2022
The rosy cheeks and perfect soft texture of the ripe peach begged me to bite into it. I rubbed off as much of the peach fuzz as I could under the running water. Then sliced off a chunk of the golden fruit. I crushed the peach’s soft flesh between my teeth and tongue to extract … More Peach Season
Some Patriotic Music to Celebrate this Important Day
A Father’s Day Blessing! “May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace. May your troubles grow less as your blessings increase.” Irish Blessing My sincere thanks to an online friend (who wishes to remain anonymous) for the photo taken in Colorado. The old settler’s cabin is no longer used. Can you spot the … More Father’s Day Blessing!
How many bakeries does it take to satisfy your sweet tooth? Pella, Iowa has three. And that doesn’t even include Maria’s Tea Room connected with the Scholte House Museum. 1. Jaarsma Brood & Banket Bakkerij family owned and operated since 1898. https://www.jaarsmabakery.com/Default.aspx727 Franklin Street; 641-628-2940; Mon-Sat 6am-6pm Their second location is in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Check … More How Many Bakeries Does It Take?
RJ Thesman and SuZan Klassen have a Book Signing at the Faith & Life Bookstore, 606 North Main Street, Newton, Kansas Saturday, April 9th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale’s annual missions fundraiser occurs that same weekend. https://kansas.mccsale.org If you have always wanted to view beautiful handmade Mennonite and Amish quilts … More Book Signing, Food & Quilts
The long procession of cars stretched for three city blocks. We were near the end of the line. After we passed the intersection, the motorcycle police escort raced around us to the next intersection. Out of respect, cars all along the small town streets pulled to the side of the road. When we finally turned … More Old-Fashioned Courtesy
If you read my posts regularly, you know how I occasionally like to mention some of the holidays. The February calendar has many things to celebrate. First, three of the more traditionally important dates. Then below that, a brief list of more humorous or light-hearted days. February 12 is President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday Why not … More February Calendar
“Shall I put the telephoto lens on the camera? Or leave the 35mm?” I asked my husband. He drove our car along a deserted road near the base of Wyoming’s Grand Tetons. Early morning frost blanketed the road and vegetation. “Why don’t you put on the telephoto? We probably won’t have a chance to photograph … More Missed Opportunity