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A Bit About The Budget

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Most anyone who knows about the Amish knows about their newspaper Die Botschaft, or The Budget. And I’m sure many of you have had the opportunity to take a look at an edition. If you haven’t, you are missing out! I love this charming newspaper. Charming. That’s the best word to describe it. Where English […]

Where Healing Blooms

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Are you gardening yet? I am! And I have little red cherry tomatoes to prove it! It’s funny that sometimes when I write about a thing, I begin to do that thing. I wrote an Amish mystery series set in a quilt shop, and I began quilting. I wrote Where Healing Blooms, one of the […]

Amazing Grace

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Two months ago I shared with all of the NQA readers the story of my cousin’s child Grace. A short recap: Grace was born September 30, 2013 and by February was very ill with viral and bacterial meningitis. She was doing very poorly and needed much prayer. Her liver was failing and a liver transplant […]

Seven Things I learned from Quilting

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Hang around the Amish long enough and you will soon find yourself gardening, cooking and quilting. Okay, maybe that’s just me. Isn’t it true though, that when you read about a group of people, it causes you to pause . . . and consider? A small garden is a lot of fun, especially the harvest. […]

Amish Country Photography: From My Favorite Photographer

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My brother Henry Hershey got his first camera with the S & H Green Stamps my mother saved in the 1960’s. It was an Argus 35 mm, built with metal casing, strong as a truck. We grew up on a dairy farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Our parents were plain Mennonites. I was the big […]

So Much The Same

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I’ve said it before, but I have to say it again, I love looking at the differences in my life and life that the Amish live. It’s so very interesting to see these very large groups of people, living outside of what we consider to be the norm. They live a more simple life. One […]

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