This week on Amish Wisdom Nancy Sleeth will be filling in as guest host. She's invited Lisa Bogart and Angela Corell to join her for a lively discussion about fostering community. Tune in Thursday at 5pm EST to hear how these ladies are using their gifts to build friendships, unity, and kinship both locally and globally.
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More about Nancy Sleeth: Nancy Sleeth is the author of Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life (Tyndale) and Go Green, Save Green (Tyndale), the first-ever practical guide for going green from a faith perspective. Recognized by Newsweek and Christianity Today as one of the “50 Evangelical Women to Watch,” Nancy is the co-founder of Blessed Earth, a Christian environmental nonprofit. Nancy and her husband Matthew have been married for more than three decades and live near their grown children in Lexington, KY. Find out more about www.blessedearth.org and www.nancysleeth.com.
More about Almost Amish: Have you ever stopped to think, Maybe the Amish are on to something? Look around. We tweet while we drive, we talk while we text, and we surf the Internet until we fall asleep. We are essentially plugged in and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Rather than mastering technology, we have allowed technology to master us. We are an exhausted nation. No one has enough time, everyone feels stressed out, and our kids spend more hours staring at a screen each week than they do playing outside.
It’s time to simplify our lives, make faith and family the focal point, and recapture the lost art of simple living. Building on the basic principles of Amish life, Nancy Sleeth shows readers how making conscious choices to limit (and in some cases eliminate) technology’s hold on our lives and getting back to basics can help us lead calmer, more focused, less harried lives that result in stronger, deeper relationships with our families, friends, and God.
More about Lisa Bogart: Lisa Bogart has two published titles: Come On In, Taking the Hassle Out of Hospitality (Beacon Hill 2007) and Knit With Love, Stories To Warm a Knitter’s Heart (Revell 2011). Her writing has also appeared over ten times in The Upper Room Devotional magazine. In 2010 Lisa won the Guideposts Writers workshop. Her articles have been in both Guideposts and Angels on Earth. Lisa is a regular blog contributor to Tricia Goyer’s Not Quite Amish Blog and Margaret McSweeney’s Pearl Girls.
Lisa works three days a week at Piedmont Yarn in Oakland, CA. This makes her uniquely qualified to share her writing with the knit community. She is also very active on Ravelry.com, a knit community for social as well as technical interaction.
Lisa lives in San Rafael, CA with her husband and kitty. Her son is attending Boston University. She’s adjusting to the empty nest and it’s new found freedom. You can find her online at LisaBogart.com.
More about Knit With Love, Stories to Warm a Knitter's Heart: Knitting blesses the knitter in so many ways. It affords quiet time, the satisfaction that comes with a challenge met and a project finished, and a creative passion to share with other knitters. As knitting and the fiber arts enjoy a renaissance in popular culture, more and more women are discovering these personal benefits. But knitting also offers knitters a way to bless those around them with handmade gifts that come straight from the heart.
With inspiring stories, Knit with Love encourages and motivates knitters to see their own potential to bring joy and comfort to themselves and those around them. Whether someone has just picked up knitting needles for the first time or is a lifelong knitter, she will discover new ways to share her beautiful creations with others--and the peace that the rhythm of knitting brings to her own life.
More about Angela Correll: Angela Correll is a seventh generation Kentuckian. She has written over fifty columns for local newspapers about life, family, and farming and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Kentucky in Library Science. She owns a shop on Main Street in Stanford, KY, selling handcrafted goat milk soap and other local products. Angela and her husband Jess are partners in the Bluebird, a farm-to-table restaurant, promoting food produced in a humane, sustainable and natural way. She combines her passion for hospitality and historic preservation by renovating historic homes into guesthouses. She lives on a farm with her husband, Jess, and an assortment of cattle, horses, goats and chickens. This is her first novel. Find out more at www.angelacorrell.com.
More about Grounded: New York City flight attendant Annie Taylor is grounded. Turbulence in the airline industry leads to her job loss---putting a halt to her weekends in Rome and independent city life. Just when she needs him the most, she loses her boyfriend and her apartment. Annie flees the city for the family farm in Kentucky. Her arrival is met by a shotgun-wielding grandmother, a suspicious stranger moving into the old stone house, and her attractive childhood friend Jake about to make the biggest mistake of his life. Struggling against her grandmother’s stubborn ways, Annie disagrees with her on the fate of the family farm but stays on to help her grandmother through a knee surgery by tending the garden and learning how to can the vegetables. Through the summer’s trials, Annie is forced to face her own past mistakes and the consequences. When the phone call comes from New York earlier than expected, Annie must choose between coming to terms with her deep roots or leaving it all behind for a return to the city.Return to the Amish Wisdom Show PageLink to Article