Confessions of a Peace Lover…


One of Webster’s definitions says: The ability to see things in true relationship

I like that, “in true relationship”, not just how we see it but as it is.

Confession time – having out of state friends visit us here in Amish Country always (yes, I used the word always – it’s true!) gives me a new perspective.

It also brings with it renewed appreciation for what we have here that I so often take for granted.

This week I am slowing down and enjoying the rolling hills of

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How’s your view? As you look out the window closest to you do you like what you see? I’ve spent the past ten days in Juneau, Alaska, taking in amazing views. Wouldn’t you know on day 10 I learned a great lesson about looking at things from a proper viewpoint.

My mother-in-law and I were taking one last walk before we leave this beautiful place and on a whim decided to take a tour of the Wickersham Historical Home. The volunteer giving the tour pointed out the

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Surprised By the Goodness of God

A few weeks ago a group of teenage boys went through our neighborhood, opened people’s mailboxes and ransacked their mail.

Apparently, they had extra fun with our mail. When Chris searched the neighborhood for each piece of our mail we soon realized this was more than a stupid prank. An opened envelope and a missing check made it obvious their intent was to steal.

We could tell by the envelope and postage exactly what had been stolen: A check from my dad, written to me, a reimbursement for $200.00.


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We all have our quirks.

I can’t go to sleep with the closet door open.

I can’t function without my morning shower.

I can’t eat bread after it’s been in the fridge.

A few weeks ago my husband, Chris, decided it was time to get a new chair for his office. Thinking this was a good opportunity for some family fun we loaded up our girls and headed to Staples where we played a game of Goldilocks by testing every chair.

“This one is too hard.”

“This one

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