Saturday, April 30, 2011

'Plain Wisdom' .... My thoughts exactly.

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I absolutely LOVE books pertaining to the Amish. Author Cindy Woodsmall is one of my favorite Amish Fiction authors and when I learned that she wrote a book along with her Old Order Amish friend, Miriam Flaud, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.

'Plain Wisdom' By Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud is filled with short stories, advice, scripture, and some recipes that just sound delightful. It feels like you have been invited into an Amish home with two very different, but very similar women who share their life lessons with you.

I was inspired by some lessons, such as always remembering that a conversation with a love one could potentially be your last. To remember to never judge a book by its cover or a women by her kitchen. That a good friend removes loneliness and God is always your Good friend.

This book was heartfelt and inspiring. Full of Plain traditions and love for God,

I recieved this book free from Waterbrook Multhnomah Publishing group for this review.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Go link up 5 Question Friday!
1. Have you ever had surgery?

When I was 10, I had my tonsils and adenoids out. I have vivid memories of that visit. The raccoon on the nightgown I wore, the dream I had about flying through the clouds in a car with the nurse who had stayed with me, weird.

2. Ever ride in an ambulance?

Twice, but never on the stretcher.

The first time, I had been a passenger in a car with a friend when I was 16 and we got in a car accident. She said her neck hurt so they took her by ambulance and I rode in the front passenger seat.

The second time was when my son had his first febrile seizure.

3. How are you in a medical emergency? Panicked? Calm?

I panic. But now that I am a mom and a nanny who is often in charge of many little ones, I am working on it. I have handled 2 seizures pretty calmly.

4. Do you have a garden? Flowers or veggies?

We have a tiny little area in front of our front window that we plant some plants and flowers in every year. My thumb is not very green.

5. When did you move out of your parents house?

When I was 19.