Willow Springs, PA – New Order Fellowship

March 30, 3023 

Today is another beautiful day after a few days of stormy weather last week. It blew so hard that the neighbor’s pine tree ended up on their car. Praise the Lord; no one was injured. Samuel spent the forenoon helping them cut up the tree and clear up the mess.  

Spring is becoming known with an array of Johnny jump-ups, daffodils, and hyacinths everywhere. It’s a glorious smell! The sap is flowing, and buckets adorn every tree throughout Lawrence County. Daniel Miller has had a lot of help cooking syrup. I’ve seen a lot of visitors to the sugar house with lots of hands gathering sap.  

Between funerals and church, folks are traveling and hosting visitors in numbers. Even Barbara Wagler is in Sugarcreek this week, tending to her ailing father. God willing, the Lord will see to her family’s needs. God knows Joseph Wagler will need our prayers as he cares for Barbara’s boys in her absence. Perhaps this is a good time to fill their tummies with home-cooked meals.  

Noah Millers and Levi Yoders left on the 25th for sunny Florida. We all wonder what shenanigans they will get into there. You know the saying, “What happens in Pinecraft stays in Pinecraft.” Word has it Levi and Noah have been seen taking an evening ride on borrowed bikes.  

Should do some sewing today. The twins grow out of their clothes as fast as I make them. Have plans for a Sister’s Day on Friday. It will be good to catch up with Anna, Rebecca, and Katie. We all get so busy raising a house full of kinner that we forget to enjoy ourselves. Mamm always said, “True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time.” So, I will treasure those rare occasions we spend the day together.  

I’ll go now, wishing you God’s richest blessings. 

Emma Yoder 

P.S. Tracy wanted me to remind you that her latest release Barbara’s Amish Truth Exposed is now available. You can pick it up at any of the following retailers:

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