Talk about being the right guy at the right time at the right place. Henrik Newman is his name. He’s a Swiss-German immigrant whose father was a disciple of Jakob Ammon, the founder of the Amish church. Henrik arrives in Port Philadelphia a week after the Charming Nancy anchored in October of … [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.
Talk about being the right guy at the right time at the right place. Henrik Newman is his name. He’s a Swiss-German immigrant whose father was a disciple of Jakob Ammon, the founder of the Amish church. Henrik arrives in Port Philadelphia a week after the Charming Nancy anchored in October of … Continue Reading
Amy Lillard shares the inspiration behind book five in the Wells Lands Romance series on this week's Book Nook. Plus, enter to win a signed copy of her new release, Titus Returns! Why are Amish worship services every other Sunday? Find out on Ask the Amish. Have you ever been truly thirsty? … 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.
Read about Melodie's recipe-testing experience in Part 1, Deciphering Amish Recipes! Ruth’s Chocolate No-Egg Cake (in Gather Round the Amish Table Treasured Recipes and Stories from Plain Communities, Herald Press, 2015) Makes 2 – 9 x13 cakes or 1 – 11 x 15 cake In a big bowl, mix: 4 … Continue Reading
Several years ago I helped test recipes for a cookbook called Gather Round the Amish Table—similar to the name for a fun new feature, Gather ‘Round, here at Amish Wisdom, I noticed. The name is perhaps an inviting metaphor for the fellowship and great family times which can happen when gathered … 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!
With the year winding to an end, we want to spend time reflecting on our highlights from 2016. Here’s another reader-favorite post! It’s strange how trips go. Sometimes every detail is planned out and other times, you have time to simply explore. My last trip to Pennsylvania fit firmly into … Continue Reading
During Thanksgiving week, my husband and I drove to Colorado to research the Amish communities there before I begin work on the eighth book in my Whinburg Township Amish series, The Highest Mountain. Let me tell you about the second part of our journey to learn about this wonderful community. … 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.
Why do the Amish hold worship services only every other Sunday? —Sally W. Tradition. It also makes it easier to be able to visit other church districts. What do you want to ask the Amish? Ask our Amish scribe here. Sign up here to be the first to get exclusive news delivered to your … Continue Reading
Do the Amish partake in communion during church services? If so, do they drink wine or grape juice? —Linda T. The Amish have two communion services per year. One in spring around Easter time and the other in the fall. Some communities use wine, while others use only grape juice. What do you … 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.
Happy new year! As we reflect on 2016 and anticipate what's to come in 2017, we thank you for your dedication and support. You are what makes the Amish Wisdom community thrive. In light of this, we're kicking off a new blog feature starring . . . YOU! Share about an experience visiting an … Continue Reading
With the year winding to an end, we want to spend time reflecting on our highlights from 2016. Here’s another reader-favorite post! Surprises galore when I chatted with friends in Lancaster County last week! I’m grateful many of my Amish and English (anyone non-Amish) friends in Lancaster … Continue Reading