Compiling our report presented us with TV's perpetual problem in covering Amish-centered stories, since the community resolutely operates a ban on their members appearing on camera. But we do get to see and hear first-hand evidence of the principled Amish way of life -- via the deeply appreciative eyes of an outsider.
I'm the first one to point out that holidays have metastasized into mere shopping days in mainstream society. Leaving the commercial ridiculousness aside, I'd like you to consider that pressing the imprints of culture deeper into our individual and collective consciousness can have beneficial outcomes.
Every engaged gal fears being called the B-word. You know which one I'm talking about. When you're planning your wedding and things aren't going quite as you thought they would, it's actually not all that difficult to slip into the role of a bridezilla. We've all been there a time or two and it's not pretty.
God bless First Mothers and First Ladies who continue to remind us how it can be done peacefully and with hope. This particular insight alone brings me much comfort, knowing that a mother's heart is closer to reaching the White House as president. This fact might very well be our American resurrection.