Joel co-owns, with his family, Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. He teaches farming and homesteading in natural ways that promote quality, godly stewardship, and regeneration of the earth.
Rory is a storyteller, songwriter, author, filmmaker, and one-half of the Grammy-award-winning duo, Joey+Rory. He will share lessons he has learned, and is still learning, as he nurtures close-knit community and family.
Reader-submitted questions to our panel of Amish friends, seeking to gain insight into their views on living in genuine community.
A long-time influencer in the homestead community, Melissa shares practical tips and tricks for homesteading, gardening, and cooking. She warns that if you join her in this way of life, you may quickly become addicted to Mason jars…
Shawn & Beth Dougherty
Shawn and Beth live in eastern Ohio on their 17-acre home farm. They raise cows, sheep, hogs, and poultry, and produce most of their own food and feed on the farm. Enjoy the thoughtful insights they glean from their everyday life on the farm.
You’re not alone! That is the message of Ferree Hardy’s writings. She has been through the difficulty of losing a spouse and wants to share the value of what God has shown her. Here you’ll find comfort and practical ways to begin looking forward again.
Wendy and her husband, Tom, live on a homestead and homeschool their three amazing children. Wendy was once an atheist but now loves Jesus and seeks to inspire people to step into their calling. Her writings will dive deep into relevant matters pertaining to the faith.
Serving Our Neighbors
Opportunity to serve is all around us. This column showcases ways in which we can be generous with our resources. Whether that is with time, money, or prayer, all are important in helping our neighbor.
One Minute With Marlin
Marlin Miller is the publisher of Plain Values. He is an excellent storyteller, and we know you’ll love his bite-sized messages.
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