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Character Profile for Hannah Yoder

If you’ve been following The Morelville Mysteries series since it started, you’re probably a little familiar with Hannah Yoder, the former Amish young woman who becomes friends with Dana and, through her, with Mel. 267 more words


Hits and Misses

Tonight I decided to share some of the recent Hits and Misses from my blog posts of the last several months. As always some of the posts I write get a lot of visits and some get very few. 327 more words


Yoder Mart

Kerry’s head swiveled around, taking in the stack of boxes filled with wooden mixing bowls, cutlery and jars of spices. She cast her gaze upwards and spotted rolling pins, lanterns, cast iron pans and dozens of pale aprons hanging from the rafters of the warehouse. 119 more words

Short Story

Finding a Politics

The setting in which Jesus lived was dominated by the Roman occupation of the homelands of Israel and Judah. Rome was the latest of the vast empires to control and tax these lands. 1,027 more words

3rd Great Grandparents

I have had a bit of blogger’s block tonight, but finally came up with an idea to share some early family pictures.

This first picture is my 3rd Great Grandmother Sarah Jane Hellyer Cochran. 237 more words

Family History

Judaism and the Theology of Peace, Part I: A Shared Peace Testimony

1.1. The Problem of Quaker Supersessionism 

In a recent edition of the Friends Quarterly, Stuart Masters explored early Quaker attitudes towards Judaism. While making it clear that that first-generation Friends were roundly ‘supercessionist’, he suggests that the universalizing tendencies of early Friends undercut many of the negative social and political consequences of traditional  2,872 more words

Are Christians Disciples?

Jesus gave this commission to the apostles and, through them, to the church:

All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go make all peoples my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and teach them to adhere to everything I have commanded you.

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