Amish Wisdom Spotlight: Her Brother’s Keeper

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Amish stories have stepped into a genre all their own, but with so many authors writing about the Plain People, I think that the challenge is to choose a topic that hasn’t been done before, or that has only been lightly touched upon. Her Brother’s Keeper is the first novel in my Amish Secrets series.  Each one of the books will involve a secret.  This series also delves into some deeper subject matter than some of my other books, but you can also expect to find some humor sprinkled in so the reader enjoys a good sense of balance.

Charlotte, my main character, is grieving the loss of her brother who committed suicide while living among the Amish.  When Charlotte can’t get any answers from the community, she pretends to be one of them—a distant relative—and visits Lancaster County donning the appropriate Amish clothes   Keep Reading…

Friday Funny: Push or Pull

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This Farside comic is one of my favorites… hope it gives you a smile or laugh, too!

 

Start your day with a smile! Visit @SuzanneWFisher’s blog for a Friday Funny!

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A Day in My Life: A Visit with my Grandpuppies

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A few weeks ago I shared about Guide Dogs for the Blind’s puppy playground. (You can see that post here!) As I found out from my visit, it really does take a village to raise a guide dog puppy… and for good reason! Here are pix of Toffee’s 8-week-old puppies that GDB is currently raising and training!

 

 

 

I thoroughly enjoyed the visit with my grandpuppies—don’t their sweet faces melt your heart!?

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Amish Wisdom Spotlight: Joseph’s Dilemma

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Q: Before we get to your talent for writing, let’s learn more about you as a person. What stage of life are you in?

I’m married to Bonnie; we are the parents of three and the grandparents of three. The youngest one was born on Easter Sunday. And since a daughter-in-law is in the family way, we’re expecting grandchild number four to be born by the end of May.

I am the executive director for a Mennonite denomination, so my life is very busy with meetings. I travel over 40% of the time, so I have to fight (mostly myself) for time to write. At times, creative writing is like a respite for me, transporting me to a different world. And other times—especially when I face deadlines—it feels like just another thing on my “to do” list, screaming for attention.

Q: What is your go-to research when   Keep Reading…

Friday Funny: If Dogs Could Talk

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Dreams Coming True: Discovering the Beauty of the Christlike God

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Dreams Coming True is a Thursday feature on my blog, a way to highlight those whose goal is to create community. The dream might be a blog, a published book, a small business, volunteering, or even fundraising for a charity. Something that makes the world a better place . . . for others.

Congratulations to the winner of the last Dreams Coming True, K King. Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com to claim your prize.

Welcome Brad Jersak, author of A More Christlike God,  to Dreams Coming True! Leave a comment on this post to enter to win a copy of Brad’s new release.

Tell us a little about yourself:

My name is Brad Jersak, married to Eden with three sons. After twenty years serving as a pastor, I finished up a PhD and am now based in Abbotsford, Canada as   Keep Reading…

A Day in My Life: Bridal Shower for my Friend’s Daughter

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A few weeks ago, I posted some pix about ideas to jazz up a table top for a bridal shower. I promised pix about the actual bridal shower, too! The bride is Lindsey, daughter of Katrina, who is one of my dearest friends. This family used to live around the corner from me and Katrina was my go-to friend whenever I needed an egg or a cup of sugar. (My dogs still swerve toward Katrina’s driveway to say hello when we go on a walk! Sad!)

I’ve known Lindsey since she was a little girl and have watched her grow into a beautiful young woman. One of the most “wow” moments was when she chose to spend a year, after high school, to serve in a mission in Africa. She brought me back an African broom, which I still have! (Note the pix of the chalkboard.)

Years ago, I remember   Keep Reading…

Thoroughly Modern Mimis: Virtual Grandparenting

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Welcome back to Thoroughly Modern Mimis! Mimi, Grammy, Nana, GiGi, Oma, Grandma . . . they’re all terms of endearment for one of the most important roles in life’s second act: grandparenting. And what a grand act it is!

Having grandchildren two states away, virtual grandparenting is a must. We use FaceTime all. the. time. From reading stories, to showing TV clips, to seeing silly faces, we find ways to keep in touch via technology with our favorite little Seattle-ites.

Story time with grandpa!

Had to show the DWTS “Frozen” dance to my little grandchildren via FaceTime.

I’m not sure why she makes that face . . . love that girl!

Love these sweet faces!

What about you? I’d love to know how you keep in touch with your grandchildren who live far away?

 

Are   Keep Reading…

Amish Wisdom Spotlight: Murder Freshly Baked

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Q: Before we get to your talent for writing, let’s learn more about you as a person. What part of the country to do live in?

I live in the Texas hill country—which is to say we’re a bit of a drive from anywhere. We love small town life!

Q: Tell us about your writing habits: how many hours a day do you devote to writing? What time of day? Where do you write? Any interesting work patterns?

I start every day at 9 am, and my goal is to be finished by 6. Occasionally I will work some in the evening, but I try to protect that time for family. I write in my office, which is my son’s old bedroom.  I have a specific word count I aim for every day (2,000 words). I will occasionally work part of Saturday morning, and I do not   Keep Reading…

Friday Funny: Living with a Drought

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Our grass looks like hay! But so do most of our neighbors’s lawns. Do you have any water saving tips? Please share! We’ll be plucking a winning tip out of the comments. Winner receives a signed book!

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