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Karen Anna Vogel
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Author of Amish Knitting Circle Series, The Amish Doll, Knit Together, Herbalist Daughter and other works.
Author of Amish Knitting Circle Series, The Amish Doll, Knit Together, Herbalist Daughter and other works.

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Amish Reconciliation Dinners: Finding Unity over Food
A while back, Tim and I bought fifteen acres from an Amish friend in Smicksburg, PA. But there was a problem; we needed to use a road (a right of way or easement) through another Amish family’s property… and they didn’t like this. So much so, that when we w...

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Yes, shared locker rooms is going way to far. Like my daughter says, we're turning into United States of Immorality.

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Road trip Across America seeking more Amish & Native American Connections
After thirty years, I’m still gleaning secrets to a simpler life from Amish friends. My husband and I are taking a road trip across America to learn more. Ever so thankful to have a husband who's partners in Amish hunting. ;) We love our Amish friends in Sm...

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Interruptions. The life God is sending us day by day?
 I just got back from
Lydia’s greenhouse and had to share something. I experienced Gelassenheit (quietly waiting while putting
others first) in action like never before. This is personal, but I’ll share with ‘yinz’ . I cried my eyes out when talking to my A...

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Amish & Choral Singing
“Music is my life,” was my mantra
in high school, so starting college as a music major was a no-brainer. When I
met my voice teacher, I was so embarrassed for him. He was an extreme
stutterer; but when he sang, he was instantly cured. Oh, he was so inspirat...

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I need more Gelassenheit for sure and certain....

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Gelassenheit: Serenity in Quietly Waiting, an Amish Way of Thinking
I treasure this trait among the Amish more than anything. Gelassenheit is putting others first,
the Golden Rule seen in technicolor among the Amish. When speaking in a group,
all eyes are upon you, taking in every word said, and then you may find the
‘Amish...
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