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Family Moves

Hands

Families move in all kinds of ways. Sometimes they come together and sometimes they drift apart. My family is beginning a move. And it’s a change that will take all our patience with each other as we make the transition. It is time for our mom to relocate closer to her children. In the close-knit […]

Summer Beach Reads

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Need some good summer beach reads? Well, you’re in luck! I have a few recommendations from the ladies who review over at Destination Amish. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to sit down under a shade tree with a stack of books, a hungry imagination, and a curious mind. Summer, to me, is all […]

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 […]

More thoughts from an Army wife

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I’ve been thinking about war a lot lately, which might seem odd for someone who writes about the Amish, who practice nonresistance*. Let me explain. One of the reasons is that April 25th was the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, and May 8th was the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II […]

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 […]

Amish Lifestyle, English Life | Part One

Vintage recipe boxes

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 […]

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