Today, please welcome to my blog author Suzanne Woods Fisher! Book one, The Letters, in Suzanne’s new series, Inn at Eagle Hill, is about to release on August 1. Suzanne is hosting a scavenger hunt July 23 – August 1, and I’m one of the stops! Keep an eye on Suzanne’s blog for a clue as to that day’s scavenger-hunt stop and visit for a sneak peek at The Letters and the chance to win a copy of the book!
“Hope is like the sun, which as you journey toward it, casts the shadow behind you.” Amish proverb
In the book The Letters, fourteen-year-old Mim Schrock found a Latin phrase she liked, ‘Miracula fieri hic’ (translated to mean: miracles occur here), and painted it on The Inn at Eagle Hill sign in front of her family’s farm. A newspaper reporter caught wind of it and wrote it up in a human interest article. Indeed, there were some unusual coincidences happening at the inn: A woman’s cancer was cured. A marriage was healed. Soon, guests flocked to the inn, hoping to receive a miracle.
You can imagine the stir Mim created in her Stoney Ridge community. The Amish do believe in miracles—but ones that point to God’s sovereignty. Jesus seemed cautious about miracles, knowing they didn’t produce faith. A miracle is not a destination, it merely points the way. Why do you think people long for miracles, for signs and wonders?
What are your thoughts about miracles occurring today? What kind of plumb line do you use to know if a miracle is truly a miracle or just a happy coincidence? Most importantly, what would a miracle do for your faith?
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including “Amish Peace.” She is also the coauthor of a new Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App! http://bit.ly/10Tygyi