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Monthly Archives: September 2013

It is Well.

A once successful lawyer and wealthy landowner, this godly father of five children, had it all. Hartio Spafford had a loving wife, four lovely daughters, one wee son. They were happy. Their family was financially secure and wealthy. All was well. And yet the events that were to unfold for this family in the following…

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Ketchup, the Mennonite Way.

  On this rainy, chilly Saturday morning, my friend, Jen and I found our way driving down long, cornfield lined country roads, the van piled high with tomatoes, canning jars, and eager anticipation.  We were ready to spend our Saturday elbows deep in tomato juice and various spices … you see, much to our excitement,…

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Trade Offs.

      “Having a heart of sympathy for your children will mean, by necessity, choosing a less busy lifestyle. It will mean lowering your expectations about what can and must be accomplished in a day. If it means winning your child’s heart, though, the trade offs are well worth the results.” Sally Clarkson When…

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The Fall Fair…

    It comes every year …               The infamous Fall Fair.   We love it.   The ol’ country fall fair, in which the Gauthier girls wrangle up every pet and animal they can to enter the fair competition,   bake up green and white cupcakes and create…

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