Johnny Miller grew up in an Old Order Amish family, but he often quipped that he was Out of Order Amish. His early and constant doubts about the Amish faith and lifestyle lead to a desperate choice; but even as he leaves his family and the life he’s known behind, he is not sure whether he’s headed for life and hope or destruction and damnation.
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17-year-old Miriam Miller is the youngest of three generations of Amish cooks. In the Wooden Spoon Cookbook she shares her favorites. Heirloom favorites like her grandmother’s Bob Andy Pie (see page 55), her mother’s Homemade Bread (see page 4), and her own Soft Batch Cookies (see page 95). Miriam is already well acquainted with the good feeling connected to her family’s (as well as their guests’) compliments after a delicious home-cooked meal.
Welcome to the warmth of her kitchen woodstove. Gather round the table to a hearty Amish meal. Experience life from the Wooden Spoon perspective!
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!
Are you a Rose in a Pitcher or a Tulip in a Vase?
Sally Pickard and Brenda Dulmage have created five temperament types and then use a beautiful Vessel to symbolize each temperament. They also use a lovely Flower to portray each of the seven ways you function. They then present a pretty, feminine word-picture of a Flower inside a Vessel, which describes the characteristics of who you are, like a Daisy in a Basket or a Dogwood in a Velvet Box.
Their material helps you see yourself as a specific Vessel and Flower and realize how God planned it especially for you. It helps you understand yourself and others in your life.
As a farewell to good friends, Johan and Margaret Blankenburg travel with Karl & Susie to the Rotterdam Port. Here Karl and Susie plan to sail for the land of freedom—America.
Johan and Margaret awaken and rush to the deck. Something is dreadfully wrong. Oh, why did we ever agree to sleep on this ship? How will we cope with the birth of our firstborn in such dangerous circumstances?
Its' the beacon of faith that keeps this young couple on course when the sea of life turns difficult and dangerous. It guides them to the power to forgive their enemies. It’s where their eyes turn when turning is impossible on the Voyage of No Return.
Johnny Miller is home again, farming the land he loves in a quiet Amish community in Ohio.
But although he’s not physically wandering, he is still wondering. Wondering why he is restless. Wondering why he feels that some piece of his life is not yet in place. Wondering why, when he was medically “dead,” he was met by his wife, who told him his time to enter Heaven had not yet come—he was still needed on earth.
This third and final book of the “The Wanderers” series follows Johnny’s wandering to a place where he finally finds home.
Elaine Reidel, shocked by her cousin’s whispered secret, pried into her past—and discovered something that shook her life and shattered her future.
But Bibles in the vernacular language did not come without a price, and Elaine and her cousins found themselves facing risks that they never dreamed of. They learned to look past the tangled present into the unseen—into eternity.
Never again would Elaine’s life be calm and predictable, but the words that she learned to treasure still shone clear: that no matter what the circumstances or how high the price, we are His witnesses.
“In my Willows by the Water stories you’re invited to experience God’s faithfulness as I learn the meaning of motherhood. The mountains. The valleys. The deserts. I feel blessed that you, my unknown sister in the call of motherhood, have chosen to spend your precious mother-time with me. When you’re through reading the stories in Willows by the Water, I hope you go on being a mother: Strengthened. Encouraged. Hopeful. Joyful. Somehow comforted that you’re not alone.”
In Women at the Cross, Beachy paints a picture of 12 women from the Bible whose lives portray those who live by the cross. She then draws encouragement from each of their lives showing you how to strengthen your own walk with the Lord.