An Enjoyable Read and Review of Waves of Mercy

Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin My rating: 5 of 5 stars No wonder Lynn Austin wins so many awards. "Waves of Mercy" is sure to garner another accolade. Background: The story of Geesje de Jonge spans fifty years and uses locales from the Netherlands to Holland, Michigan. A faith theme is foundational as the family faces religious harassment ...

Travel to Waynesville North Carolina

Travel to Waynesville. It's a small place —about 6,000—but big enough to incorporate Hazelwood. Hop in my car and we'll go to Hazelwood Avenue where some mighty fine folks want to welcome us into their stores. Hazelwood Avenue Hazelwood Soap Company is a fun store with handmade soaps but so much more. The Laursens will hand cut ...

Sjogren’s Syndrome—Not Swedish Ice Cream

Today is World's Sjogren's Day. Ever heard of Sjogren's? It's not Swedish ice cream. Sjogren's is an autoimmune disease with the hallmark of dryness. The body's moisture supplying glands are primarily affected. In addition to this, one can experience numbness or pain in the limbs, muscle aches, and thyroid problems.This year, Wan-Fai Ng reports "0.2% and 1.2% of the ...

Guest House of Gulfport

The Guest House of Gulfport, Mississippi provides visitors with a weekend worth remembering. We loved it, and so will you! The History of the Guest House The Guest House came to life circa 1906 and is one of the only true coastal ladies who withstood Hurricane Katrina. Renovated in 2014 by our host, Jason Wilson, The Guest House is ...

Antiques in Occaquan and Peony Lane

Antiques and vintage are plentiful at Peony Lane (video). Occaquan, Virginia, boasts numerous art centers and specialty shops; however, Peony Lane stands out because of the treasure trove and the proprietor Barbara Brookover. Come along and see Peony Lane through my eyes when I visited. Peony Lane in Occaquan Barb greets us enthusiastically from her unique desk or from ...