An Empty Cup ** On Sale

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My publisher, Waterfall Press, has a present for all of my readers. They listed An Empty Cup on sale for a few days. This book was originally published in April 2015 and, during its lifetime, the book has touched tens of thousands of people. Yes, tens of thousands. It deals with depression among the Amish. So […]

The Importance of Quilts for Amish

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Preorder Carolyn’s Quilt Now Whenever most people think about the Amish, two things often come to the top of mind: buggies and quilts. History of Quilts The origin of quilting is not exactly known, but in America, history credits the English and Dutch settlers with making quilting popular in the early days of our country. […]

A Selfish Christmas Wish

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Earlier today, someone asked me what I’m getting my children for Christmas. *sigh* And so it begins. (eye roll) Being a fan of Google, I decided to see what it had to say about this whole gift giving thing which drives me CRAZY. Here’s what I found: One of the main reasons we have the […]

Traditions Change

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I love traditions. I remember growing up that, every Christmas, we would travel to my grandparents in Pennsylvania. It was our tradition. Then we began rotating among the women (my mom, Aunt Lorraine, and Aunt Evie). It was a new tradition. After my grandmother passed away, the family didn’t get together anymore. No tradition. Families […]