Coming Fall of 2018 "The Secrets of Willow Springs" by Tracy Fredrychowski

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 feeling she'd been having all morning.  

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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 anticipation of wedding season begins.

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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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An Amish Christmas

An Amish Christmas

Just like us, Christmas is a big day in an Amish home. They believe that Christmas is a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, but they don’t allow commercialization to overstep the real reason we celebrate Christmas. 

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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.

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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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10 Ways to Adopt an Amish Lifestyle

10 Ways to Adopt an Amish Lifestyle

Their simplicity, their family values, their work ethics, just to name a few. But, what most Americans idolize about the Amish are things easily obtained. Well most of us wouldn’t dream of living without electric or even try to follow the rules...

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Adopt a Simple Amish Lifestyle

Adopt a Simple Amish Lifestyle

I’m one of those people who romanticize about the Amish way of life.  I love their simplicity, the way they put God and community first, and the way they live a simple existence surrounded by family.  Their inner circle is small and they...

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Simple Side of Amish Life

Simple Side of Amish Life

Most of us, including myself, have spent years trying to rid our lives of the hectic rat-race we call life. If there’s one thing I have noticed about my interaction with the Amish is they have mastered the art of slow living. 

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How to Simplify Your Life – Amish Style

How to Simplify Your Life – Amish Style

It was a warm spring day and I came upon a family sitting outside around a big table just chatting, kids, adults and, grandparents altogether.  They looked happy and content not paying me any mind at all, just simply enjoying the day. 

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Model Yourself After an Amish Life

Model Yourself After an Amish Life

You may have witnessed yourself how the Amish place a great deal of emphasis on living an Amish life different from the world around them.  They dress different, act different, talk different and take pride in keeping to themselves separate from the world. 

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Would you like to live more like the Amish?

Would you like to live more like the Amish?

Not long ago I had the pleasure of driving on the back roads of Northwestern Pennsylvania.  It was a dirt road lined with grazing sheep, white clapboard houses and laundry lines filled with a rainbow of blues and purples. 

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