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“There is not a one-size fits all approach to forgiveness.” Amish proverb

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Emmanuel! God is with us.

As we enter into a new year, one full of hopes and dreams, faith and grace, I encourage you to ponder, really dwell, on those five little words. Write them on an index card and tape it to your fridge, computer or mirror. Remind yourself that God has gone before you into 2015. Whatever lies ahead, He is there.

I’m looking forward to two new books that will release this spring. Anna’s Crossing hits the stands in early March. It’s a story of the first Amish who crossed the Atlantic in 1737 on the Charming Nancy ship. There’s drama, humor, true-to-life historical information, unexpected twists and turns and, of course, love.

In early May, The Heart of the Amish: Life Lessons on Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness releases. This impactful non-fiction book is for each one of us–because we all have someone to forgive or need to be forgiven by someone. It impacted me as I researched and wrote it! It changed my thinking about relationships.

A couple of things just for you…

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