Posts Tagged: Plain Wisdom

Finding Rhythm, Autumn, and a Giveaway

Update: This giveaway is over. The winner is Therese. Congratulations, Therese, you have won an autographed copy of Plain Wisdom and a copy of The Esh Family Cookbook! This week’s blog has a couple of vignettes from Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women. It’s my only nonfiction… Read more »

When Amish Children Get Bored

From Miriam Flaud: Like passing plates of steaming meat and vegetables at the dinner table, we often pass stories around during mealtime. Since our oldest boys are married with homes of their own, we rarely have the whole family here for a meal, but when we do, it seems that the conversation is the main course…

Book Tour for Plain Wisdom!

~ Two friends from different worlds—one Old Order Amish, one Englischer—share the truths that bring them together. (Nonfiction) Miriam and I while writing on Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women To read an excerpt, click here. With poignant recollections, unexpected insights, and humorous tales, the two women… Read more »

– – – – – – Life, Death, and Family – – – – –

` On May 4, 1998, my healthy, sixty-eight-year-old mother was outside planting her spring flowers when she began to feel nauseated. She died forty minutes later. On January 7, 2011, after a long battle with cancer, my dad died. Two very different stories, each with its own triumph and defeat. Heartache and comfort. End and… Read more »

Tidbits. Winners. New Contest.

~ Fall has arrived! My windows are open, and I’m loving it. I know many of you are also enjoying this shift in temperature. Isn’t it great? It rained for forty-eight hours straight at one point this week, and I could only pull myself away from the computer to get a little sleep. I love writing when… Read more »