A Miracle for Grace

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I personally do not feel that it is a coincidence that when I was scheduled to contribute a post I have a serious prayer need for one my Amish cousins.Out of privacy for the family, I’m not able to share every detail about this prayer need here’s what I can tell you… I don’t feel… Read More

Amish History: The Cold, Hard Facts


Since Promise to Return has been published, I have heard more often than anything else, “I’ve never given the Amish in this era any thought” or “I didn’t know the Amish were conscientious objectors” or “I didn’t know the Amish were allowed to be drafted.” These range of statements and many other questions have encouraged me… Read More

Family Dynamics. Dynamic Family!

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While I was in Michigan for Christmas, I was again amazed at how much all of us get along. The fifteen of us aren’t perfect. We each have our quirks and eccentricities . . . but we are all Believers and firmly stand on the knowledge that we all are uniquely created and designed in… Read More

21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes | Day 7 – Gluten-Free Sour Cream Coffee Cake


MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone! I pray your holiday season has been a blessing to you and those around you. I pray we are all sharing the LIGHT of the JOY and HOPE this season brings. It seems that every season, in the midst of joy and the hustle and bustle of all the fun, we circle… Read More

Are You Handy?


I’m really excited about this post since I get to share with you another part of my life that I am very passionate about. Handicrafting! What is a Handicraft? Handicraft n [ˈhændɪˌkrɑːft] 1. skill or dexterity in working with the hands 2. (Clothing, Personal Arts & Crafts / Crafts) a particular skill or art performed… Read More

‘Promise to Return’ | A Q&A

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Why did decide to you write Promise to Return? As long as I can remember I’ve heard stories that my grandpa (Daudy—Freeman Coblentz) told us about his time at the Civilian Public Service (the camps for the pacifists during WWII). It wasn’t until I was much older that I realized the enormity of what our… Read More

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