Category: Simple Living

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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Help me to remember to rest

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Our society is filled with stressed out people. I see it all around me.  My kids are stressed, my grandchildren are stressed, my friends are stressed and at times, even though I try hard to keep my life stress-free, I am stressed!  Want to know who isn’t stressed?  Anyone sitting in a rocking chair! Recently I had the pleasure of visiting with a friend on her front porch.  We sat in chairs and gently rocked back and forth as we rested...

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Add Some Amish Style to Your Life

Not long ago I had the pleasure of driving on the back roads of Northwestern Pennsylvania.  It was a dirt road lined with grazing sheep, white clapboard houses and laundry lines filled with a rainbow of blues and purples. Void of telephone poles and flashy billboards I felt a sense of peace and serenity.  I parked the car on the side of the road and took in the sights and sounds of the Amish community I was driving through.  Across the road sat an Amish school house on recess break.  The children didn’t take any mind to me since...

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On a Quest for a Simpler Life

I remember the moment like it was yesterday… My husband and I were in our office, the phones were ringing, his beeper was buzzing, there was a client waiting downstairs, and our assistant had just called off. I looked up from a stack of invoices as he handed me a flyer.  All he said as he turned to leave was “This is where I want to be.” His eyes were sad and his voice cracked.  In seven words my otherwise strong and in control husband told me he quit. As I looked down at the flyer, I saw nothing...

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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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