Posts Tagged: Amish lifestyle

Raising Awareness in October (and a giveaway)

Gathering the Threads

October is “awareness month” for many important things: breast cancer, liver cancer, Down syndrome, pregnancy and infant loss, and domestic violence are just a few that I know about. But I want to talk about a cause that has affected our family personally in the past year: dwarfism (also known as skeletal dysplasia). This collection… Read more »

Three Places I’d Like to Be ~ Annual Quilt Giveaway


Update: We have a winner of an autographed copy of “The Angel of Forest Hill” and of the Amish-made quilt. Congrats to Donna K of North Carolina! And to all of you . . . thank you so much for participating. I wish I had time to respond to every post, both here on my… Read more »

Amish and Bible Study, and a Giveaway

Lamp in Windown II

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 »

7 Tips for Celebrating Christmas Like the Amish

Lit Candle copy

Update: This giveaway is over. The winner is Fraulein Adkins. Congratulations, Fraulein, you have won a framed print of an Amish painting from Rachel’s Country Store! It’s December and reminders of Christmas are everywhere! I’m often asked about how the Amish celebrate holidays such as Christmas. A few weeks ago, I shared a post titled… Read more »

Amish Women and Their Industries ~ excerpt and giveaway

Rachel's Country Store

Update: This giveaway is over. The winner is Alana Rowden. Congratulations, Alana, you have won an Amish-made fabric bag from Rachel’s Country Store! As the Christmas season approaches, many of us are brainstorming on what to do about gifts for family and friends. Today, I’d like to share with you again about a store that… Read more »