What was your favorite post of the week here at Amish Wisdom? Leave us a comment below to let us know. If you haven't yet, be sure to take a look at our posts this week from authors Marta Perry, Jan Drexler, Marlene Miller, and Kathleen Fuller. And our Amish scribe told us some facts about the … [Continue reading]
FROM THE BOOK NOOK: Wanting an Amish novel that will make you laugh? Cry? Or both? Look no further. Here’s where you’ll find the newest releases to hit the bookshelves.
What was your favorite post of the week here at Amish Wisdom? Leave us a comment below to let us know. If you haven't yet, be sure to take a look at our posts this week from authors Marta Perry, Jan Drexler, Marlene Miller, and Kathleen Fuller. And our Amish scribe told us some facts about the … Continue Reading
As a writer, I’m always looking for the next idea, even when I’m fully occupied with the book I’m currently working on. That next idea sometimes seems so fascinating that I’m tempted to drop the current project and plunge right into that new one. Isn’t it funny how the next thing you’re going to do … Continue Reading
FROM THE COOK’S CORNER: Amazing, tried and true recipes from Plain (and nearly-Plain) kitchens. The next time you’re looking for something wonderful to try, check out Cook’s Corner! Deliciousness is just a click away.
Although the origins of this “soup” are from the depression era days, it’s still a popular breakfast/snack among the Amish. Since it’s ridiculously cold here in Ohio, I thought this would be the perfect warm snack, and it was. Here is the very, very simple recipe: Amish Coffee Soup 1 slice … Continue Reading
In Huckleberry Hill, the first book in my Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill Series, Lia Shetler is an expert pie maker. Before fresh fruit is in season, Lia makes a raisin pie. I had to make one for myself to see if it was any good. My very nice son helped me. I absolutely loved it! It is … Continue Reading
FROM TRAVELER’S TIPS: Planning a trip to Amish country? Or maybe you just got back from one. This is the place to share your pix, tips, suggestions, things to do…or to skip!
Our family is among thousands of people who flock to Indiana’s Amish Country each year, but we don’t go to visit the Amish sights. We go to visit memories. When we head out to Shipshewana to buy groceries at E&S Sales or Yoder’s Market, we seat Dad next to the driver and prepare to … Continue Reading
Lancaster County, PA, is one of my most favorite places to visit! Not only do I enjoy seeing my Amish friends, but I also enjoy visiting the innkeepers at my favorite place to stay, The Creekside Inn. I first stayed at The Creekside Inn in 2009 when my editor Sue Brower and I decided to take a … Continue Reading
FROM ASK THE AMISH: Ever wondered what it’s really like to be Amish? Ask away! Our Amish scribe will return questions to me each week.
Q: For how many hours a day do Amish children go to school? Do children go to school all year, or do they have a summer break like the Englisch do? ~ Dara Montgomery A school day usually lasts for about 6½ hours. The Amish have the same number of school days as the “Englisch” do. The … Continue Reading
Q: I heard that the Amish don't borrow money, except for buying their first home. Is this true? Will they get a traditional 30-year mortgage? ~ Edward Lake The Amish will borrow money if necessary, and mostly for buying homes or starting businesses. They try to get it paid … Continue Reading
FROM BEYOND THE BONNETS: Q&A with Authors, Conversations about the Anabaptists, thoughts about community, ideas about how to bring the best of the Amish into your life.
Q: How did you decide to become Amish? You can find out all the details by reading my book, Called to be Amish because I can’t summarize God’s work in my life in a few paragraphs! But in short: I got married to Johnny, who had grown up Amish. I wasn’t raised a Christian. But after Johnny and I … Continue Reading
Writing about conservative Mennonites has been an interesting journey. While my books are usually linked with Amish fiction, there are marked differences between the Mennonites and the Amish. In fact, disagreements in doctrinal issues led to a split in the Mennonite Church in 1693. Led by a man … Continue Reading