Category: Family Life

Amish Boy’s First Trip to Florida, 1944

Another Way for week of January 18, 2019 Amish Boy’s First Trip to Florida, 1944 Guest column by Merle Headings Columnist’s note: Many northern Amish spend the holidays or coldest months of a northern winter in the south. My friend Merle Headings (no longer Amish) remembers how excited he and his family were to make […]
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Cultivating Conversations: Spread Sweetness

Another Way for week of January 11, 2019 Cultivating Conversations: Spread Sweetness We didn’t have any children or grandchildren home the weekend before Christmas, none on Christmas Eve, none on Christmas Day. They came later in the week, including the weekend of Dec. 27-30. When children are grown and live a distance and have families […]
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Starting the New Year Well

Another Way for week of January 4, 2019 Starting the New Year Well Do any of your goals for the New Year include drawing closer to God, or deepening your walk of discipleship? Perhaps “disciple”e isn’t in your active vocabulary of how you think of or describe your faith life. The early disciples who followed […]
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Never Give Up

Another Way for November 16, 2018 Never Give Up Videos on YouTube or Facebook range from crazy and hilarious, to tear tugging. A recent viral video of a young bear cub climbing an almost vertical mountain face spells courage and persistence like no other. Some viewers said they almost couldn’t watch. First we see the […]
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Beloved Memories of Mexico Beach, Fla.

Another Way for week of October 26, 2018 Beloved Memories of Mexico Beach       To be honest it wasn’t that much of a beach to begin with but it was “our” beach, only 38 miles or so from my home in the panhandle of Florida back in 1969. We could whip down there on a […]
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Everybody Clean Up

Another Way for week of October 18, 2018 Everybody Clean Up If you have children or grandchildren in daycare, preschool, kindergarten or Sunday school, they probably know the “clean up” song: Clean up, clean up, everybody clean up, time to clean up! Pick up, everybody pick up, everybody pick up, time to pick up! Pick […]
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Lean on Me

Another Way for week of October 12, 2018 Lean on Me: Two Boys and Two Grandparents’ Adventure at the Zoo Have you ever gone on an adventure unsure if you were up to the task? Maybe a zipline, a whitewater trip, or perhaps a jump with a parachute? More to the point: Are two sixty-somethings […]
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The Wonder of Birth

Another Way for week of October 5, 2018 The Wonder of Birth I have now been privileged to be present at the birth of three grandsons. We have two additional grandsons who were born before we could quite get there. But that was okay too. We got there as soon as we could. Watching a […]
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Ten Ways to Improve your Marriage

Another Way for week of September 21, 2018 Ten Ways to Improve your Marriage Last week I canvassed friends on Facebook about their top causes of disharmony in marriage. I was curious whether others faced the same kinds of regular or even annual arguments that pop up for us. Several of our skirmishes no one […]
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Top 10 Sure-Fire Argument Starters in a Marriage

Another Way for week of September 14, 2018 Top 10 Sure-Fire Argument Starters in a Marriage We recently were privileged to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of our neighbors with a nice dinner out. What a milestone! While it is great to focus on the love and beautiful times that help a couple grow their marriage […]
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The World of Work

Another Way for week of September 7, 2018 The World of Work If you’re employed, Labor Day is basically just the last of summer’s three paid holidays, nicely spread out. I got to thinking seriously about our national labor force as the manager at a box store sat entering the details of my custom blinds […]
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What You Can Learn Parking Cars at a Large Event

Another Way for week of August 31, 2018 Don’t Blame the Parking Crew At an event or an amusement where there was a parking crew, have you had to park someplace that irked you? I think I will forever look differently at the job of parking cars. Particularly in a poorly marked grassy field. Sooooo, […]
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