The Good Kind of Surprise

The Good Kind of Surprise

How many of you enjoy surprises? I’m not talking about the kind of surprise that alters our lives by way of natural calamities, news of a life-threatening condition, or a devastating event. Unfortunately, those unwelcoming surprises can traumatize us for years...
Connection Over Isolation

Connection Over Isolation

There is a quote that has resonated with me over the years. It is, “Alone we die. Connected we live.” (Dr. Richard Dobbins) I’ve lived this first hand and yet, being alone, or being in isolation, is a comfortable place to live when the pain is too much....
The Key To Staying Married

The Key To Staying Married

Recently, my husband and I celebrated 50 years of marriage! Marriage is a good idea. Marriage is Gods idea. The best decision I made was marrying Jonas Beiler at nineteen years old. You may wonder how a teenager could even begin to know that getting married was a good...
The Garden of Life

The Garden of Life

We’re in the middle of the summer season and fall is just around the corner. The fall season on the farm meant it was harvest time. I learned at a very young age if we were to have a good harvest, planting the right seeds at the right time was a skill every farm girl...