Give Me the Simple Life: Plain & Simple

Give Me the Simple Life: Plain & Simple

After studying the Amish so intensively , I know there’s a lot more that separates us than it might seem on the surface. It’s easy to get distracted by the bonnets and the beards. And . . . with the Amish (unlike the Dunkards and most Mennonites), add in...
Give Me the Simple Life: Victorian Gift Guide

Give Me the Simple Life: Victorian Gift Guide

As my family has expanded through marriage and grandchildren, we knew we had to simplify gift giving. I came across this Victorian guideline and have used it, very successfully, for the last couple of years. Oh . . . how I wish I had come across it when my children...

Give Me the Simple Life: Thanksgiving & Praise

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, I am reminded of one of the great songs of thanksgiving in the Bible—Psalm 100: “Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness, come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God;...
Give Me the Simple Life: Nature’s Symphony

Give Me the Simple Life: Nature’s Symphony

My interest in bird watching is now becoming a hobby. I even have binoculars (old ones that my husband uses for football games, but still . . . they work!) and I’m keeping a list of all of the birds I can identify around my neighborhood. There’s even a great horned...

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