Yoder family has joyfully grown

Yoder family has joyfully grown

Editor’s Note: This is a two-part column from Gloria chronicling and celebrating the adoption of Jesse, age 3, and Hosanna, 4.Have you ever felt...

April 8th, 2021 |  


Quail of week at the Yoder’s

Quail of week at the Yoder’s

The children have been waiting for weeks, 21 days, to be exact.Last fall, we purchased 30 quail. Quail eggs are easier to digest, than chicken eggs, m...

March 24th, 2021 |  


Seeds of spring bring joy

Seeds of spring bring joy

I simply forgot how good sunshine feels. You know, those perfect spring days when even a sweater is no longer needed and the sun gently bestows the mo...

March 17th, 2021 |  



It’s OK to cheat for chicken

It’s OK to cheat for chicken

For as long as I remember, I’ve been drawn to the youngest children in school. Now I’ve found that when it comes to seeing your own babies...

March 10th, 2021 |  


Stepping outside the comfort zone

Stepping outside the comfort zone

As you know, I’m not a hunter at heart. Nevertheless, we aim to eat more natural whole foods at our house, minus all the additives, artificial h...

December 11th, 2020 |  


Stepping outside the comfort zone

Stepping outside the comfort zone

As you know, I’m not a hunter at heart. Nevertheless, we aim to eat more natural whole foods at our house, minus all the additives, artificial h...

December 5th, 2020 |  


Finding thanks in uncertainty

Finding thanks in uncertainty

As always, Thanksgiving has a way of getting minds geared toward things we’re thankful for, like food and family and faith. This year is no diff...

November 25th, 2020 |  


Cherishing little one’s early years

Cherishing little one’s early years

Joshua is no longer a newborn, but still a little hero by all. At three months old, he loves to be a part of the action, and splashes smiles on whoeve...

October 14th, 2020 |  


Celebrating end-of-summer birthday

Celebrating end-of-summer birthday

Julia’s birthday is rounding the corner. My girl, who was a baby but yesterday, is having her ninth birthday on Sept. 11. Memories flood back. I...

September 5th, 2020 |  


Joshua David’s first summer

Joshua David’s first summer

Little Joshua is doing well and is the center of attention. Everyone dotes over him. Yep, our long wait is over. It’s hard to believe that he is...

August 12th, 2020 |