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A Day in the Blues at the Amish Mud Day Sale

A Day in the Blues at the Amish Mud Day Sale

The first Saturday in June marks the day for the annual Amish Mud Days in Northwestern Pennsylvania. With a bluebird sky, mild temperatures, and the sing-song chants of a handful of auctioneers, Amish and Englishers alike enjoyed the long-awaited outing. Young boys...

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A Message from Emma Yoder

A Message from Emma Yoder

For a bit of fun, I asked Emma if she would be willing to become Willow Springs resident Scribe …and she agreed. I hope you enjoy her first entry. Willow Springs, PANew Order Fellowship May 10, 2022 - We've been blessed with beautiful weather. It was 80 on Sunday. The...

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The next best thing to meeting my favorite author is…

The next best thing to meeting my favorite author is…

listening to them read from their newest release! Have you ever longed to meet one of your favorite Amish Fiction Authors? While I know meeting face to face isn’t always possible, I want to help you get to know some of your favorite authors personally. Click on one of...

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What is it about holding one in your hands?

What is it about holding one in your hands?

No matter how technologically advanced the world gets, nothing makes my heart sing more than holding a book in my hands. I tend to collect my favorite authors and add them to my library. Right now, I’m working on completing my set of Francine Rivers. How about you?...

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Never have I ever…

Never have I ever…

Last week my granddaughter challenged me to the game … Never Have I Ever… (with M&M's, of course.) Do you remember the game? It's where you ask each other questions, and if you've accomplished the statement, you eat an M&M. It was a silly game, but we laughed...

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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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