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The Heart of the Home

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One of the things we really wanted to do to our new house was remodel the kitchen. It screamed for updating. So six weeks ago the demolition began. We are still in the middle of the project. Everything everyone has ever said about redoing a kitchen seems to be true: It will take longer than… Read More

Morning Has Broken | Watching Birds Like the Amish

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“Morning has broken, like the first morning, Black bird has spoken, like the first bird…” Eleanor Farjeon A very early memory for me is seeing my mom rescue a robin from our basement window well in St. Louis, Missouri. I was probably four years old. I remember the robin sat on her finger and this… Read More

Amish Lifestyle, English Life | Part One

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Reader Question: How can I live the Amish or at least close enough to it without actually becoming Amish? I think this is a very valid question and that there are likely many other readers who are interested in this as well. I offered to answer the question and hopefully I can be some encouragement… Read More

Married for Life | Amish Secrets to Marriage

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I just celebrated my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with my husband. I’m not sure how we made it through a quarter of a century, but somehow we did, as well as three years together before that. Everyone is full of congratulations and well-wishers. Yet for most Amish couples, a twenty-fifth wedding anniversary is standard procedure. That’s… 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

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

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