I personally do not feel that it is a coincidence that when I was scheduled to contribute a post I have a serious prayer need for one my Amish cousins.Out of privacy for the family, I’m not able to share every detail about this prayer need here’s what I can tell you… I don’t feel… Read More
We were created to be party of a community, to live, and laugh, and love together.
I’m happy to announce that I recently finished my first mystery novel. How a romance writer got into mystery writing is a story for another day, but it was both fun and challenging. This is a cozy mystery, but there has to be a murder, right? The person who dies in my mystery is Amish… Read More
I’ve spent the last several years getting to know my neighbors, and I’ve made plenty of blunders along the way. My Top 10 mistakes are compiled in this list. “Not Quite” Amish Living might be an honorable goal, but let’s take care to avoid these pitfalls on being “not quite” a good neighbor: #10 Tell… Read More
Living in Montana for fifteen years I enjoyed being out of the flow of busy life. Montana is a destination. It’s not someplace people “drive through” or “stop by.” Life has a slower pace, too. Maybe because there is snow on the ground 6 months of the year. Maybe because the views of the meadows,… Read More
Way back in 2005, a sign in Plain City, Ohio caught my attention: Harness Shop, Closed Sunday. At the time, I was writing historical fiction about the Underground Railroad, and I knew that long before the Reverend John Rankin had aided slaves as they escaped to freedom, he’d worked with leather in his father’s shop,… Read More
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share some of the ways the Amish celebrate this day of love. So many times we focus on the ways that the Amish are different from us English folk. Electricity, modes of transportation, even the way we dress. But there are ways that we’re the same!… Read More