What Does It Mean to Seek Not Your Own?

This year, I am studying the different aspects of charity found in 1 Corinthians 13. This month I have focused my attention on “Charity seeketh not her own.” What does it mean to “not seek our own?” I think it can mean that we think of others before we think of ourselves. Unselfishness is at the core of not seeking “our own.” Unselfishness is one of the true signs of real love. When...
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German Apple Pancakes

I don't even remember where I got this yummy recipe, but it is a delicious and wonderful breakfast food, or my hubby and I eat it for dinner when we want something easy and filling. It has a few steps, but don't let that intimidate you. It's easy and practically fool proof. Here is a picture of my recipe. You can see it's well-loved. I had a ton of apples left over from a picnic, so I used these,...
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The Amish Quiltmaker’s Unruly In-law

I hope you've had a chance to read The Amish Quiltmaker's Unexpected Baby. Esther Kiem is one of my favorite heroines, quirky, loyal, and delightful. Now that's she's had her happily ever after, she starts looking around for someone who needs her help. Her incorrigible brother-in-law is her next victim. The Amish Quiltmaker's Unruly In-law comes out June 29! You can find it on Amazon or Barnes...
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Top Five Amish Research Adventures

(This blog was originally published in Fresh Fiction on November 10, 2020) After the huge success of Amish Christmas Miracles, Jennifer Spredemann, Rachel J. Good, and I decided we wanted to do another collection. More Amish Christmas Miracles, ten heartwarming Christmas stories from ten of your favorite Amish fiction authors, comes out November 9! You are going to love it. You can preorder it...
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Charity Seeketh Not Her Own

This year, I am exploring the different aspects of charity as mentioned in 1 Corinthians 13. I would love to know any experiences or insights you have as we go throughout the year. This month, we are studying "Charity seeketh not her own." (As a side note, I like that charity is referred to with the feminine pronoun.) I've already been thinking a lot about this, trying to find deep and layered...
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