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...
A Forgotten Memory

A Forgotten Memory

It was before dawn as Anna May hurried out of bed to get the coffee going before her son Martin came knocking at her door.  It was the first day of hunting season, and she wanted to make sure he had a good breakfast before he went to the woods. It was the Monday after...
A Gift for Emma

A Gift for Emma

It was a week before Christmas and Emma Byler was sitting on her parent’s front porch.  The sun was just dipping behind the horizon, and in the distance, she could hear chipmunks chattering. In the quietness of the early evening, she found herself deep in thought...
Valentine’s Day Present for Emma

Valentine’s Day Present for Emma

Emma rolled over in bed and pulled the blankets up over her head as she heard her mother call her name from the bottom of the stairs. She hated the long winter months and dreaded walking to school in the cold.  She was already looking forward to the warmer months of...
A Thankful Heart

A Thankful Heart

The sun was rising above the horizon when Emma and her twin sisters, Rebecca and Anna, left to go to their springtime job at Yoder’s Strawberry Acres.  The dew was still heavy in the air, and the birds were starting to wake up from their nighttime slumber as Emma was...
The Secret to Being the Perfect Wife

The Secret to Being the Perfect Wife

“An industrious wife is the best savings account.” Amish Proverb Rebecca balanced a clothes basket on her hip as she pushed open the screen door that led to the side porch. The squeaky hinge echoed as it slammed behind her scattering a small flock of barn swallows...