A Verse Packed With Gold

“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the…

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5 Things I’ve Learned From Amish Fiction

  I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage, wait for the Lord! Psalm 27:13-14   Today I wanted to share 5 things I have learned from reading and writing Amish Fiction: 1. The…

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Fearless Living Faith

I didn’t grow up going to Church. I grew up with vague ideas about what God was, and what Church meant. I found the Bible later on, and felt the connection. I started going to Church and fell in love. But I still have a hard time speaking about the relationship I have developed with…

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Bethany and Conrad

Sometimes, we just need a lighthearted story about two people who fall in love. I feel that my newest book, “Bethany and Conrad” story bubbles and sparkles where my other books have been warm and comforting — like a cup of chamomile tea. “Bethany and Conrad” is enjoyable and dramatic. It tends to stay more…

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Ruthie’s Surprise

Well, I published Ruthie’s Surprise last month, and somehow failed to put up a post about it here on my website! Ruthie’s story is still teaching me lessons about how good God is. Through Ruthie, I learned that God sees my mistakes, and forgives me. God loves me, as He loves all of His children.…

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No Longer a Slave

What would you do for yourself, if you were a little child? I love to ask myself this question. Sometimes, I just need a snack, or some kind words. Have you ever heard a mother, speaking to a wailing, angry, misbehaved child with a soft voice saying, “I know, you’re hungry and tired. Let’s go…

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Discipline: Positive or Negative?

Let’s play a game! When I say “discipline” what is the first word or image that comes to mind? . . . . . ? Got it? Okay. Was that word or image positive, or negative? The reason I ask, is that I am noticing this morning that there are both positive and negative connotations…

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My Inheritance

How would you act if you knew you had a great inheritance coming to you? Millions upon millions… Abundant treasure of real value… All you could ever hope for or desire… Would you feel thankful? Relaxed? Happy? Giving? Certian? What if you knew that it was already yours? And I am not talking about the…

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This is My Prayer!

Sometimes, when I empty the dishwasher and do the laundry, I think about a story that I read in Suzanne Woods Fisher’s wonderful book “Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life”.   The story told of a woman who did massive amounts of laundry by hand, and when it was suggested that she might not…

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Victory

Yesterday, I took something very personally. I was offended, until I thought about it a bit more. Then I had a realization… It all started with my morning Bible reading. This was my morning contemplation from the Bible, yesterday morning: “May the Lord God grant you your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your plans. May…

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