Bible study and delight bars

Bible study and delight bars

Our ladies’ Bible study is always a highlight for me. Once a month, us Amish church ladies get together along with some of the girls gather for ...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Helping friends is as easy as pie

Helping friends is as easy as pie

Our biannual supper at the Robinson Community Hall was a week ago. Us Amish ladies had been busy baking and preparing all kinds of dishes to be served...

October 26th, 2016 |  


Gloria on the move

Gloria on the move

Falling leaves are signaling the arrival of autumn and with it the slowing down of busy summer schedules. A major project has been crossed off our lis...

October 18th, 2016 |  



Wedding bells and Muddy Buddies

Wedding bells and Muddy Buddies

It was a beautiful fall morning. October 7. My husband Daniel and I were walking the mile spanning the distance from our house to the home where a wed...

October 11th, 2016 |  


Gloria serves up Zucchini Hamburger Casserole

Gloria serves up Zucchini Hamburger Casserole

Summertime is winding to a close and cooler days have arrived in the southern Illinois countryside we call home. Fall is here at last. Labors in the f...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Daily surprises and sesame chicken

Daily surprises and sesame chicken

My day today looks like an interesting one. I never know what to expect out of my days or what may come up that wasn’t on my schedule.Yesterday,...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Traditions and Raber’s special

Traditions and Raber’s special

Family traditions are an interesting subject. The Amish as a whole have large families. My father-in-law,for example, comes from a family of 16 childr...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Gloria’s mixing it up

Gloria’s mixing it up

We like convenience and easy meals in the kitchen as much as anyone else. So why not try homemade premixed foods? With most Amish families being large...

September 10th, 2016 |  


Pizza pockets from a new dad

Pizza pockets from a new dad

By Kevin WilliamsAmish Cook EditorEditor’s Note: Gloria’s column will return in its regular format next week.Last week I was able to spend...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Pizza pockets from a new dad

Pizza pockets from a new dad

By Kevin WilliamsAmish Cook EditorEditor’s Note: Gloria’s column will return in its regular format next week.Last week I was able to spend...

August 24th, 2016 |