Wednesday’s Wonderings: The Problem with Mirrors

Suzanne Amish, Amish Wisdom, Faith, Family, hospitality, house update, Kitchen remodel, Simple Living, That's Life, Uncategorized, wisdom 1 Comment

Over the last eight months, we’ve been renovating the bathrooms in our house. If you’ve ever done any remodels, you know it’s not a one-person job—lots of coordination is required to keep progress moving forward. Contractor, plumber, electrician, tile guy, counter guy, mirror guy … and of course, the inspectors. The last bathroom was the master bath, and we had …

Sandra Orchard

Author Spotlight with Sandra Orchad

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Scroll down for a chance to win a copy of Sandra Orchard’s book, Over Maya Dead Body. Winner will be announced in the next Author Spotlight feature. Congratulations to last week’s winner of Freedom’s Price, Myrtle Thorn! Please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen (christenkrumm@gmail.com). FBI Special Agent Serena Jones arrives on Martha’s Vineyard with her family, ready …

Friday Photo Caption Contest: Waiting for your Wit

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Last week’s captions made me laugh out loud! So many pithy remarks…I ended up choosing three! Dora Wagner (frozen chicken), Connie Saunders (Tyson in the making), and Karen Rochner (hot flashes! You didn’t really say that!)…you all won a copy of a signed book! Send me your mailing address and I’ll pop it in the mail to you: suzanne @ …

Wednesday’s Wonderings: True Hospitality

Suzanne Faith, Family, hospitality, Simple Living, That's Life, wisdom 2 Comments

I love to chase down root words—their history, their origin. More often than not, it widens or shifts my entire perspective on a topic. Want an example? Think of the word “host.” To me, being a host always conjures up anxiety. Hurrying to get ready before guests arrive, always a little behind schedule, more than a little concerned that everything …

Christine Johnson

Author Spotlight with Christine Johnson

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Scroll down for a chance to win a copy of Christine Johnson’s book, Freedom’s Price. Winner will be announced in the next Author Spotlight feature. Congratulations to last week’s winner of Under a Summer Sky, Sonnetta Jones! Please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen (christenkrumm@gmail.com). After Englishwoman Catherine Haynes loses both of her parents and her home, she …

Friday’s Photo Caption Contest: Waiting for your Wit

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With our temperatures hitting 100 degrees this week, I thought this picture would be rather…well, refreshing…to ponder for a caption! Last week’s winner was Martha Troxel with her funny “Amish air conditioning” caption. I was babysitting two little grandchildren this week and didn’t have a chance to reply to the comments, but I did read them! I get such a …

Author Spotlight Melody Carlson

Author Spotlight with Melody Carlson

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Scroll down for a chance to win a copy of Melody Carlson’s book, Under a Summer Sky. Winner will be announced in the next Author Spotlight feature. Congratulations to last week’s winner of Naomi’s Hope, Sherri Horn Myers! Please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen (christenkrumm@gmail.com). What part of the country do you consider home? I live in Oregon, …

Friday Caption Photo Contest: Waiting for your Wit

Suzanne Amish, Amish Proverbs, Amish Wisdom, Children's Books, Family, Fun, Penn Dutch, Revell Books, Uncategorized 15 Comments

Winner of last week’s photo caption contest was Verna Vagle, with her, “Your books are very mooooooving.” Verna, email me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a signed book. And to everyone else…I love reading your comments! They make me laugh out loud. Oh, the things you all think up! Here’s this week’s photo…just waiting for your caption.

Jan Drexler

Author Spotlight with Jan Drexler

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Scroll down for a chance to win a copy of Jan Drexler’s book, Naomi’s Hope. Winner will be announced in the next Author Spotlight feature. Congratulations to last week’s winner of Friends, Partners, & Lovers, Darlene Holley! Please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen (christenkrumm@gmail.com). Despite growing pains in her 1846 Amish community in Indiana, Naomi Schrock has …