Where Healing Blooms

Are you gardening yet? I am! And I have little red cherry tomatoes to prove it! It’s funny that sometimes when I write about a thing, I begin to do that thing. I wrote an Amish mystery series set in a quilt shop, and I began quilting. I wrote Where Healing Blooms, one of the […]

Seven Things I learned from Quilting

Hang around the Amish long enough and you will soon find yourself gardening, cooking and quilting. Okay, maybe that’s just me. Isn’t it true though, that when you read about a group of people, it causes you to pause . . . and consider? A small garden is a lot of fun, especially the harvest. […]

Family Time

One of the things that I admire most about Amish families is the way they spend time together. It seems as if they actually enjoy being with one another! This past weekend we had the pleasure of a visit from our oldest daughter. Jordyn rarely has weekends off, so this was a special treat. My […]

Unexpected Turns

Sometimes life is anything but simple. Sometimes, it takes turns we couldn’t have predicted. Has that ever happened to you? Four years ago I received a phone call from Zondervan Publishers. They said they liked my writing, and they wanted to know if I’d be interested in writing a cozy Amish mystery series. At first […]

The Comfort of Gardening

I grew up with a large garden. I remember being “forced” to work in it as part of my chores. I remember snapping purple hull peas on the front porch. I remember when the hail came and smashed all of our tall corn stalks flat. Mostly I remember being with my family as we worked […]

6 Ways to Simplify Your Shopping

I recently read a book at the prompting of my pastor’s wife—Year of Plenty by Craig Goodwin. This book was a good read, but it did more than entertain me. It started me thinking about the things I purchase, how I purchase them, and why. I suppose that’s the mark of a good book! When […]

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