April 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm Comments (0)
A few weeks ago Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud, the authors of Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women visited CBD. They held a book signing and Q & A with our staff, and I had a chance to interview Cindy. (I’ll post the interview in a couple of days.)
In Plain Wisdom, these two women, who on the surface seem to have little in common, share stories of the things that unite them. Values like family, faith, fun and a good meal transcend the differences between Amish and Englischer. Cindy and Miriam have been friends for several years, and have shared countless letters, and cups of coffee together.
In reading the book, what I appreciated most was the introduction to Amish life and culture. And what surprised me the most was how appealing I found their lifestyle. I’m certain that it’s not always as idyllic as it seems, for instance-summer heat without air-conditioning, but the idea of life without blaring commercials or celebrities sounds like paradise to me.
What do you think? Would you like your life without electricity? Do you think there’s any benefit to abstaining from certain activities and conveniences like the Amish do? Let me know what you think.
April 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm Comments (0)
If you’ve never made it to one of CBD’s Warehouse Sales an opportunity is coming right up. Our next sale will be held on Saturday April 9, 2011 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at our showroom in Peabody, MA. The warehouse sale is full of special sale prices, discounts and unbelievable bargains.
We’ll also be having a special guest with us. Mary Beth Chapman, author of Choosing to SEE and wife of Grammy Award winning musician Steven Curtis Chapman will be joining us to sign her book and meet CBD customers from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Directions to the CBD Warehouse Sale
We hope to see you there!
Last week I had a chance to chat with Joanna Weaver, author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World and Having a Mary Spirit. We talked about her newest book Lazarus Awakening: Finding Your Place in the Heart of God. In Lazarus Awakening Joanna takes a closer look at the story of Lazarus and how God longs to do a similar miracle in our lives. He wants to resurrect places in our hearts and relationships that need healing, so we can live more fully for Him.
Listen to my interview with Joanna.
, Spiritual Growth
April 1, 2011 at 10:56 am Comments (0)