Limitless

How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings. You feed them from the abundance of your own house, letting them drink from your river of delights. —PSALM 36:7-8 We live in a world of limits. There are limits to how much we can do, how […]

May Flowers

The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come. SONG OF SONGS 2:12 In late spring and summer you can find many auctions in Amish communities. In Hazleton, Iowa, flower and produce auctions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays. In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the term for the annual auction is “mud sale.” […]

All Things New

Since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. ROMANS 5:10 “The Amish are keen menders, going to great lengths to fix what is broken, patch what is torn, and repair what is repairable,” […]

Seeds of Faith

As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night. GENESIS 8:22 The Amish believe that the outward work—whether it be straight garden rows or neatly hung laundry—is a reflection of the inner person. Imagine the excitement in the air as rays of spring […]

You Need A Budget!

You Need a Budget! A lot of people ask me how I do it all. First of all I don’t do it all. I do a lot. I do some things well, and there are some things that I do very poorly. (Just ask my husband.) One of those things I do poor is budgeting. […]

Working from Home: Staying Organized in a Simple Way

Over the years I’ve put a lot of thought, sacrifice, and even money into figuring how to make working from home work. Just yesterday I was telling a friend, “How amazing is it that I get to do what I love [write] while also getting to spend a large portion of my day with my […]

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