The Amish and the Military | Sneak Peak at ‘Amish Promises’

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The Amish believe in non-resistance—not only do they believe in not participating in wars, but they also believe in turning the other cheek in day-to-day conflicts. Several years ago I came up with the idea of placing a modern American military family next door to an Amish family in Lancaster County. What would happen when… Read More

Opa and Oma’s Godly Heritage | Laura Weymouth

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Many of my early memories center around time spent at the home of my maternal grandparents. Both sides of my family are Mennonite, and Opa and Oma Bergmann were whole-hearted people of faith. As children, my cousins and I often took Opa and Oma’s faithfulness for granted. We fidgeted through the devotion times they held… Read More

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

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As I’m writing this, I’m amazed that 2014 has come to an end. I’m thankful for another beautiful Christmas with my family and to celebrate another year of wonder and blessings. I just wanted to share a few things that I found especially wonderful in 2014. There were so many highlights of this past year …… Read More

Fiction in the Works: Amish + Sunshine + Pies!

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I have an Amish book coming out next summer … and it’s a pretty yummy book. I received an editorial note from my editor Kathleen at Harvest House. And you can guess what I’ll be working on for the next two weeks … edits. I had a few favorite parts in this letter from her:… Read More

Simplifying Christmas

Simplifying Christmas

Thank you for joining us for the Simplifying Christmas series! We hope you’ve taken away a few ideas to slow down and savor the true meaning of Christmas. If you missed any of the days, here they are: Day 1: 12 Tips to Turn Chaos to Wonder by Sarah Sundin Day 2: 9 Ways to Manage… Read More

Simplifying Christmas | Simple Family Memory Making

Simplifying Christmas

Do you break out in hives just thinking about the craziness and chaos that comes with Christmas? It doesn’t have to be that way. Inspirational authors Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer share about Christmas’ past in their new novella collection Where Treetops Glisten. Their three stories “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,”… Read More

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