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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. […]

I’m Passionate about Teaching My Children . . . Service to Others

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A few weeks ago my children and I were visiting the doctor in a questionable part of town. (This doctor believes in caring for inner-city kids, which I love!) We were in a small strip mall, and I’d just loaded up all the kids when my 3-year-old daughter, Alyssa, noticed a man in a wheelchair approaching […]

The Power of Example | Guest Post by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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“Children live what they learn and learn what they live.” Amish proverb In A Surprise for Lily, a magazine writer visited Lily’s farm to write a story about her father, Daniel Lapp, who has a furniture shop. The writer promised not take pictures out of respect for the Amish family’s beliefs. Once or twice, Lily […]

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