Home for the Holidays | Spreading Cheer to Your Neighbors

Have you included your neighbors in your Christmas plans this year? All you have to do is set aside the time you’d spend watching one Christmas movie or making one trip to the mall, and use that time to do something special with your neighbors. Let me show you how! The Neighborhood Café is offering […]

Practicing Hospitality not Entertaining

My first year or two as a new bride in a small, Southern town found me shuffling through etiquette books so I could learn the proper way to entertain. My husband was a businessman, so there were always clients or co-workers to invite for dinner, as well as ministry partners and missionaries. My husband loved […]

Girlfriends… In Real Life

It’s a safe bet there aren’t any Amish women on Facebook. Besides that whole electricity thing, how would they have time for it? O, Facebook—how did I ever live without you? I discovered it’s beautiful blue logo during a season when I was working from home. I was lonely and bored and I craved being […]

Partnering with God and Others

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it […]

2 Ways to Nurture Relationships

Today my daughter turns fourteen. As weird as it seemed last year to have a teenager, it seems more strange now to have had one for a year. I try not to get too far ahead of myself when I think about parenting . . . but I have to admit, this year really does […]

Top 10 Simple Ways to Engage Your Teens

Whether you’re Amish or not, your role with your kids changes as they grow older. They spend less time with you, and more time with their friends. The siren call of technology, hormones, and the in-crowd creates powerful suction to pull your kids away from the family . . . and from God. What can […]

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