Plain Values

Plain Values
Stories to impact, inspire and call to action.
Created 31 Jan 2021
  • The Gift of Words
    30 Sep 2021 • 12 min read • 2 0
    Imagine for a moment that you are six years old. You long for a pet dog, love french-fries, and like Berenstain Bear books. But you are stuck with a significant problem: you can’t talk. No one knows y...
  • History of the Amish Parochial Schools in Pennsylvania, Part 1
    23 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    “City Lawyer Pops up at Hearing, Offers Amish Surprise Legal Crutch – “13 Fathers Charged With School Law Violations – NOT GUILTY PLEA IS ENTERED”. This was the headline news for the Wednesday edition...
  • God Works In Mysterious Ways
    16 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 7 0
    If you are like me (and I would guess you are), then there are times when you wonder about life. I’m not talking about emergencies or more drawn-out times of desperation. I’m talking about the times y...
  • How the Amish Found Healing After the Nickel Mines Tragedy
    09 Sep 2021 • 12 min read • 3 0
    Happier Days, © Elsie Beiler Two girls walk down White Oak Road, pass by the school’s white board fence, and walk up the gravel drive towards the yellow one-room schoolhouse. They are laughing, swappi...
  • Grief Work
    02 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    There’s a story told about a man to whom God appeared one night, filling his small cabin in the wilderness with glowing light. God gave him a task: he was to push with all his might on a large rock th...
  • Ripples
    26 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Do you like skipping stones across the smooth surface of a pond? I wasn’t very good at it. Let’s say I never found a flat enough stone or never sent it across the water at just the right angle—instead...
  • Who is Stanley Steels?
    19 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    “Talk” by Seafall, from Wikimedia Commons One day in the first year of my wife’s teaching career, one of her students entered her classroom, and excitedly began to share about her afternoon plans. “Mr...
  • The Miracle of Transformation
    12 Aug 2021 • 13 min read • 2 0
    Do you remember the miracle Jesus performed when his friend Lazarus passed away? Jesus had arrived on the scene, several days after the burial, to find Lazarus’ sisters weeping in despair while many o...
  • What Can Amish Values Teach Us?
    05 Aug 2021 • 14 min read • 1 0
    What Can Amish Values Teach Us? Marlin Miller started a magazine unlike anything on newsstands today. Embracing traditional values and faith, it offers a light in modern times. BY THALIA ZHAO July 27,...
  • Forest of Hope
    29 Jul 2021 • 12 min read
    Jesus loves the little children, All the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, All are precious in His sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world. ––––––––––– Tim Troyer has...
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