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Care For Number One

I am a natural born caregiver. I grew up playing house and school. My family calls me a fuss-budget. I admit sometimes I do hover to make sure they are comfortable when I should leave them alone. But I like to make sure folks are happy. I look for ways to ease someone else’s day. […]

10 Simple Steps for a Healthier You

It’s a week into the New Year and already people are hard at work trying to lose weight, get more exercise, or attain some other health goal that they’ve set for the year. Fitness centers get flooded with new members and the sale of “diet” foods and “diet” programs peaks. But does a healthier lifestyle […]

Simple Steps for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Every year when November rolls around, I think of Thanksgiving and how I always looked forward to it as a child. It meant the start of the Holiday season–that magical time of year when your favorite old Christmas shows were on, your schedule filled with get-togethers with friends and family, and, oh, so many different […]

Researching A Hopeful Heart

People ask me why I write Amish romance novels. While my ancestors weren’t Amish, my father was a German immigrant, who came to the United States along with his parents and siblings in 1929. He once told me the Amish speak a dialect that is similar his German relatives. That connection resonated with me, and […]

Simple and Slow Living

I made a decision this week to drop out of my weekly BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) Bible Study class. It wasn’t an easy decision because I love the teaching, the lessons, and the ladies. The truth is that we added two children to our home, ages two and five, and going to Bible study was […]

10 Things I’ve Learned from the Amish | Guest Post by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Being Amish is not a lifestyle. Life among the Amish has to do with faith. Faith can’t be squeezed to an hour or two on Sunday morning; it infuses their entire life like a teabag in hot water. What they do and how they do it is rooted in the spiritual question: What is pleasing […]

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