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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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Finding Peace in Amish Country

Finding Peace in Amish Country

“Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet.” Amish Proverb The lush green pastures along the interstate had Savannah Carmichael in awe as she listened carefully to the directions her Australian accent GPS was giving her.

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An Amish Christmas

An Amish Christmas

I often get asked if the Amish celebrate the holidays and the answer is an astounding …yes! They may not rejoice in the degree as we English do but they still engage in holiday celebrations just the same. Just like us, Christmas is a big day in an Amish home.

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The Story of Little Samuel – A True Story

The Story of Little Samuel – A True Story

This is a story about an Amish boy called Little Samuel who from the age of 12 has not had the use of his arms or legs due to a terrible horse and buggy collision. A two-time cancer survivor and brushes with death three times, Samuel’s story, is one filled with tragedy

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A Visit to Amish Country in Hart County, KY

A Visit to Amish Country in Hart County, KY

What’s a girl to do when a long cross-country drive gets boring, and she needs something to look at other than the white lines of the Interstate? She does a few Internet searches and finds that she is just a few miles from one of the fastest growing Amish communities

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