Category: Family Life

What I Learned from Some Unusual Jobs

Another Way for week of May 17, 2019 What I Learned from Some Unusual Jobs Everywhere it seems I see signs shouting, “Job openings.” The newspaper heralds that unemployment is the lowest it’s been in 50 years. This summer should be a good time for kids to find summer work that not only pays steady […]
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My Grandma Miller: An Orphan

Another Way for week of May 10, 2019 My Grandma Miller: Orphaned I was fortunate to grow up in a three generational home. Now that I’m a grandmother I’ve been thinking about what a having a grandmother means to children. My Grandma Barbara Kauffman Miller and Grandpa Uriah Miller, on my dad’s side lived in […]
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Facing Decisions about Aging Loved Ones

Another Way for week of May 3, 2919 Facing Decisions about Aging Loved Ones Two summers ago at a church convention in Orlando, Fla., I had a soul stirring conversation with a former acquaintance whom I knew multiple ways. I’ll call him Steve. His mother was a tablemate of my mother’s for several weeks in […]
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Pie Lady Moments

Another Way for week of April 26, 2019 Pie Lady Moments If you’re wondering, “pie lady?” what on earth is that, I don’t blame you. Greta Isaac is author of a new book, The Pie Lady: Classic Stories from a Mennonite Cook and Her Friends. In it, Greta shares 32 stories of “pie ladies” and […]
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An Easter Message from Beyond

A bit late because I was traveling and we give newspapers a week to publish the columns before posting here. Another Way for week of April 19, 2019 An Easter Message from Beyond For an Easter reflection I feel compelled to share a little of the story of a friend and fellow church member, Charles […]
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When Doctors Had Time for Patient Care

Another Way for week of April 12, 2019 When Doctors Had Time for Patient Care The first doctor I remember in my childhood was, as we called him, “Old Doc Teters” (pronounced like “meters”). Walking into his quaint office in the small burg of Middlebury, Indiana, was like stepping into a museum from the 1920s. […]
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Five More Days

  Another Way for week of April 5, 2019 Five More Days The countdown is on in earnest now. As I write this (I write about two weeks ahead of when you read this), I have just five more days until I retire. As I always quickly add for readers of this column—no, I’m not […]
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Better-Than-Restaurant Loaded Potato Soup

Better-Than-Restaurant Loaded Potato Soup I have experimented for years with trying to duplicate the kinds of yummy loaded potato soup you find in many restaurants and eateries. Basically my efforts were something I made for myself; my family never “got” my attempts: they were not fans. Actually what I grew up on was a very […]
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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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