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A Visit to Amish Country – Augusta, WI

A Visit to Amish Country – Augusta, WI

Last week I had the joy of visiting an Amish community tucked deep in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. About an hour southwest of Wausau is home to the town of Augusta. Known for its popular stores like Weaver’s Country Store and The Wood Shed, there’s not a shortage of winding country roads just waiting for you to explore.

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Teena’s Buttermilk Coffee Cake – An Amish Recipe

Teena’s Buttermilk Coffee Cake – An Amish Recipe

Walking up the steps of Shetler’s Grocery, Teena was busy reading her list and didn’t notice that Ben Yoder had held the door open waiting for her to pass through. Without looking up from her list, she gave a short “denki” and proceeded to grab a hand basket to gather the things on her list.

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A Visit to Amish Country – Daviess County, Indiana

A Visit to Amish Country – Daviess County, Indiana

Every summer we take a long grueling twenty-hour trip from South Carolina to Northern, Wisconsin, trading the smoldering heat for mosquitos as big as baby birds. The trade-off is worth it since we get to spend the summer loving on our two Wisconsin granddaughters.

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Then it Became a Butterfly – An Amish Devotional

Then it Became a Butterfly – An Amish Devotional

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” Amish Proverb Barbara Miller stood at her kitchen window watching the Purple Martins flutter in and out of the houses her late husband had put up just two days before he passed.

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The Thankful Heart of a Child

The Thankful Heart of a Child

I’ll be the first to admit that I can get so caught up in my troubles that I forget to have a thankful heart. I would say it’s only human to want to think our problems are always more important than anyone else’s.

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Ahh, the Smell of an Amish Bakery

Ahh, the Smell of an Amish Bakery

No matter how hard I try, I can’t turn down Amish Cinnamon Rolls. It’s one of those guilty pleasures I allow myself to have every so often. Their yeasty centers smothered in gooey butter, sugar and cinnamon take me back to one of my favorite Amish bakeries.

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Stella’s Amish Whoopie Pies

Stella’s Amish Whoopie Pies

What is it about Amish recipes? You read all the ingredients, and any resolution about healthy eating goes out the window. I know because that is what I do. Just imagining how my kitchen will smell is typically all it takes for me to try something new.

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Emma’s Chocolate Roll for Christmas

Emma’s Chocolate Roll for Christmas

Hebrews 13:16 – And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. The winter wind was whipping around Emma’s buggy as she pulled up close to the fence at her sister-in-law’s Dry Good Store.

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Rebecca’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Rebecca’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

“Beware of your thoughts; they may become words any minute.” Amish Proverb Rebecca stood at the sink washing dishes as she watched her sisters Anna and Emma take clothes off the line. All morning she’d listened to them carry on about finishing their chores so they

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Be Still – An Amish Devotional

Be Still – An Amish Devotional

Sarah turned her face to the sun as a leaf fluttered across her nose reminding her that fall had arrived. It had been unusually warm, and the crisp air was a refreshing change. The soothing sound of water rushing over the rocky creek helped drown out the empty.

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An Inside Look at an Amish Wedding

An Inside Look at an Amish Wedding

We typically think of wedding season as being spring and summer but to the Amish fall ushers in the beginning of the marriage season. With basements filled with bountiful canning jars and silos bursting with winter feed the harvest season comes to an end as the.

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Katie’s Famous Amish Blueberry Shortbread Bars

Katie’s Famous Amish Blueberry Shortbread Bars

As soon as Katie Miller’s resident rooster started his morning song she opened her eyes anxious to get her morning started. Her best friend Emma Byler was coming over to help her make a new dress for her first Sunday night singeon.

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