Author Spotlight with Candice CurryMay 22, 2017Scroll down for a chance to win a copy of Candice Curry’s debut, The Con Man’s Daughter. Winner will be announced in the next Author Spotlight feature. Congratulations to last week’s winner of What Hope Remembers, Nancy Rothschild Bird! Please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen (email@example.com). When Candice Curry was a little girl, she put her hand in ... Read More
Friday Photo Caption Contest: Waiting for your WitMay 19, 2017Winner of last week’s photo caption contest was Loretta M.: “I can’t believe I’m doing this.” Loretta, email me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a signed book. And to everyone else…I love reading your comments! It’s always hard to choose just one because they’re all good. Here’s this week’s photo…waiting for your caption. It’s a pix of ... Read More
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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.