Amish Holiday Tip, It’s Not the Meal
Wow. Holiday meals can be STRESSFUL. Right? We worry about having each person’s fav dish. We worry about whether everything will look good. We worry and work ourselves into a state of exhaustion.
As most of you know, the Amish generally have large families. And I can tell you that they cook some fantastic dishes, but it’s not the meal that counts on Christmas. It’s the birth of our Lord, and seeing family, and spending time together. One Amish woman shared with me that she had 42 grandchildren who visited every Sunday. I asked her how she cooked for everyone and she laughed and said she didn’t! Everyone brings a cold dish.
Perhaps we should give the picture-perfect dinner a rest. Maybe we should refuse to give in to that sort of pressure, and instead celebrate the birth of Christ and the love of our families. Now for this week’s contest.
You all responded so sweetly to last week’s contest, I thought I’d try it again. This week I have a prayer shawl I made — and though I didn’t know who I was praying for, God knew! Maybe, if you win this, it would be something you could give to a family member or friend, or maybe it is something that you need for yourself.
This week’s winner will receive:
- An autographed copies of A Simple Amish Christmas (or other book of your choice).
- Bill Coleman Amish calendar
- crocheted prayer shawl.
Leave a comment below with your email and you are entered!
As always, you have the opportunity to enter the contest more than once by sharing the information from this blog with your friends, posting a link on facebook, or submitting an online review of one of my books. Be sure to leave me a 2nd comment stating what you did. (Only 2 entries per person).
The contest deadline is Tuesday evening 7:00 p.m. (CST), December 11th.
p.s. — You can order copies of my books directly from my website now. I’m still giving away a free calendar with each purchase.