Saturday, April 11, 2009

More about our Newsletter

Our family began writing Plain and Joyful Living last fall with the hopes of developing a hand written newsletter sharing the joys and convictions of living for God, for our family, and for community. Our journey has included living much more simply and by also living close to the earth. Our hope with the newsletter is for it to become a welcome addition to your mail (not email) and that it will be a place for others to write, share their ideas and questions. We are not crazy about the internet and miss the days of hand penned letters. I worry about the loss of the written word in books and on paper. Thus, our contribution - Plain and Joyful Living - a seasonally newsletter of the sharing of simpler lives.

Thanks and warm wishes,


  1. Tonya,
    We are in total agreement with you on the loss of hand penned word. This is why I put our 1yr subscription in the mailbox today! I wanted to get it mailed yesterday, but didn't have time until last night to write you a bit about our family.

    We can't wait to get this newsletter! Of course we'd be open to adding recipes, family stories of blessings, as well as a question or two.

    May the Lord Bless you and keep you this weekend, Happy Easter!

  2. I'm putting a check in the mail today as well. I adore your blog & have lurked in it for some time. I am in total agreement about not feeling crazy about the internet. I have a love/hate relationship with it myself. My own very sporadic blog posting is due to that! Sigh.

    Anyway, thank you for creating your family newsletter, I can't wait to receive it!