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…
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.
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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 ....
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.
My QR-key scarf pattern is featured on knitty.com 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.