Posts Tagged: holidays

Christmas novella Q&A and Giveaway!

Update: This giveaway is over. The winner is Jan Metivier. Congratulations, Jan, you have won an autographed copy of each of the Christmas novellas: The Sound of Sleigh Bells, The Christmas Singing, and The Dawn of Christmas! For today’s blog post, I wanted to feature a recent Q&A I did about my Christmas novellas. I hope you… Read more »

Autumn memories, a pumpkin recipe, and giveaway

Update: This giveaway is over. The winner is Alecia Marcum. Congratulations, Alecia, you have won an autographed copy of Sherry Gore’s cookbook, Simply Delicious Amish Cooking! Today’s post is by my friend, Sherry Gore. Sherry is the author of Simply Delicious Amish Cooking, a charming book that highlights recipes, pictures, and stories from the Amish… Read more »

Oatmeal and Honey Soap Recipe and Book Giveaway

Update: This giveaway is over. The winner is Tina Harris. Congratulations, Tina, you have won an autographed copy of The Dawn of Christmas and a bar of home made soap! I have a special treat for you that I’ve been waiting for a long time to be able to share: a recipe for Oatmeal and… Read more »

How Do the Amish Celebrate the New Year?

Facts about the Amish

Now that our many holiday traditions and celebrations are behind us for a while, I thought I’d share a few things with you about how the Amish bring in the New Year. Last week, I shared a bit about the foods that cultures such as the South, the Mediterranean, and the Spanish eat on New Year’s Day. The Pennsylvania Dutch have a unique New Year’s tradition, as well. They enjoy a meal of pork and sauerkraut each New Year’s Day.

The Greatest Gift We Can Give

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 If we were to meet at a café for coffee and begin a conversation about all Christmas means, we’d have a long and encouraging discussion…. Read more »