Category: Simple Living

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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Amish Short Story – A Forgotten Memory

Amish Short Story – Meet another member of the Byler Family – Anna May Troyer from Sugarcreek, Ohio It was before dawn as Anna May hurried out of bed to get the coffee going before her son Martin came knocking on her door.  It was the first day of hunting season, and she wanted to make sure he had a good breakfast before he went to the woods.  It was the Monday after Thanksgiving and all the men in her Amish Community had been planning this day for weeks.  As she filled the coffee pot, she looked out the...

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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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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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