It’s a Wonderful Christmas

This fall, I've had the privilege of directing "It's a Wonderful Life Live Radio Play" at Centerpoint Legacy Theatre in Centerville, Utah. It's been a rare opportunity to work with such a talented cast on one of the most iconic Christmas stories ever.Several summers in a row when I was growing up, my sister and I produced, directed, and acted in backyard productions for our neighborhood friends....
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Abraham Release Day!

Today is release day for Abraham, book 2 in the Petersheim Brothers Amish romance series! Welcome to Bienenstock, Wisconsin, where the bees are buzzing, the peanut butter is flowing, and love is in the air. Things at the Petersheim house are getting too crowded for eight-year-old twins Alfie and Benji. As if things weren’t bad enough with the older brothers hogging all the bacon at breakfast...
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Remembering on Veterans Day

It is fitting that Veterans Day falls in November right before Thanksgiving. I am so very grateful for those men and women of our military who are willing to risk their lives for our freedom. I still get teary when I hear the National Anthem or see the Stars and Stripes, and I get especially teary when I see military members bear the flag of our great country. The following story was written by...
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Amish in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Two weeks ago, a friend of mine went on a trip to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She took lots of pictures, especially at the farmer's market there. I could definitely pick out the Amish people in her photos, but I'm not sure if some of the others are Mennonites, Hutterites, or even New Order Amish. Do any of you live in this area and could identify the religion by the clothing these people are...
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Happy Fall!

A friend of mine recently returned from a trip to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania where she took some beautiful photos of some of the fruits of the fall harvest at the Amish and Mennonite farmer's market. I hope you enjoy these pictures, and I hope you are reaping the benefits of your own fall harvest! Next week I'll post more pictures from my friend's trip, and I'll talk about some of the differences...
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Meet Gail Kittleson, Author of Until Then

Gail Kittleson is a fellow inspirational author who writes WWII romances. I’m delighted to have her on my blog today. An Iowa farm girl, Gail appeared with her thick glasses and a pile of books at the local library counter every Saturday.  After graduating from Wartburg College and earning her MA in TESOL at UNI, she taught English as a Second Language and college expository writing. After...
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Austin Available for Preorder!

Austin is coming! The third book in the Petersheim Brothers Amish romance series by Jennifer Beckstrand is available for preorder on Amazon and other online bookstores. Between work and keeping his little brothers out of trouble, Austin Petersheim barely has time to think, much less court the most popular maedel in town. But if he can open a local market to sell his family’s goods, he’ll...
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