Take a peek into the Amish world. Here is a firsthand account from an “English” taxi driver who found out for herself. Her month by month stories will surprise and captivate you. Amish Reflections interweaves everyday living and simple faith with a delightful dash of humor.
This is storytelling at its finest. Heart-warming personal encounters, shared laughter and recipes provide insight and spice for those who are curious to know more about the Amish. Life in the slow lane…experience it!
Two yellow airplanes in the sky high above an Amish buggy ignited dreams of flying in the little three-year-old. Before he was even ten, Andy Miller was attempting to “slip the bonds of earth and dance in the skies” by making his own wings of cardboard.
Andy began his life as an aviator in the skies of Red Lake, Ontario, a gold-mining town, piloting seaplanes and ski-planes over the Canadian bush, a land of few roads and countless lakes. He transported everything from passengers, trappers’ furs, and mining equipment to a mad prospector who attempted to hijack the plane.
Opportunity moved him and his family to Alberta, and flights took him to the vast, trackless land of the Arctic, a world of frozen seas and snow, of long days and endless nights, where a mistake in navigation was not only a matter of getting lost but could be a matter of life or death.
Andy’s long career in the skies finished in corporate jets based back in the United States, his native country. In these stories, he looks back at the many years in space and on the earth and sees God’s grace guiding his navigation.
Read the story of Jo Ann’s father, John Schrock, who was raised in an Amish home. As a child, John had a desire to change the world. His love for people never changed and his life and words have reached across the globe and are still making a difference in the lives of thousands of people in many nations. His story will inspire you to make a difference; God will use a willing vessel. John passed away in November of 2011 but his work continues to change lives.
From the end of the last Ice Age until the end of the War of 1812, Coshocton and adjacent counties have seen the presence of important events and peoples, mostly Native Americans, but also a few crucial missionaries. Archeological records provide the first 16,000 years of human presence and voluminous writings detail the last 100 years of that period. This book describes the area’s entire glorious history in all possible detail until the frontier moved west after 1814.
Drawing on original sources, where available, and some original research, readers will learn about the Native American residents – who they were, why they came, and what they did - and the area’s eventual settlement by pioneers. The principal settlers were Native Americans in the 18th century with Mohawk, Wyandot, Seneca, Delaware and Shawnee present. The words and deeds of their leaders are given from their own point of view, when possible. Their languages are described and meanings of many of the sea of place names they left are derived.
“Imprisoned in my kayak, I leaned back and wondered if this choice I had made was perhaps the most foolish, ill-advised choice of my entire life.”
Paul Stutzman was stuck in the weeds. Literally stuck, in the thick weeds of a Mississippi River swamp.
All of us at one time or another are “stuck.” We may find ourselves at a place In our jobs, our marriages, our parenting, or our faith when there seem to be no answers and no clear path ahead. What does a follower of Jesus do then?
Stutzman gives an honest account of events and questions in his own life that left him feeling just as stuck as the thick, impenetrable swamp weeds that confounded his Mississippi River journey. In a pilgrimage to find answers and clarity on personal and faith issues, he hikes a famous trail in Spain and ponders how choosing to be a disciple of Christ affects the choices we all make in our pilgrimages.
His reflections will challenge the discipleship of every follower of Jesus.
Alaska is a state three times the size of Texas and has a landscape like no other state in the U.S. The adventure of Alaska is there, waiting to be explored and savored.
But it is also 4,000 miles from Leroy and Esther Stoll’s home in Indiana. They won’t get to Alaska in their horse and buggy, and the driver they had planned on was unable to make the trip.
So they pieced together a chain of transportation on land and sea—each leg of the journey using public transportation instead of private vehicles.
And, finally, they were in America’s great frontier of Alaska!
The captivating true story of Judith, an Old Colony Mennonite girl bound for her new home in Mexico. Judith sees a prairie dog town and skips off, peering down a burrow. She hears the wheels begin to turn, and the train disappears down the tracks. Judith is left behind, alone on the wide open prairie as the sun is setting.
An unforgettable story, vividly brought to life with full page, full color illustrations. Written in German, the native tongue of the Old Colony Mennonites, with the English version at the bottom of each page. Train to Mexico is a wonderful blend of cultural history, heritage and personal adventure in children’s form...a true storybook classic.