I Was Worried About Writing About The Amish . . . Wouldn’t You Be?

“Worry ends where faith begins.” —Amish proverb I can’t tell you how worried I was when I sat down to write my Amish novels. I’d written many historical novels, but it’s different writing about contemporary people who are living a very unique lifestyle. Everyone has a concept of what it means to be Amish, but […]

Home is Where the Heart Is

The word “home” has to be one of the most beautiful words there is, in any language. In Pennsylvania Dutch, it’s haymet. Last Sunday our three oldest children, all in college, were home—along with our youngest, who is in high school and still lives at home, of course. I feel such peace when we’re all […]

True Thanksgiving

“True Thanksgiving is thanks-living.” Amish proverb Thanksgiving is underrated. It’s one of those rare holidays that is generally pretty low key, hasn’t been commercialized, and a day to give thanks and be grateful. Of course, for some it’s a day to watch football, eat too much, and spend time with friends and family (which you […]

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