The Opposite of Envy

This year, I have been studying the different aspects of charity mentioned in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. This month's topic is "Charity envieth not." The definition of envy is: a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc. I think it's interesting that the word "covet" is included in the definition of envy. As we know, "Thou shalt not covet" is...
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All the Quilts from Amish Quiltmaker Book 1

I love quilts. It's one of the reasons I made my heroine in my latest series an Amish quiltmaker. I had so much fun writing about Esther Zook's quilts. Esther always has a quilt on her frames in her front room so that she can take a few stitches whenever she has time. The quilts I wrote about in the book are all quilts I have seen somewhere, quilts I own, or quilts I have actually made. Here is a...
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Happy Pi Day!

I love pie, and I LOVE math, so of course, one of my favorite days of the year is Pi Day, which is March 14 because it's 3.14. In honor of Pi Day and my son-in-law's birthday, we had an all-pie dinner at my house. Here is what our table looked like: I printed out Pi to several digits, and that was all the decoration I did. Very easy, cheap, and fun. We had seven different kinds of pies, some...
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The Amish Quiltmaker Breaks Her Seam Ripper

The Amish Quiltmaker's Unexpected Baby is now available! Do you have your copy yet? You can buy The Amish Quiltmaker's Unexpected Baby at Walmart, or online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Walmart. Esther Zook is looking to start a new life in Byler, a southwest Colorado Amish community, but her plans are upended when her sister leaves a baby in her care. Levi Kiem is willing to help, but...
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Charity Does Not Envy

This month in our "Year of Charity," we are going to explore, ponder, and live "Charity envieth not." Envy means jealousy, specifically being jealous and prideful about what someone else has that you do not. I looked in the dictionary of opposites and discovered that the opposite of envy is generosity. I had never really thought of that before, but it makes perfect sense. How does generosity...
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