Category: Amish Lifestyle

How to Simplify your Life

My focus in always close to my Amish friends and how they keep their lives simple.  Those of you who follow this blog know that I admire the Amish way of life, their simple ways of putting the Lord and family first and not adhering to any socialist way of life. As I worked in my office today, my mind kept drifting to the word “SIMPLICITY.”   How do I achieve simplicity and what does it mean to me? Recently I took a ride through Ohio’s Amish Holmes County. I found myself on a dirt road driving by picturesque white clapboard...

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The Secret to Being the Perfect Fraa (Wife)

An Amish Short Story “An industrious wife is the best savings account.” Amish Proverb Rebecca balanced a clothes basket on her hip as she pushed open the screen door that led to the side porch. The squeaky hinge echoed as it slammed behind her scattering a small flock of barn swallows hovering at the bird feeder. A cool mist hung in the air as she walked to the clothes line. Beads of sweat formed on her upper lip and her mouth watered as she swallowed hard trying to keep from being sick. As she rounded the corner of the...

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Amish Short Story – A Thankful Heart

An Amish Short Story  The sun was rising above the horizon when Emma and her twin sisters, Rebecca and Anna, left to go to their springtime job at Yoder’s Strawberry Acres.  The dew was still heavy in the air, and the birds were starting to wake up from their nighttime slumber.  Emma was excited at the thought of seeing her best friend Katie and paid no attention to her sister’s bantering. Rebecca was complaining about having to get up so early, and Anna was trying to get her out of her sour mood to enjoy the beautiful morning. “Don’t...

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Amish Short Story – Someday

Amish Short Story – A Valentine’s Day Present for Emma Emma rolled over in bed and pulled the blankets up over her head as she heard her mother call her name from the bottom of the stairs. She hated the long winter months and dreaded walking to school in the cold.  She was already looking forward to the warmer months of spring and wished she could just stay in bed until then. She had to force herself to get up and more so had to force herself to find something to shake these winter blues. “Emma you’ll be late...

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Amish Short Story – Simple Red Mittens

Amish Short Story – A Gift for Emma It was a week before Christmas and Emma Byler was sitting on her parent’s front porch.  The sun was just dipping behind the horizon, and in the distance, she could hear chipmunks chattering. In the quietness of the early evening, she found herself deep in thought about a conversation she overheard while delivering a bread order to Haven’s Sandwich Shop that morning. As she waited for Mr. Clamp, the shop owner to take the fresh bread to the kitchen and return with payment, she couldn’t help but notice two girls sitting...

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Tracy at Our Simple Homestead Hidden away in Central South Carolina is a little farm where we call home. Surrounded by pine trees, chicken farms, and lots of sandy soil we live a very simple lifestyle by the grace of God.

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