Stay hydrated in warmer weather

Stay hydrated in warmer weather

Now that spring is here and the weather is warming up, I plan to be outside more doing all kinds of strenuous outdoor activities. What are some ways t...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Tip me over and pour me out

Tip me over and pour me out

I’m not sure why this little song has been playing in my mind today — maybe somebody needs to read what I’m going to write about thi...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Best recipes direct from the source

Best recipes direct from the source

Many of the foods you buy to store, prepare and consume at home are packaged.Think about it. That pound of butter comes in four sticks, each wrapped i...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Hold on to your hat, it’s the year-end softball game

Hold on to your hat, it’s the year-end softball game

Editor’s Note: Gloria is on vacation this week, her mother, Dorcas Raber, is filling in.Batter up!The last day of school had finally come. In ou...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Food safety after the storm

Food safety after the storm

Our neighborhood lost power after a round of violent storms hit our area and some of our neighbors’ homes were also flooded. Now that the storms...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Happy Mother’s Day mothers and moms

Happy Mother’s Day mothers and moms

We all got here the same way — that is, we all have mothers and fathers.As everyone knows, that fact doesn’t insure a level playing field ...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Are you living for Jesus or for yourself?

Are you living for Jesus or for yourself?

“He has now reconciled you … in order to present you before God, holy and blameless and beyond reproach.” (Colossians 1:22 New Ameri...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Pennsylvania Dutch not Greek to the Amish

Pennsylvania Dutch not Greek to the Amish

Editor’s Note: The Amish live in the United States and Canada. Some Beachy Amish Mennonite churches (a more liberal sect of the Amish) can be fo...

May 12th, 2017 |  


You can’t have your cake and eat it too

You can’t have your cake and eat it too

I was waiting in line at the grocery store minding my own business, which is a full-time job these days. I have worked hard over the years to master t...

May 12th, 2017 |  


The rural life advantage

The rural life advantage

In the last few weeks I visited the farms of two rural Ohio families for feature articles in the agriculture publication Rural Life Today. In both cas...

May 12th, 2017 |