Ten Ways to Find and Practice Peace in Your Life


Do you admire the Amish in part because they seem so peaceful? Maybe you were moved by this now-classic scene in the movie Witness (1985)? When those peace-loving Amish men come over the hill in this film, I can easily translate this fictional triumph of nonviolence into the vision in Revelation 22 when a river… Read More

4 Things to Pray for Your Kids


Praying for My Kids. Sometimes as a mom, I get overwhelmed with all I should be doing for my kids’ spiritual development. I should be reading the Bible with my kids, teaching them Scripture, training them on character qualities, helping them understand prayer. The list goes on and on. Equally important are my prayers FOR… Read More

A Miracle for Grace

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I personally do not feel that it is a coincidence that when I was scheduled to contribute a post I have a serious prayer need for one my Amish cousins.Out of privacy for the family, I’m not able to share every detail about this prayer need here’s what I can tell you… I don’t feel… Read More

Back To School

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Nearly September, back to school! I love this time of year. School supplies are on sale. There are new shoes, new clothes, new lunchboxes and the feeling of beginning and fresh starts. I am a little sidelined though. My son is a junior in college this fall. He is getting his own school supplies, managing… Read More

Ancestors: Hearing Their Stories Reminds Me of the Importance of Mine


I am writing the true Amish story of my friends Ora Jay and Irene Eash. In one of my conversations Irene mentioned that she had a famous relative. I love this story! The Amish are a story-telling people, and perhaps the best-known story in Amish circles is that of Jacob Hochstetler, an eighteenth-century Amish man… Read More

Praying for Oklahoma


I started a blog for my post here at Not Quite Amish, and then the tornadoes ripped through my adopted home state of Oklahoma. So as I sat down to finish the post, I could think of nothing else but the pain and the destruction of my fellow Okies. I’m writing this on the day it happened:… Read More

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