Category: Simple Living

Amish Short Story – List of Chores

Amish Short Story – Never too old to help The aroma of bacon from breakfast still lingered in the air as Stella sat at the table finishing the last of her morning coffee.  Her family had eaten, and all left to start their day.  At the moment the house was quiet, and she was enjoying the peacefulness of the solitude she found in her kitchen. As she sipped her coffee, she felt herself take a deep breath trying to ward off the feeling of being overwhelmed.  It was the day before Thanksgiving, and she needed to start getting things...

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Young Amish Man Killed

Through Amish tragedy comes grace… In a small town in Northwestern Pennsylvania lives a community of Old World Order Amish.  Their lives are simple and clean and filled with compassion and love for their neighbors. They live a private life far away from technology and the hustle and bustle of modern society.  Even though their existence is quiet by nature, they still face the trauma and disappointments of everyday life.  They live and die, they mourn and celebrate, they love the Lord, and they marry and raise their children praying they will have a desire to remain connected to their...

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Simplify Your Home With These 11 Things

We live in a world of microwaves, electric coffee pots, T.V.’s and cell phones, but that doesn’t mean we have to use everything at our disposal.  In my home, I’m always looking for the simpler side of things and try to reach for things that will keep me separated from the modern world as much as possible.  During a recent storm and power outage, I was so thankful my home was filled with items that helped me keep comfortable during the storm.  I couldn’t help but think how the Amish deal with storms.  I can assure you they never worry about how...

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Simple Side of Amish Life

 The Simple Side of Amish Life As a blogger, I put myself out there for everyone to know my likes, my dislikes, my dreams, my desires and even how I choose to live. I have learned to have broad shoulders and don’t take things personally. I do a pretty good job at taking it all in and not letting a few choice comments get me down. However, there is one comment I keep getting that I just have to address. It centers around the Amish’s religious beliefs and rules. Setting the Story Straight: I fully understand that the Amish...

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Seeking the Simple Life

Many of us are seeking a simpler life. We are making homemade meals from scratch, we’re downsizing, purging and ridding our homes of useless clutter. We are saying no to social commitments and clearing our calendars of events that pull us away from the family unit, and we are making do and doing without to keep our finances under control.  We are living on less and still there are days that nothing about life seems simple! We’re longing for a simple life…but really what we want is an easy life.   Are we asking for an easy life when we are seeking simple? If...

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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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