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Shipshewana and Summer

May 29, 2010 /

This week I made plans for my first trip to Shipshewana, Indiana. I’m so excited that I’m doing little cartwheels around my desk (which is quite a sight). Shipshewana is…

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Barn Raising and Habitat

May 22, 2010 /

The more deeply I delve into Amish society, the more I find connections between “their” world and “ours.”  One landed on my front lawn last week. I’ve never witnessed an…

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March 28, 2010 /

It FEELS like a birth when you send a manuscript out into the world. Yesterday I was thankful and ecstatic to complete A SIMPLE AMISH CHRISTMAS, and yes I did…

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March 12, 2010 /

We recently had a NEEDLEWORK FESTIVAL in my little town, and of course I had to stop by. Immediately it started me thinking of my Amish friends, of my manuscript,…

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February 26, 2010 /

I received a study from my editor this week. I wish I could post the entire thing here! The main point of the study was the steady rise in readership…

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