Wedding bells! How exciting! Earlier this year my niece, Lori Miller, of Ohio, called me and shared the good news of her engagement to Michael Troyer.

It’s Monday morning. All is peacefully quiet around here. My husband, Daniel, went to work at 5:45 and the children, Austin and Julia, are both sound asleep so I decided to grab a pen in an attempt to put these quiet moments to good use.

Hello Friends! Father’s Day is just around the corner once more. In our home, Father’s Day certainly is an excellent reason for celebration. Why shouldn’t it be with the world’s best Daddy in the house? Oops, did I say that? To the rest of you fathers, don’t take that personally. It’s just t…

Last week we, as a church, joined together in preparing an Amish meal that was to be served at the community hall in the town of Robinson, Illinois. Several times each year we do this as a fundraiser for our parochial school or to help pay hospital bills. These suppers are a highlight for al…

Today is National Zucchini Bread day...one of my favorite breads to eat next to banana nut bread. However, I also like zucchini fried, baked and many other ways as well.

It was 5:30 on Wednesday evening. I stopped at mom’s to chat with her for a bit before going to my husband’s office to fax my weekly column. While I was there I picked up the telephone to give my husband, Daniel, a quick call. He was at home taking care of Julia and Austin.