Six Gems from a Wise Woman | Elisabeth Elliot’s Legacy

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A wise woman died June 15, 2015. She changed my life, beginning in the 1960s when my Girls Auxiliary “adopted” a missionary serving in South America whose beloved husband, Jim, had literally given his life for the gospel. Elisabeth Elliot’s faithful sacrifice wasn’t headline news, but her life poured out for Christ did much to… Read More

Limitless

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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… Read More

Signs of Simple Living | Tana Reiff (Plus a Giveaway!)

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Here in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, we live in different worlds. There is Lancaster, an old city with a downtown vibe and urban issues. There are the surrounding small towns and suburbs, modern and busy. And then there is rural Lancaster County, with its vast farmlands. That is where more than 30,000 Amish people live as… Read More

Amish Roots: Der Dutchman Heritage Festival at Plain City, Ohio

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On Saturday, May 16, I planned to celebrate Plain City’s Amish roots at the Der Dutchman Heritage Festival. I awoke to a cool, showery day: strike one. Yet I had only myself to please, as I wasn’t meeting family until later in the afternoon. Verdict: go to the festival and hope the rain held off…. Read More

On surviving the busy seasons in life

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The idea of pursuing simplicity certainly isn’t new. Socrates spoke about it. So did Plato. As did Henry David Thoreau. I agree with all of them. Simplifying everyday life does give us more direction, time, and focus. But there are seasons in life when it seems we have little control over how detailed our lives… Read More

Indescribable Gifts

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Gifts. Everybody loves them, don’t they? They make us feel special and loved. They remind us that someone cares enough about us to go to the effort of giving. Gifts are a tangible love language that know no boundaries. Amish or English, child or adult, we all love gifts. And it does not seem to… Read More

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