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Away in the Manger

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  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger. Luke 2:12 As a child, Christmas was a simple endeavor in our home. Although financially secure as adults, both of my parents grew up poor and were frugal people. They didn’t go […]

Autumn and the Amish

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Autumn and the Amish I love autumn. The crunch of dry leaves. Crisp mornings. The smell of wood smoke. And the harvest. Years ago, I used to can fruits and vegetables and make applesauce in September and October, but as my kids got busier and busier with school and activities, I couldn’t keep up with […]

God’s Love & Faithfulness in the Courtships of Lancaster County

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As I’m preparing for the release (October 21) of Becoming Bea, my fourth book in the Courtships of Lancaster County, I’ve been looking back at responses to the other books in the series. This is what one reader had to say about Courting Cate, the first in the series: Hi Leslie, Just wanted to commend […]

Where Church History has Led Me

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I’ve been fascinated by the Amish my entire adult life—a trip to Lancaster County in my twenties and lots of reading fueled my interest—but it wasn’t until five years ago that I started seriously researching the Amish. That led me to research church history, all the way back to the Reformation and the beginnings of […]

More Misconceptions About the Amish

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  Last January I wrote a post on general misconceptions about the Amish. It turns out I had misconceptions about some of the misconceptions, lol. Thankfully readers helped me sort some of those out. I’ve been thinking more about misconceptions lately, mine in particular. Mine show my ignorance. Or assumptions I don’t even realize I […]

On not taking religious freedom for granted

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The Amish are never far from my mind—even atop a double-decker bus in Paris. In late June, I was sitting above the streets of the City of Lights next to a woman from the Netherlands. She asked me what I did and when I told her I was a novelist who wrote about the Anabaptists, […]

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