Life Happens

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When life happens, we are often shocked. How did this happen? How did my baby learn to crawl? To walk? To argue? To adult? I know the Amish have to bite their tongues during rumschpringe. Their 16-year-old children can basically do what they want without recourse from their parents, community, or church. Yet, even if […]

My Church is a “Joke”

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Imagine my surprise when I learned this at worship service yesterday. Yes, people think my church is a “joke.” At first, I thought I misheard the pastor. Had he really said that? Or had he said “Job”? That, of course, didn’t make sense either. Of course, my hearing isn’t always so great, plus the Southern […]

Faith in the Era of Selfish Sin

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I wrote a blog on Amish Fiction Authors about the Tomato Patch series and how the main character, Priscilla Smucker, has to keep faith in God when dealing with the mean-spirited Susie Byler who wants nothing more than to ruin Priscilla’s life. Recently, I had a situation at our farm in Florida. A man (who […]