Recently, I read a few Amish novels including the Sisters of the Quilt series by Cindy Woodsmall. While reading those stories, I thought about how I could simplify my own life.
In Search of a Simpler Life
We live in a world where we are so consumed with work and activities that we lead lifestyles that make it more and more difficult to teach our children the value of balancing hard work with quality time with family and friends, honesty and integrity of character, and the value of humanity over the value of money and possessions. How I long for a simple life!
The Simple Life Devotional by Wanda Brunstetter
It would be difficult for my family to adopt the Amish lifestyle, but I have come across a devotional which explains that we can live a more peaceful, simpler life without necessarily giving up the benefits of technology.
Wanda E. Brunstetter, author of several Amish novels, has written a devotional which helps busy individuals like me, and probably you, learn to rest in the quietness and peace of our loving God. In Brunstetter’s introduction, she writes, “Quietness and Peacefulness are really a matter of the heart”.
The Simple Life, Devotional Thoughts From Amish Country by Wanda Brunstetter is helpful and thought provoking. [Read more…]