Confessions of a Peace Lover…

Summer, where hast thou gone? Oh I realize that technically it is still summer but September always sounds like fall to me. Days are shorter, nights are cooler. And of course there’s the whole “back to school” thing for the kids

Time flies when you’re having fun.

Summer 2015 has been filled with some out-of-the-norm activities for us. We ended the school year with a houseguest from Alaska. It’s always fun to show out-of-towners the beauty of Amish Country. Soon after our guest room was empty I was excited to

Continue reading Confessions of a Peace Lover…

Be prepared in season and out of season

Volleyball is my sport. I have played since middle school and still continue to play on several rec leagues and man, I miss the every day practices that made me good at my craft of being a setter. Now that I only play once or twice a week, the ball doesn’t always go exactly where I planned… Sometimes it’s too far off the net, too tight, or I didn’t get to the pass quick enough and the attempted set goes right in the net. I work

Continue reading Be prepared in season and out of season

Puddles of Joy

Last weekend we got a call from dear friends asking if they could stop in for an overnight visit on their way to Wisconsin. Excited to see them we told them they were more to welcome.

With our friends arriving on Tuesday my week got off to a busy start. Sheets needed to be washed, beds needed to be made, and a special meal needed to be planned for Tuesday night.

On Tuesday morning we woke to a stead rainstorm outside our window. As my girls ate their

Continue reading Puddles of Joy

Confessions of a Peace Lover…


Ecclesiastes 3:1 sums it up well “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”.

Last week yet another season ended in my life. For the past twenty-five years I have been blessed to have a great mom-job, part time work as a bookkeeper for a nearby family business.

I started the job in 1989, a young mommy of two little girls who was simply looking for a way to contribute to the family budget with a few hours in an office and

Continue reading Confessions of a Peace Lover…