I want to be Amish (well, sort of)

This weekend, we stayed in Lancaster, PA. It’s been awhile since we’ve been here, and it’s been 23 years since we lived near here. I had forgotten just how beautiful Pennsylvania is. Not to mention how cute the Amish are. Here’s how our Friday...

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

I read Ishmael Beah’s book A Long Way Gone in one day. I am overwhelmed by Ismael’s story of abuse, terror, courage, and resilience during the Sierra Leone war of the 1990s. Ishmael Beah shares his memoir in an open, empathy-provoking manner. His English,...

4 Lies about Fulfillment

I’m re-posting this article from Lift Up Your Day website, where it appeared today. JUNE 9, 2016 ~ SUE SCHLESMAN The year is already half over. Time to look at my New Years’ goals. Whoops. To my chagrin, I remember promising to all my readers that I would blog...

How to decide between good and better

My husband occasionally accuses me of not being able to make a decision. Or tormenting myself after I’ve made it. Or taking on too many responsibilities because I can’t say “no” to people. These accusations are all true. So–as much as I...

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