amish fiction authors

Amish Fiction Authors

I’m super excited to announce that, beginning on September 1, 2017, you will notice a new tab on my website that will link to a separate blog, Amish Fiction Authors. I’ve invited several of my personal favorite authors of Amish fiction to write blogs about the Amish, their writing, their […]

Amish School and Language Barriers

Did you know that most Amish children learn to speak English when they start attending school? Until then, most Amish children speak Pennsylvania Dutch at home. What else do Amish children learn at school? Besides the obvious of reading, writing, and arithmetic (not sung to the tune of a hickory […]

Pastures of Faith

An Excerpt from Pastures of Faith

Chapter One: Pastures of Faith (The Amish of Lancaster) Daniel stood in the middle of the pasture, his battered straw hat resting askew on top of head. The midday sun was hot overhead, despite it only being early May. The grass was already halfway to his knees and he could hear […]

What We Should Learn From The Amish

So many people enjoy reading about the Amish culture and religion. As our lives get busier and more stressful, it seems that our affection for this simple way of life increases. Technology that should make our lives easier does the reverse. Access to so much information should help us but […]