Receiving editorial letters about your current WIP is both exciting and frightening as an author. Exciting to see your hard work transform. And frightening what changes you need to make to get it finished! I remember getting a note from my editor at Harvest House and wanted to share two parts with … [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.
Meet Lovina and Noah, standing on the threshold of the home where Noah lives with three Amish teens under his supervision… *** Outside, the air was already heating up. She thought about inviting Noah to her parents’ house, but she didn’t want her parents to overhear. And she wanted to think … Continue Reading
Have you done any research on which one of your favorite authors have new releases coming out this fall? If so, tell us below in the comment section which title you're looking forward to the most! And don't forget to tell your friends about Amish Wisdom - share a link to the site on Facebook or … 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.
I first noticed how different Clara Yoder was from the other women in my Amish community one bright summer day at church. She was known as “Olin Clara” in the community. The Amish go by first names, but there are many common names, so the husband’s name is used as a prefix to tell one Clara from … Continue Reading
If you’ve ever wondered what Amish families feed a whole crew often numbering 150-180 helpers at a barn raising, here are some ideas! The woman who submitted the list* included in Gather Around the Amish Table says: “I’ve attended quite a few barn raisings in my time and helped to get a hearty … 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!
Receiving editorial letters about your current WIP is both exciting and frightening as an author. Exciting to see your hard work transform. And frightening what changes you need to make to get it finished! I remember getting a note from my editor at Harvest House and wanted to share two parts with … Continue Reading
Wanted: new owner for an award winning bed and breakfast located in the largest, year-round tourism area in Ohio, which is also the World’s Largest Amish Community. Experience: only the desire to own a bed & breakfast. Requirements: 200-word essay as to why you want to own this bed and … 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.
What is the size of an average Amish farm? Do they grow enough crops to both sustain their own animals or enough to sell as well? ~ Jill Korinek That depends again on what community they live in. Some communities that is 80 acres, others it is 160 acres. The smaller farms … Continue Reading
If I could pick which meal is my favorite of the day I would have to say dinner, or supper as it’s sometimes called. While I love having a lunch with friends, dinner has a power that draws me in even more – my family. When all six of us are gathered around the table for a meal, there’s upbeat … 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.
Tragedy has frequently given me great insight into the choices I’ve made in my life. When my father passed away, I was forced to reckon with my present. And then, when my little sister died, I was forced to reckon with my past. Finally, there was a tragedy that forced me to reckon with my … Continue Reading
No one can call Amish women lazy! An Amish wife is often the first to get up in the morning. She might run a load of laundry at five AM—no small chore to accomplish without electricity—then move to the kitchen to brew coffee and prepare breakfast for her spouse and children. She bakes, preserves … Continue Reading