Posts Categorized: Plain Talk Blog

Amish Lifestyle, Food Preparation, and a Giveaway

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A couple of questions I’ve fielded numerous times are: why do the Amish use prepackaged foods in their recipes? Don’t they care about their health and that of their families? Is it authentic for a culture as old fashioned as the Amish to cut corners by using prepackaged foods? I’ve talked to several Old Order… Read more »

Beauty from Brokenness by Katie Ganshert

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Today’s guest blogger is Katie Ganshert! She’s been a guest here on the blog before, but in case you don’t know her, allow me to introduce Katie. She is a wife, mom, and an award winning author whose first book came out in 2012. She and I share the same wonderful publisher and editor. If… Read more »

Seasons of Tomorrow Release Day Contest!

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I’m so excited to announce that the last book in my Amish Vines and Orchards series, Seasons of Tomorrow is out! It is available TODAY in stores and online! Thank you so much to all my readers who have followed Rhoda’s  journey this far, and thank you to the new readers who are just beginning the journey!… Read more »

Giveaway and Celebration!

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Seasons of Tomorrow releases NEXT WEEK, Tuesday, April 15! In an early celebration, I’m offering a special giveaway! Romantic Times gave Seasons of Tomorrow four stars: Wonderful fourth installment…sweet characters who will do anything for their family, even if it goes against everything they believe in. SoI’m going to giveaway FOUR copies of Seasons of… Read more »

Amish and Bible Study, and a Giveaway

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A question I’m often asked is whether the Old Order Amish are allowed to have private Bible study or group devotionals outside of church. The Amish community is quite diverse throughout the states where Old Order Amish live, so it’s possible there are a few Amish districts who have bishops that do not want their… Read more »