Coffee Break

Suzanne Faith, Uncategorized, wisdom

How are you handling this week’s news? Sunday’s news of the Texas church shooting has left my heart heavy…for so many reasons. Sorrow and sadness for that community, wondering about the effect on all our churches. One friend told me that this incidence shook her faith in God. Where was God? she asked. Why couldn’t He stop it from happening? There’s …

Coffee Break

Suzanne Faith, That's Life, Writing

This last week, one friend was accepted into a graduation school program and another was denied. I was thrilled for my friend who has a clear path forward in her career dream, and sad for my friend who received a no. Sad, but not discouraged, nor doubting the path. One thing I’ve learned through this writing gig: God is in the …

Wednesday Wonderings: Creation Keeps on Creating

Suzanne Faith, Uncategorized

My mind still floats back to our once-in-a-lifetime Alaska trip in July…which, actually, is the best kind of vacation. It comes home with you. Here’s another lesson I learned from observing the Alaskan wilderness up close and personal: Creation keeps on creating. This beautiful earth is constantly adjusting, evolving, adapting, repairing. Take glaciers, for example. They are continually on the …

Natalie Maki

Author Spotlight with Natalie Maki

Suzanne Author Spotlight, Books, Dreams Coming True, Faith, Family, Non Fiction, Writing

Scroll down for a chance to win a copy of Natalie Maki’s book, Flourish. Winner will be announced in the next Author Spotlight feature. Congratulations to last week’s winner of On Love’s Gentle Shore, Lisa B Redecop! Please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen (christenkrumm@gmail.com). Despite our desire to flourish, many women, myself included, often hesitate to go …

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

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 …

Wednesday’s Wonderings: True Hospitality

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

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 …

Friday Photo Caption Contest

Suzanne Amish, Amish Proverbs, Amish Wisdom, Faith, Family, Revell Books, Simple Living

Winner of last week’s photo caption contest was Eric: “Tea and leeches, anyone?” Eric, email me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a signed book. And to everyone else…you did great! So clever. Hard to pick a winner! Here’s this week’s photo–it’s taken inside an Amish schoolhouse. I had spent the morning observing a teacher and her class. …

“The Newcomer’s” Release Day!

Suzanne Amish, Books, Faith, Family, Fiction, Historical fiction, Penn Dutch, Revell Books, Writing

What a week! I sent in a manuscript yesterday, have The Newcomer releasing today, and am expecting revisions for another book in tomorrow’s mail! Busy week…but a great week. Consider yourself invited to join in the fun to celebrate “The Newcomer’s” release! This story follows the path (love and hardship, sorrow and laughter) of hardy souls who went before us. …