Author Spotlight with Mindy Starns ClarkJuly 24, 2017Scroll down for a chance to win a copy of Mindy Starns Clark’s book, My Daughter’s Legacy. Winner will be announced in the next Author Spotlight feature. Congratulations to last week’s winner of Unraveling, Deanne Patterson! Please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen (firstname.lastname@example.org). A thrilling tale of two women longing to follow God’s leading, make the ... Read More
Friday’s Photo Caption Contest…Waiting for your WitJuly 21, 2017Last week’s “Swan Boat” caption goes to Paula. Email me and I’ll get a signed copy of a book in the mail to you! Here’s this week’s photo…it was taken by my friend (thank you, Sue B.!). I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this one!
Author Spotlight with Sara EllaJuly 17, 2017Scroll down for a chance to win a copy of Sara Ella’s book, Unraveling. Winner will be announced in the next Author Spotlight feature. Congratulations to last week’s winner of Flourished, Kim Salch! Please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen (email@example.com). One kiss changed her future. Can another alter her past? Eliyana Ember doesn’t believe in true love. ... Read More
The Devoted (The Bishop’s Family)
Bright, curious, and restless, Ruthie Stoltzfus loves her family but is stuck in a sea of indecision about her future: Should she stay Amish? Or should she leave? She’s done all she can to prepare to go -passed the GED, saved her money – but she can’t quite set her journey into motion.
Patrick Kelly is a young man on a journey of his own. He’s come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to “everything Plain.” Time, to Patrick, is of the essence. Every moment is to be cherished, especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor.
The Heart of the Amish: Life Lessons on Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness
Everyone has been hurt. Everyone experiences conflict, great and small. Everyone has someone to forgive. But sometimes we just can’t bring ourselves to forgive someone who has wronged us or we don’t take the need to forgive seriously–not like the Amish do. Forgiving others in order to live at peace is woven into the very fabric of their faith. To the Amish way of thinking, “You can’t love the stream without knowing the source. ” We must forgive others, they believe, because God forgave us.