Category: Family Life

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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How Many Pairs of Shoes Do You Own?

Another Way for week of August 10, 2018 How Many Pairs of Shoes Do You Own? I lost one of my favorite pairs of shoes while on vacation at the beach this summer. I hesitate to say they were stolen—that would even be okay because then someone else would still be enjoying them. But who […]
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A No-Tan Summer

Another Way for week of July 27, 2018 No-Tan Summer We went to the beach this summer with two of our daughters, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren. I followed my daughters’ lead and not only put on plenty of SPF50 sunscreen every time we went out, I covered up with a hat, blouse, shorts or […]
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What Does Your Child Know about Getting Lost?

Another Way for week of July 20, 2018 What Does Your Child Know about Getting Lost? The little girl was not more than two or three at most. Still wearing diapers, I’m quite sure. She first attracted my attention because there was no adult hovering nearby, and she looked a little lonely or lost. She […]
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Fathers who make things for their kids

Another Way for week of July 13, 2018 About My Dad Guest column by Nancy Ketcham Editor’s note: Nancy Ketcham of Wakarusa, Indiana, is the oldest sister of columnist Melodie Davis. She writes about her memories especially of their dad, inspired by Another Way’s “Father’s Day” column. Second of two guest columns by readers while […]
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Working Hard on an Amish Farmette

Another Way for week of July 6, 2018 Working Hard on an Amish Farmette Guest columnist: Winona Miller Editors note: Winona Miller of Middlebury, Indiana, reads Another Way in The Goshen News and responded to Melodie Davis about her own growing up days. First of two guest columns by readers. (Photos from Melodie Davis’ own […]
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How Often Should You Change Your Sheets?

Another Way for week of June 22, 2018 Thoughts Upon Changing Sheets What’s your worst cleaning-related job? Around your own home, what chores do you dislike most? Do you keep as clean of house as your mother—or your father —did, or do? Or maybe it’s the little job or jobs that you just put off […]
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There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

Another Way for week of June 29, 2018 Thoughts on Mercy It’s a song I’ve sung most of my life at church. As so often happens, I often do not really pay that much attention to the words. We enjoy the tunes and the sound but so often are minds are not open or connecting […]
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