Category: Family Life

Getting Ready to Read

Another Way for week of March 22, 2019 Getting Ready to Read My oldest grandsons, both five, are learning to make their letters. As a writer, I’m excited to see them enter the world of forming words and copying simple sentences. The oldest one sent his grandfather a birthday card this year that was hand […]
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St. Patrick’s Day Word Tracer

My column on “Getting Ready to Read” will be published here on the Finding Harmony Blog on March 22, one week after it has been published in newspapers. Meanwhile, enjoy and print one or several for young children in your life! file:///C:/Users/melod/Documents/AnotherWay2019/word%20tracer_st%20patrick.pdf You can also find more educational resources, at Education.com.    
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When Keeping Up Gets You Down

Another Way for week of March 8, 2019 When Keeping Up Gets You Down My husband bought me a new smart phone this past Christmas. It was beautiful but it took me until the end of January before I could finish activating it. I won’t go into details but I’ve got the shiny new one […]
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Inward Journey: How God Loves Us

Inward Journey: How God Loves Us If you’re a regular reader here, you know that I believe in God. I’ve never seen God, never touched or shook God’s hand, never hugged that Being, yet still I believe. As we begin again the Christian season of Lent, how can we grow in faith, love, and devotion […]
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Piggy Love: Tales of My Dad

Another Way for week of February 8, 2019 Piggy Love: Tales of My Dad My father would have celebrated his 102 birthday this week. He died in 2006. I ran across a treasured photo of Dad recently, where he was showing one of his darling piglets to my two oldest daughters. (Our third wasn’t born […]
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Before the Parade Passes By

Another Way for week of February 1, 2019 – Before the Parade Passes By The news that Carol Channing died last month brought to my mind seeing her wonderful performance in “Hello Dolly” which I enjoyed with several colleagues in New York City around 1979 or 80. When she came down a sweeping stairway onto […]
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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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