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Uncommon Courage

Uncommon Courage

by: Norita Yoder   The courage it took for women such as Felix Manz’s mother to choose re-baptism fades against the canvas of Anabaptist history unless we shine a light...

The Gift of Words

The Gift of Words

by: Karen Raber Imagine for a moment that you are six years old. You long for a pet dog, love french-fries, and like Berenstain Bear books. But you are stuck with a...

“In the Home of Felix Manz’s Mother”

“In the Home of Felix Manz’s Mother”

by: Norita Yoder   On the night of January 21, 1525, the bite of wind might have seemed especially cold as it whipped down the cobblestone street of Neustadtgasse that...

An Open Door for Lost Sparrows

An Open Door for Lost Sparrows

by: Elaine Tomski   An open door is a welcomed invitation. But what if entering means walking into darkness? What if stepping through the door brings difficulty? What...

The Anabaptist World of 1800

The Anabaptist World of 1800

by: Marcus A. Yoder   Sometimes in the study of history, it becomes necessary to step back and look at the bigger picture. Our view is often very narrow, and we lose...

Choice Books: A Message of Hope

Choice Books: A Message of Hope

by: Elaine Tomski   You may think a company with the name Choice Books is all about books. Wrong. Choice Books (CB) is all about John, Nancy, Sue, and a young Muslim...

Vision 2020: Execution

Vision 2020: Execution

In this small business strategy workshop for your multi-generational team, you will learn what it means to execute effectively.

Whitetail Heritage: Hunting Down Antlers

Whitetail Heritage: Hunting Down Antlers

By: Karen Raber I would never have guessed that the term “deer hunting” would one day evoke pleasant memories. If someone had asked me a year ago to rate my interest in...

The Shoe That Grows

The Shoe That Grows

by: Karen Raber   The desert air lies heavy with dust churned by thousands of tired, marching feet. God’s chosen people, the Israelites, travel through the wilderness....

Extraordinary Answers to Prayer

Extraordinary Answers to Prayer

By: Elaine Tomski   Ordinary people whisper prayers to a Father who loves to delight His children. He honors our persistent prayers. And at times, He does so in...

Bug Bites and Blanketeers

Bug Bites and Blanketeers

by: Karen Raber   It was a simple blanket, really. Nothing fancy or extraordinary could be noted about it. But to the little one clutching it, it was anything but...

Amish in the Equine Industry

Amish in the Equine Industry

Three Reasons to market to the Amish If you are in the equine industry you probably already have Amish clientele. They are likely even some of your biggest clients. They...

Water. By Design.

Water. By Design.

By: Phil Barkman   Wasser, agua, voda, vesi, dlo, maji, amanzi, H2O. These words all refer to the same thing: water. (In case you’re interested, that is, in order:...

Welker Farms: A Land of Increase

Welker Farms: A Land of Increase

by: Elaine Tomski   How much horsepower does it take to work an Amish farm of 80 acres? Depending on the task, anywhere from two to eight horses will get the job done....

Amish and the Medical Industry

Amish and the Medical Industry

The key to reaching cash-paying customers Since the health and medical industry has learned it can be a win-win to have prompt-pay customers-- clinics, hospitals, and...

V.I.P. Camp

V.I.P. Camp

by: Elaine Tomski How grateful we are for an Almighty God who placed the sun, moon, and stars in the sky. He created just the right light for our days and nights. But, do...

The House That Love Built

The House That Love Built

By: Karen Raber   Sometimes, we discover good things through our sad experiences. Sometimes, trials bring us face to face with love. And, sometimes, a ray of hope...

The Wind That Changed Our World

The Wind That Changed Our World

by: Esther Stoltzfus   We had a visitor last month named Michael. It wasn’t the archangel Michael. And no, Michael was not the visit of a dearly loved cousin, uncle, or...

Breaking into the Amish Marketplace

Breaking into the Amish Marketplace

The Amish Marketplace The Amish are suddenly hitting the radars of businesses everywhere. They are one of the fastest-growing people groups in the U.S. today. Right now,...

More Than a Shoebox

More Than a Shoebox

by: Sue Wengerd She stands there, list in hand, looking at the shelves loaded with every imaginable kind of item. A turn of her head and as far as the eye can see, there are...

FamilyLife

FamilyLife

Written By: Elaine Tomski What does a horse have in common with a husband and a wife? Isn't this an unusual question? However, the answer is not a bit strange. In addition...

Mission: Deliver

Mission: Deliver

Adventures of an Alaskan Aviator for Christ by: Elaine Tomski   Have you ever imagined soaring like an eagle? How would it feel to have nothing but warm sun on your...

Operation Silent Night

Operation Silent Night

by: Elaine Tomski   He dozed in a rock-hard feeding trough lined with hay stubble. The night was cool, the stable dark. The pungent odor of manure fragranced the intake...

Show Hope

Show Hope

by: Elaine Tomski One child. What can one child do? As Emily waved goodbye to the needy children of Haiti, she knew she had to do something. Emily and her mom, Mary Beth,...

One Shoebox at a Time

One Shoebox at a Time

By: Elaine Tomski “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” - Mark 16:15 Sharing the Gospel is the high calling of every person who knows Christ....

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