Heaven is Closer – Prayers for Emily

By Lauren Schwab This past weekend I learned of news that made me revaluate my life’s priorities and perspective. I naturally try to have a positive perspective and attitude towards life even in the midst of challenges. I hear of the awful things that happen in the world each day, but when something tragic happens […]

Farm For Thought

By Lauren Schwab I sit here unmotivated after a days work. What will my life become? What does God have in store? The moscato wine goes down smooth in a mason jar as my cat sits on my lap purring. I’m dying. We all are. Time is precious. I want to live like I am […]

You Define Success – Naked Eating Cheetos or Clothed in Riches

By Lauren Schwab To Ron White, this may be success, or at least getting paid to make people laugh telling them about it. Marie Forleo inspired me to think about how I define success. It can be easy to compare ourselves and accomplishments or lack of to others and society’s idea of what being successful […]

New Year’s Eve- Everybody Get’s a Second Chance so Make it Count

By Lauren Schwab As the world counted down ten seconds to midnight, I found myself alone in our farm house watching Taylor Swift on the television with my cat and lifting him up to give me my new year’s kiss at mid-night. Some might argue I am an 65 year-old inside a 25 year-old’s body. […]

Don’t Commit Spiritual Suicide – Read Before Making New Year Resolutions!

By Lauren Schwab I have come to learn there will never be a perfect time in your life to accomplish your dreams, you have to create it. Don’t be comfortable and satisfied in life. When you are not pursuing your goals you are literally committing spiritual suicide. When you have a goal that stretches you […]

Cling to God like a Cat

By Lauren Schwab When I walk through the barnyard, my cats love to follow me. They cling to my every step. They need me and long to be by my side. They beg for their morning can of cat food, standing on their hind legs with their front paws in the air, looking up at […]

I’m in a Hurry…

At Billy Bob’s with my best friend Brittany Kelly! By Lauren Schwab We are always racing the clock on the farm. There never seems to be enough time on the farm. We always struggle to get ahead and often quit for the day simply because out bodies are ready to give out. However, hustling to […]

Birthday with Aunt Delena

By Lauren Schwab I celebrated by 25th birthday with my family, boyfriend and Great Aunt Delena (Dee). Stepping through her front door is like traveling through history. Her house is a museum of historical antiques and a gallery of artwork through her talented sewing. Her kitchen is like a cafe in Paris, the perfect place […]

Make it Count

3/14/14 By Lauren Schwab I woke this morning to the innocent purring of my cat on my chest in the same bedroom I called my own on my birthday for the past 25 years I have been here in Somerville, Ohio. While many of peers have taken strides to leave their childhood bedroom and not […]