Awana Get Involved!

Awana Get Involved! My older kids have been involved in Awana since 1997 or so. And now my young kids are involved! I’ve always loved the mission focus and their scripture training. Tomorrow I’m flying to Kenya to see how Awana International is reaching hundreds of thousands of kids in Kenya with the message of Jesus Christ. But even before the trip photos arrive, there are a few things that I wanted to share! Awana Stories Resources for Parents Awana’s Spiritual {Read More}

A Visitor’s Guide to Berlin, Ohio

I’ve been married to John for twenty-four years. Some women show their men they love them by providing a back rub or going on a hike. I display my love by bringing home cheese. Lots and lots of cheese. Thankfully, I found the perfect place to stock up when I visited one of my favorite places, Berlin, Ohio. Heini’s Cheese Chalet is evidence of what can happen when a hardworking couple dreams together, and works together to see that dream {Read More}

A Trip Through Amish Country

Last Memorial Day weekend my husband and I traveled to Shipshewana, Indiana—Amish country! We went for a few reasons: I’m writing a true story of an ex-Amish couple and my publisher Zondervan met us to do a video shoot. (A Simple Hope will be out spring 2014!) I had a book signing for my new book The Promise Box at The Blue Gate Restaurant. I had plans to hang out with my ex-Amish friends and their Amish families. I was {Read More}

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