Mennonite Daughter: The Story of a Plain Girl by Marian Longenecker Beaman | Review

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Marian Longenecker Beaman’s memoir shares heartwarming vignettes of life in Lancaster County, PA. The author paints images with words of the joys and frustrations of growing up as a Mennonite. I visited Lancaster County several years ago. But I was not as aware of the Mennonites and their restrictions as I was of the Amish. […]

Let’s Admit It: Our Words and Actions Impact Others

JUST WHAT DO I MEAN? The featured image above holds the answer to this question. The word cloud contains many emotions experienced by those confronted with negative reactions. Perhaps in the form of words or even by threatened actions. Reading the emotions tells us what our words and actions may do to another. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. […]

Conflicted Hearts: A Daughter’s Quest for Solace from Emotional Guilt by D.G. Kaye

Somehow I believed it was my obligation to try to do the right thing by her because she had given birth to me.Burdened with constant worry for her father and the guilt caused by her mother’s narcissism, D.G. Kaye had a short childhood. When she moved away from home at age eighteen, she began to […]