Friday Fun: Pet Costumes

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Guide Dogs dressed up as ghosts . . .  too cute! Will you dress your pet up for Halloween? Share your pictures via Facebook, Twitter, or email and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Amish Values for Your Family.

Congratulations to the winner of last Friday’s giveaway, CHRISTINE BEASLEY. Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com to claim your prize!

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A Day in My Life: Grandma’s 90th!

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In mid-October, we celebrated my mother-in-law’s 90th birthday! Here are a few pix from our family album:

Here’s a table of a handful of Grandma’s ten grandchildren.

Here’s the 30+ table…some of her children and their spouses.

Grandma with her daughter, Frances, husband Duane and beautiful daughters Becca and Sara.

Here’s Grandma with her three amazing children: Steve, Frances, and Mark.

The dedication at the beginning of Christmas at Rose Hill Farm:

To my very special mother-in-law, Georgia, who first taught me to love roses.

 

Thanks to everyone who shared pictures on Facebook of your children or grandchildren. What beautiful little beings they are! Congratulations to the winners, BARBARA AUSTIN, DONNA MUCCIACCIO, and KIM MAY!  Please email your mailing address   Keep Reading…

Give me the Simple Life: Starry, Starry Night

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I read recently that, in Hebrew tradition, naming something meant that you had an intimate knowledge of it. About the same time, I came across this beautiful verse written by an ancient psalmist:

“He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name” (Psalm 147:4).

And here’s the prophet Isaiah’s variation on the theme:

“Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing” (Isaiah 40:26).

If God makes and calls each star by name (billions!) . . . imagine how much He loves you and me. Imagine how insignificant our day-to-day worries truly are when the God of the Universe holds our life in His capable   Keep Reading…

Author Spotlight: Judith Miller

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Welcome to Author Spotlight! Each week will feature a different author. We’ll get the scoop behind their writing life and dish a little. The authors will also be giving away a copy of their latest book. FUN.

The winner from the last Author Spotlight giveaway is JULIE BRUBAKER! Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com with your mailing address to claim your prize.

Welcome Judith Miller, author of The Brickmaker’s Bride, to Author Spotlight! Leave a comment below for the chance to win a copy of her book.

Share a little bit about yourself. Married with kids? Empty nester? Do you work full-time and write when you can squeeze it in?

I’m an empty-nester who is currently enjoying a lot of time with an eight-month-old granddaughter. When I first began writing, I worked as a legal assistant and later as a compliance analyst   Keep Reading…

Friday Fun: Dog Commercials

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Happy Friday! Start your day with a laugh and watch these three dog commercials. Which of these commercials is YOUR favorite?

Share in the comment section for the chance to win a copy of Amish Values for Your Family! Winner will be announced next Friday.

Need a laugh? Check out these funny dog commercials on @suzannewfisher’s blog!

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A Day in My Life: Baby Faces

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This Friday, Reagan Grace will be 12 weeks old! She’s doubled her birth weight and doesn’t even look like a newborn anymore. I was babysitting her yesterday afternoon so my daughter-in-law could have a little time to herself, and I couldn’t get over how much she’s grown. Smiling, giggling, holding up her head, kicking her legs against a body. She’s such a delight! Will post some updated pix of her soon, but for now, I thought you might enjoy some of her newborn moments. These were all taken within weeks of her birth.

 

Thanks, dear readers, for sharing our happiness about these little ones coming into our   Keep Reading…

Give Me the Simple Life: Family Dinners

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I’ve been reading a terrific memoir by Eugene Peterson (author of The Message), called The Pastor. Towards the back of the book, he describes a time when his wife, Jan, was asked to speak to a group. Someone asked her if she had any pearls of wisdom for raising children?

Her simple but profound answer: “Have a family meal every evening.”

I loved that!

There’s a lot of things I wished I’d done better as I raised my family, but having family meals was one thing that we did well. Steve worked long hours. Often, we didn’t eat until after seven at night. Not ideal . . . but worth it. I think our happiest memories are around our table.

Eugene Peterson goes on to describe what happens when people sit around a table together:

“Nothing is abstract or in general when you are eating a meal together.   Keep Reading…

Author Spotlight: Carrie Turansky

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Welcome to Author Spotlight! Each week will feature a different author. We’ll get the scoop behind their writing life and dish a little. The authors will also be giving away a copy of their latest book. FUN.

The winner from the last Author Spotlight giveaway is TERRI SHORTELL! Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com with your mailing address to claim your prize.

Welcome Carrie Turansky, author of The Daughter of Highland Hall, to Author Spotlight! Leave a comment below for the chance to win a copy of her book.

What is the smartest writing advice you ever got?

Join American Christian Fiction Writers. Being a member of ACFW has opened the door to publication for me. I’ve learned so much about the craft of writing fiction, and I’ve made some life-long friends.

What was your biggest break?

In early 2012 I was talking to   Keep Reading…

Friday Fun: Your Photobombs!

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If you missed last week’s Friday Fun, I posted a few of my favorite photobombs and asked your to share some of yours. Below are a few you submitted! Thanks for joining in the fun.

Congratulations to the winner of a copy of  Amish Values for Your Family, LIZ DREVES! Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com to claim your prize!

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A Day in My Life: Musical Guests

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A couple of pictures of my little musical houseguests…

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