Back from Ohio at home sweet home

Back from Ohio at home sweet home

We’re home! Yes, home sweet home.How is it possible to have such a wonderful trip, but then be so delighted to be home again?The younger childre...

June 2nd, 2021 |  


Try love, with a side of pasta

Try love, with a side of pasta

Editor’s Note: This week’s column is written by Gloria’s mother, Dorcas Raber.Hello from Gloria’s mom’s front porch. It&...

May 29th, 2021 |  


Excitement of going to Ohio

Excitement of going to Ohio

Excitement is high these days and the questions are endless:“Mom, is it now only three days till we travel to Ohio? Mom, Will I get to sleep wit...

May 20th, 2021 |  



Fruit salad days at the Yoders’

Fruit salad days at the Yoders’

I put Hosanna and Joshua in our single stroller, and I headed out the lane. We were going to the neighbors for a quilting. I’ll stop at the mail...

May 15th, 2021 |  


The Amish Cook: A spiritual sunset

The Amish Cook: A spiritual sunset

Wednesday was one of those days. It was after supper, the children had gone outside to play, and Joshua was extra fussy. This handsome little boy with...

May 7th, 2021 |  


Savoring praise, school and salad

Savoring praise, school and salad

Everyone arrived at our small, white country schoolhouse. It was a day when everyone gathered to celebrate another successful school year.We had taken...

April 20th, 2021 |  


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 |