No time machine could ever do what books can do. Books are literally the author themselves, preserved and memorialized. Their deepest thoughts, emotions, and philosophies are poured out onto the timeless pages, as though to forge a deeper path into the past and those who lived in it.
Hey everyone! I'm just taking a little step outside my normally scheduled posts to PERSONALLY invite you to connect! Blogging is great, but it's not the whole picture - I'd love to connect with you all on my other platforms as well! For those of you active in these spaces, let's be social!! What's different,... Continue Reading →
Hey everyone! Refurbishments are well under way! If you missed what that is all about, check it out here! And I am excited to tell you - we have our grand re-opening (and a fun SURPRISE) scheduled for: Friday, February 1st! So be SURE to set your calendars so you don't miss it! But while... Continue Reading →
Happy (almost) New Year everyone! I am excited to share that coming in 2019 is a newer, updated, and hopefully more helpful blog! Rejoicing In Hope will be undergoing some changes and updates, and unfortunately will be on pause during that time. BUT DON'T GO AWAY!! We will be back! So keep an eye out... Continue Reading →
The other day, our church had a big potluck - huge, long tables lined with food, sides, and an abundance of desserts. I contributed a 9x13 spice cake topped with buttercream frosting. A cake which ended up
As I had predicted, his parents wouldn't hear of our marriage. I was forced to return home where preparations began for my marriage to Jacob. Ethan and I found a way to see each other a couple more times in the coming months, but without the support of our families we knew we wouldn't be able to
Somehow, every year after for the next five years, I would try to be at the river around the time of the vegetable harvest. And somehow, every year for the next five years, our paths would cross and we would spend the day
I remember it like it was yesterday - the day I met Ethan. It was the day that changed my life forever. I had grown up in the city of Aenon my whole life--all ten years of it--never knowing anything more or less than the village where my family lived. We were content with our... Continue Reading →