Review of “Thrill of the Chaste” by Valerie Weaver-Zercher

  I recently was given a copy of the book Thrill of the Chasteby Valerie Weaver-Zercher, in exchange for visiting one of Dr. Donald Kraybill’s classes. I had known that Weaver-Zercher was studying Amish romance novels, so I looked forward to this publication, for I want to understand the reason for so much interest in this subgenre. For anyone not […]

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Anna’s Return

Today was a rainy, drippy, sad day that fit my mood exactly. I am still reeling from this past weekend. I did something that I will probably wonder for the rest of my life whether it was the right thing or not.  For some time now, Anna has been planning to return to her community. She had in mind to

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A Day of Rest

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: […] For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath

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The Heath Fair

When I lived in Burton, Ohio I knew that the Geauga County Fair happened every year. Some of the Amish youth went to it and had fun there, but it was supposed to be off limits for the us. I was a goody-two-shoes, so I never went there. Here is a photo that "proves" the Amish attend the fair, as

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A Crash of Cultures

Nowhere is the clash of cultures between the Amish and the mainstream so apparent as it is on the road. There was another car and buggy accident on June 27 as reported here. The driver of the Ford truck that crashed into the buggy was apparently not under the influence and it is not reported how fast he was driving.

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A Birthday Wish

I have a birthday wish. Traditionally we are taught to make a wish quietly, but I am going to be different and write mine because I believe words are powerful. My wish is that a year from today David and I will have our story placed with a publisher and perhaps even have it in print. I know that it

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