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Sarah’s Upside Down Pear Cake

Sarah’s Upside Down Pear Cake

Upside Down Pear Cake 3/4 cup packed brown sugar16 tbsp unsalted room temperature butter1 quart canned pears, drained2 1/4 cups flour1 tbsp baking powder2 tsp cinnamon1 1/2 cups sugar3 large eggs, separated3/4 cup milk1 1/2 tsp vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In...

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Serve God. Serve Your Neighbor. – Amish Devotional

Serve God. Serve Your Neighbor. – Amish Devotional

Photo by Jim Fisher Amish Devotional on Spiritual Gifts God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. - 1 Peter 4:10 Sarah sat on the front porch snapping green beans while enjoying a warm June morning....

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Age. Wisdom. Purpose.  – An Amish Devotional

Age. Wisdom. Purpose. – An Amish Devotional

A Visit with Lillian Shetler in Pinecraft, Florida (Lillian is Emma and Daniel's Amish Grandmother from Secrets of Willow Springs - Book 3) In all my years, I never dreamed I would find myself this far from home and without my dear Melvin. It’s only been a year since...

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A Valentine’s Day Amish Devotional

A Valentine’s Day Amish Devotional

“But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.” Romans 8:25 Rebecca Byler tied her heavy brown bonnet tighter and turned her face toward the sun. The bright day did little to improve her sour mood. Even walking past the schoolhouse,...

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I know the plans I have for you …devotional

I know the plans I have for you …devotional

"I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope." -- Jeremiah 29:11 Anna Mae pulled her chair close to the fire and covered her legs with the lap quilt her niece Emma gave her...

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Amish Ginger Crinkles

Amish Ginger Crinkles

As a small child, I have fond memories of coming in from a long afternoon of sled riding to one of my mom's warm ginger snap cookies. She'd make us a cup of decadent milk tea, and we'd warm our tummies up with their sweet and spicy flavor. If you love good old-fashion...

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Childlike Faith Devotional

Childlike Faith Devotional

Sarah stood at the stove, stirring the sugary syrup she'd use to pour over the bowl of popped corn waiting on the table. Her mind was racing in a hundred directions. She still needed to finish the dolls she was making for the girls, she’d promised to make her famous...

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Christmas Comes Early in Amish Country

Christmas Comes Early in Amish Country

Are you counting down the days until Christmas? Me too! Here are some of the season’s exciting offerings. These Amish Christmas titles are sure to get you in the mood for the festive days ahead. Amish Christmas Miracles Collection - Spend Christmas in Amish Country....

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Love Blooms at the Apple Blossom Inn is a Sweet Treat

Love Blooms at the Apple Blossom Inn is a Sweet Treat

Here is a sneak peak into the first chapter... Maggie Fisher stood on the porch, potholders in hand looking through the glass of the wood-fired double oven. The sheltered porch did little to stop the Central Wisconsin wind from sending clouds of powdered snow up under...

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Maggie’s Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Maggie’s Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Amish Blueberry Crumb Muffins Excerpt “Love Blooms at the Apple Blossom Inn”  – Releases May 2020 The sun was just starting to light Willow Springs as Maggie walked the half of mile to the Apple Blossom Inn. Overnight, winter left four or five inches of heavy snow on...

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You’re not alone, I’m here and always will be.

You’re not alone, I’m here and always will be.

Amish Devotional - You're Never Alone Photo Credit: Jim Fisher May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 Mary Bricker sat at the table, running her...

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The Amish Ice House

The Amish Ice House

Photo by Jim Fisher It continues to amaze me at how resourceful the Amish are.  I don’t think twice about going to the refrigerator and pushing my glass under the ice dispenser to fill my glass with perfect little square cubes of ice.  I don’t give it a thought on how...

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