Category: Simple Living

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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A Simpler Way of Life …Day by Day

“The smell of fresh baked bread, a simple walk to the mailbox and laundry drying in the sun are just a few things that keep me grounded to a simpler way of life.” If you’re just embarking on a simpler lifestyle I invite you to take a walk through a typical day in my world.  Before I take you for a walk, let me say that life around our homestead is not always sunshine and roses.  Money is often tight, animals die in your arms, the kitchen floor will be sticky, the dryer might be running on a rainy day, and...

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How to Live on Less

How to Learn to Live on Less I had someone ask me the other day if I was going to upgrade my cell phone to the newest version.  I hadn’t given it a thought until I was asked, and then I felt pressure that maybe I should, and maybe I was missing out on something I needed!  Within a few seconds, I came to my senses and remembered who I was and what I stood for, which is learning how to live on less. While most of the world is looking for the next best electronic to hit the market, many homesteaders,...

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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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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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