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Maybe you'd like to be Amish...but not quite. You want more peace in your life, in your home, in your family, and in your heart. You want to try a new recipe and pick up a needle and thread. You want to learn to simplify and care for God's green earth (and teach your children to do the same).
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We're on that same journey. You're not alone in your quest. We'll be opening our hearts and homes, too. I believe that together we can find inspiration in all things Amish (and a few that are "not quite Amish") and enjoy their simple lifestyle in ways that are quite unique to our own lives.

Help Carry My Burden

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Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ Galatians 6:2 This verse from Galatians is a favorite of mine. I love to help. I’m good at rolling up my sleeves and getting a little dirty when a friend needs help. I bring meals. I clean clothes. I drive… Read More

More Misconceptions About the Amish

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Last January I wrote a post on general misconceptions about the Amish. It turns out I had misconceptions about some of the misconceptions, lol. Thankfully readers helped me sort some of those out. I’ve been thinking more about misconceptions lately, mine in particular. Mine show my ignorance. Or assumptions I don’t even realize I have… Read More

Where Have All the Amish Gone?

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When I was in third grade, I started the year off in a Cincinnati area elementary school that has since been leveled. The school lives on in my memory, though, because of the amazing music teacher. Two songs he taught us, “The Wells Fargo Wagon” from The Music Man and “Jeannie’s Packing Up” from Brigadoon,… Read More

Fifteen Steps to Canning Green Beans

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When it comes to canning, many people have heard the horror stories about exploding pressure cookers and are wary about the process. But this wonderful method of food preservation is quite easy if you follow some simple steps. Unlike freezing, canning is not dependent on electricity. Jars just need a good seal and a cool,… Read More

6 Ways to Stop Busyness from Winning

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The older I get the faster life goes by – or so it seems. The older my kids get, the busier I am. There are always activities or work or play dates to get to and to be picked up from. That’s in addition to my own activities. It’s a busy season of life and… Read More

Amy Clipston’s Advice for Aspiring Writers

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On Sat., July 19, I spoke at the University City Regional Library in Charlotte, NC. During my presentation, an aspiring author asked me if I had any advice for her. Her question sparked an idea for this blog post. Below I’ve listed the methods I would recommend for aspiring authors. Join a Writers’ Group Find… Read More

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