Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund

The Writing Life and Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. Please bear with me. I am in the process of rewriting my second book with a very tight deadline (October 1). It is quite intense and also very exciting. In my major revision, I am adding on chapters to those I’d already written. It is amazing how many details come back when I …

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What’s the Difference Between the Amish and the Corporate World?

When it comes to accommodating people who have a “different style” (as in direct), not a heck of a whole lot. Here’s my comparison: The Amish make people who ask fundamental questions pariahs in their communities. So does the corporate world. The Amish do not like to show the rest of the world their underbelly, or that they have faults, …

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Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund

I am announcing to all who might be interested that the Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund is now taking applications from eligible candidates. For more about this, please visit The Amish Descendant Scholarship blog. If you know of anyone who left the Amish and is in the process of acquiring a college education, please let that person know about the scholarship. …

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From an Amish Farm to Du Pont Children’s Hospital

Stories are powerful. They help us find connections with one another. I have just found that connection with someone in a whole different walk of life. He is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Du Pont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. After he received his Bachelors at the University of Colorado, he entered medical school (also at the University of Colorado).  He …

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No Sorrow without Joy

When I was growing up, we learned a poem in school entitled, "What God hath not Promised." One of the lines is "God hath not promised joy without sorrow." This is so true. Life is often about struggles. But as I have discovered this week, the reverse is also true. We do not have to endure our sorrows without joy …

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