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Try this classic shoo fly pie recipe for Valentine's Day!

American Pie: Shoo Fly for Valentine’s Day

This is the true story of Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, Amish farmers from northwest Montana whose lives changed in an instant when a semi-truck struck the family buggy, killing their two young daughters. After the accident, the couple turned to their Amish community for comfort, but they remained haunted by the thought that they might not see their girls again in heaven. Would their deeds be good enough? Eventually Ora-Jay and Irene learned that grace—not works—was enough to ensure their place in eternity. But with that knowledge came the realization that they could no longer live in an Amish community that didn’t share this precious belief. Could they sever their connection to the Amish family they loved?

When I sat down with my Bible, devotional book, and journal yesterday morning I was empty. If anyone wanted to escape from “life” at that moment, it was me. But as I began to dwell on God’s truths, everything began to change. I was reminded that Jesus never intended for me to carry my burdens alone.

6 Quotes to Bring You Peace

$.99! Along Wooded Paths: A Big Sky Novel eBook: Tricia Goyer: Kindle Store

Get a sneak peek of Leslie Gould's new Amish fiction book, "Becoming Bea"! If you love Amish culture or lifestyle, Leslie's series is for you. Plus stop by to find out how you can get book one of her new series for FREE!

The Courtships of Lancaster County by Leslie Gould

Three Maine towns have small Amish communities: Smyrna, Easton (Fort Fairfield) and Unity. Here they are cutting ice for refrigeration use in the Palmer Hill Farm Dairy in Thorndike, Maine.

STILL LIFE: Icemen at work | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME

How to Preserve Fruits & Vegetables in Your Garden - Not Quite Amish Living

How to Preserve Fruits and Vegetables in your Garden | Mark
  • Little House on the Prairie®
    Little House on the Prairie®

    Great tips!

Calling, The: A Novel (The Inn at Eagle Hill) by Suzanne Woods Fisher,

Hopeful: Return to Sugarcreek, Book One by Shelley Shepard Gray,

Hopeful: Return to Sugarcreek, Book One: Shelley Shepard Gray: 9780062204462: Books

The heat makes me cranky, but knitting makes me calm.

Q with Tricia Goyer. Beyond Hope’s Valley is the third of a three-book series. Do you find it harder or easier to write a series? For me writing a series is easier. When I start a novel the hardest part of the book is the first ten chapters. I’m still trying to figure who the character is, what she wants and what’s stopping her. Chapter 1 is like a first date, and I’m just skimming the surface ....

Beyond Hope's Valley | A Book Chat | Not Quite Amish

I can’t tell you how worried I was when I sat down to write my Amish novels. I’d written many historical novels, but it’s different writing about contemporary people who are living a very unique lifestyle. Everyone has a concept of what it means to be Amish, but how true are our stereotypes? The more I met Amish friends and got to know their lifestyle and heart, I discovered stereotypes just scratch the surface.

The One Year Book of Amish Peace: Hearing God's Voice in the Simple Things: Coming September 2014!

My QR-key scarf pattern is featured on starting this month. I am sharing this pattern with the hope lots of loved ones will get wrapped in something special. I also am running a giveaway on my website so you can win the black and white yarn you’ll need to start your own QR-key scarf. Add some stash yarn, and you are well on your way to wrapping someone you love with warmth.

There are so many things about the Amish culture I adore and appreciate ... But then there’s glitter powder. Oh, yes. I love glitter powder and lotions. I love to sparkle and stand out a little in a crowd.

Reprioritize, Renew, and Rest

Reprioritize, Renew, and Rest | Not Quite Amish

Sesame Street

Lead Your Family Like Jesus: Powerful Parenting Principles from the Creator of Families

Discipline: The Best Way to Jumpstart Financial Success | Guest Post by Crystal Paine

Discipline: The Best Way to Jumpstart Financial Success

Even more important than our situation is our response to the situation.

  • Tina Hunt
    Tina Hunt

    So, sitiuations and circumstances don't shape us, our responses/reactions do...hmmmmm.

“A mother is a gardener of God tending to the hearts of her children.” Amish proverb

Sweet Coffee | Guest Post by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Janet and I sat in the back of the barn with the grandmothers when the service began at 9 a.m. The service started with the congregation singing hymns very slowly in German. A male song leader began the first syllable of each line, and then the rest of the congregation joined in.

Attending an Amish Service | Not Quite Amish

What can you do to minister to someone you know? I came up with five ideas, but I bet in the COMMENT section you can give us even more!

The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer

If you’ve vowed to lose weight or just eat healthier, here are a few substitutions to help you continue to eat your favorite Amish recipes and still keep your promises to yourself.