Complete Trust

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress:
my God; in him will I trust.
Psalms 91:2

The Amish are some of the most trusting people I know. They trust their horses to pull their buggies. They trust their older children to care for the younger ones. They trust God to provide for all of their needs.
When my husband and I visited an Amish schoolhouse for the first time, even though the teachers had never met us, they trusted us to come in peace. In fact, we were welcomed into their classroom.
God wants us to trust Him in all things. He is our fortress, our shelter in the time of storm. Are you able to lay your worries and cares aside and trust that the Lord will see you through anything life throws at you? In Numbers 6:25 we are told that the Lord makes His face shine upon us. Knowing that God is always with us, and that His face is actually shining on us, should give a sense of security and trust, even in the most frightening circumstances. A calm mind and a confident heart are available to every believer. Ask God to teach you to trust Him more and help you to relax in Him.

Heavenly Father:
When my world seems to be crashing in,
I feel frightened and insecure.
Give me a gentle reminder that
I need to put my trust in You,
and not focus on my circumstances.
Give me a calm mind and confident heart.
Teach me to trust you more. Amen.


  1. Mary Roelke says

    Am so thankful that my family & friends are all healthy & haven’t gotten this nasty virus. I hope this will be over soon & we can all get back to some kind of “normal”.

  2. Yvonne M Korstange says

    Thank you for all your writing. Staying home reading books during this virus. Stay safe.

  3. Thank you for your words of inspiration. I am so thankful that through my Lord I have the faith to remian positive during this difficult time.

  4. Janna Much says

    I am a mother of 3 boys 21, 20,15.. my oldest was born 3 1/2 months early, has had a struggling time through out his life . He has mild cognitive disabilities.. which can be challenging at times.
    My other 2 boys are awesome in helping to deal with his disability, being patient and understanding with him and myself..
    I Thank the Good Lord everyday for my 3 sons, and the challenges he gives me everyday to make me a stronger than ever Mom.

    • Rochelle Peffer says

      I’m thankful for my youngest daughter she has helped in so many ways since I found out a few months ago that I have diabetes and she will even go to all dollar tree stores just to get me craft stuff lol she won’t let me out of house unles me and my husband are just going for a ride to take pictures I have a son and another daughter and 13 beautiful grandchildren I thank God for keeping them all safe from this pandemic

  5. Sarah Stiffler says

    Amen! Trusting the Lord is key! My son recently turned 9 months old, and I have to trust that God has him in the palm of His hand. It’s scary knowing I can’t control everything, but how wonderfully peaceful to know our Savior loves us so!

  6. Evelyn Foster says

    I am so thankful that I have a home, a place where I can be safe. Most of all, I am glad I know the Savior who has given me Faith over Fear !! We serve a mighty God, INDEED !!

    • Betty Ramage says

      Our Heavenly Father truly is our strength, our shield and our protector.
      I am very thankful for my family.
      I am abundantly blessed!

  7. I praise God for trusting me enough to give me two fine sons to raise. I thank Him for seeing us through every situation we encounter!

  8. Danielle Mulkey says

    As a healthcare worker, those words are so comforting. Thank you for sharing your heart and for reminding us that God has us in His hands. Blessings to you and your family! Stay safe in His loving arms!

  9. Lauren Jones says

    Thank you for this journal entry. At times, it seems difficult to trust. However, it is vital to a victorious and content life that is free from fear and doubt.

  10. As I have gotten older and closer to returning home to my lord and savior I find I am much less anxious and scared of things and much more content to spend alone time with my books and plants. Watching my plants sprout from seeds I see Gods goodness and caring for me. I have to water and protect the baby plants just like God watches over and protects me. I am quit content now and fear nothing,for though are with me.

  11. Susan Duke says

    I’m thankful that God saved me & for his Mercy & Grace everyday .
    Also very thankful for family & friends & health .
    So thankful for all the healthcare workers have done & continued blessings during this trying time .

  12. This is a good reminder for all of us during this difficult time. Trust in God is a great stress-reliever!

  13. Bethany Deecken says

    I do struggle with some anxiety and need to trust on our Lord more.i have been doing calming bible copyong and will seek out more verses on trust. God is good all the time. God Bless

  14. Evelyn Acker says

    The Lord has been my rock. I have a very ill husband I am caring for at home. This Covid -19 has been a real concern, if it were brought into our home it would probably be the end. Our children are getting our groceries and medications. I just remember that God is in charge. Gods grace and blessings to all.

  15. Leslie Martin says

    Praying for everyone to stay safe and well. Proud of those who are doing so much to support others. Grateful for everything I have and all He has given me.

  16. Rebecca Kojm says

    Perfect words for a troubling time! I’m so glad to have the Amish as examples. I live in Virginia outside of Washington, DC. Whenever it rains in Saint Mary’s County and nowhere else, I think “ah, the Amish must be praying for rain!” I love their simple faith and simple trust.

  17. Sheri G. says

    I am thankful for each day. Even though we are now in uncertain times, we can hold to the belief that God is in charge. We must all share our heart with those we know and love through our words and actions daily. Blessings to everyone and let us all continue to lift our prayers collectively for a safe ending to this current health crisis.

  18. Beth Frantz says

    Thank you for all your faithful journal entries, during these times of uncertainty, it is very difficult to remain focused and to put it all in HIS hands.

  19. Katie Schwartz says

    Sometimes I think that trusting in God is all that we have left! It gets hard in times like these to cope and turning to God helps us move along through the day.

  20. I pray for god to show me the way everyday . I am very thankful for what he has and contiues to do for me and my family .

  21. Janet Hiles says

    I am walking proof of God’s love and my trust in him. Back in 1976 I had a bad automobile accident and was in the ICU for 3 days and then transferred to a normal room for 3 days and the doctors told my parents that I would be in the hospital for 6 weeks and back to the county hospital after that for another 6 weeks. I was 19 at that time and was praying to God one night while our youth group was praying for me in my home church. I asked God to touch me and heal me. As I looked toward the ceiling of the room a white glowing hand came down and I reached up and grabbed it. I Walked out of that hospital two days later.
    Trusting in him all these years afterwards have been a blessing. I continue to trust him always to kero me safe and secure in his love.

  22. Brenda Dabravalskas says

    This is so true .I had a chance to visit the Amish country and loved it. We had a meal and actually got to visit a Amish home and we also seen the children playing outside at the school . I had a blast lived it ,we also went to a Amish store and bought baked goods and many other things . I am looking forward to visiting again . I love reading Amish books.

  23. Ruthann Dulaney says

    In a way, this Covid-19 is a Blessing. I feel closer to my family and closer to God. By staying home and not out with all the things I have to do on my mind, I have time to think of the things that are most important. God, family, church online and keeping in touch with friends with phone calls.

  24. Thanks for all you do!!!

  25. Jackie Cockrell says

    Happy Mother’s Day, Wanda! Thank you for your tribute to mothers. During this COVID-19 pandemic, we need to put all of our trust in God. He is still in control. I really do enjoy your newsletters, Wanda. Thank you.

  26. Cheryl L says

    Thank you for your wonderful words. Books can take us away from our troubling times we are dealing with. Many blessings!

  27. I’ve really been trusting God through this Covid-19 virus thing. Whenever I listen to other people or read on FB about how horrible it is and I start to fear, I remind myself that FEAR is a LIAR. Common sense and my God will protect me. I have honestly not been afraid during any of this. He will protect us in EVERY situation.

  28. Cheryl Shanor says

    I am thankful that my family and kids and grandkids have not gotten the virus. I have followed the guidelines and been staying home. However, I am ready to get on with living again. I miss going to church, listening online just isn’t the same. I have been able to get some things completed during this quarantine time like my crosstitch work. I am healthy except for allergies.

  29. Tammy Clark says

    Mrs Wanda, reading your books has a calming affect on me. I started out listening to your books on audio. My grandmother was blind and she would listen to your audio books daily. As she got sick I started staying with her and we would listen together. Now that she isn’t with us anymore I read your books often. Even though she wasn’t my mother, the bond between a grandmother and her first Granddaughter is strong. Thank you for the enjoyment your books brought to my Grandmother. Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day God Bless,Tammy Clark

  30. Emily Thalman says

    I’m thankful to be able to be with family during our stay at home order!

  31. Connie McGinnis says

    I watched a robin today sitting on top of a small tree in my yard. No doubt there is a nest inside. I am reminded that the Lord’s watch over us is even greater than that mother bird. Trust in the Lord always.

  32. Paula Brown says

    I am so thankful for your heart, you follow the Lord and you write with conviction. You bring us to know a Godly group of people such as the Amish in ways some of us would never be able to understand. I have one child that I cherish with all my heart and I also have a grandson that is my world, I am thankful to God. In many ways you have brought me to a place with God many times. I am thankful that I can look back and know that I had a goodly heritage. Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom in Heaven, and Happy Mother’s Day to you!!

  33. Rachael Riley says

    Trust in God has been my motto for the past several years. I’m learning to let go and let God.

  34. Patti Allen says

    Amen. We must put our trust in God. Isaiah 43.2 When you pass through troubled waters I will be with you.

  35. Linda Critcher says

    I don’t know what we’d do without the Lord. He’s our sustaining grace for every trial and gives us blessings also. We’re separated even more from our mentally handicapped daughter at the time due to restrictions on the home, but with technology, we can talk via phone and use zoom video to keep in touch.
    I’ll be glad when it’s all over and we can meet at church on regular basis. Right now we’re having morning services since we have less than 10, but it will be great when we don’t have to be so concerned. Don’t like these regulations on churches.
    God bless and thanks for blessing us through your books.

  36. I too, struggle with anxiety, but I look back over all the protection and guidance and care God has provided to me, personally, during stressful situations, and I start to relax. The enemy comes in and tries to get me anxious again, but I keep trying to fight back with Jesus as my Lord and Saviour.
    Romans 10:8-13

  37. Mary Deweese says

    Thank you so much for sharing this journal! It was very touching! When going through some very tough things in my life, knowing that God was there with me is the only thing that got me through! Many blessings to you and your family!!

  38. Linda K Robinson says

    I read Psalms 91 every night, it gives me comfort knowing everything that is going on now.

  39. Roberta says

    I am so Thankful that all my family and friends are OK. I love the Bible verse Philp 4:13

  40. Christine Fields says

    This is what we need to be reminded of, especially now when life has gotten so uncertain. And fear seems to run rampant. Knowing and remembering that God is still in control, is something we need to remind ourselves off everyday. This is what keeps me going, especially now. Thank you for the reminder.

  41. It is very hard for me to lay my worries aside. As a mom of three daughters (17, 8, and 21 months) every day seems full of many things to worry over. I do need to learn to let go of those more.

    • Karen Sheeley says

      I am so thankful for my many blessings especially during these troubling times. God is good, all the time!!

      • Karen Taylor says

        All the time, God is Good! It is hard to lay aside all worries. I know that well. We need to trust that God has it under control. He will lead us and be with our children. I am in the next phase of parenting, three young adult sons (20, 23, and 25). I had to give my sons to God, and trust that He will take care of them, while I can’t. It’s not always easy, but I know His watchcare is over them every day. Prayers that you can find some peace.

  42. Sherrie Gil says

    I am so thankful that the Lord walks with me daily. Difficult time with caregiving for two helpless people. One is disabled and the other had a stroke and is trying to care for the disabled one. This pandemic makes it so difficult since I am at home 24/7. But just going for a walk and talking to the Lord is all I need to make it another moment of this day. Praise the Lord.

  43. Samantha Olson says

    Thank you for sharing this journal entry! My family and I read Psalms 91 every night and it reminds us that God is watching over us and our family and friends that are in other states. Jeremiah 29:11 is another verse that I find peace and comfort in during these stressful times.

  44. God bless everyone this day ❤️

  45. Stephanie S. says

    I needed to hear this today. My elderly father has been in the hospital for over a week now and we have not been able to see him and I’m having to trust his care and health to others and trust in the Lord for his healing.

  46. Teresa Maddox says

    At times I struggle with giving it all to God. I suffered a stroke in 2016. I now realize that without trusting in God with all my health and life struggles, I may not be here today. I do deal with anxiety but trusting in our Heavenly Father has helped me so much that I can actually focus on the positive things in life. I have a new Granddaughter and know that I am blessed to even be on this earth to see her. I realize that every day is a new and better day if I put yesterday’s problems at God’s feet.

  47. Crystal says

    So thankful that God is with us through this time of unknown. He knows. He cares. He gives us peace while others live in fear.

  48. Rayetta K Tate says

    I always enjoy reading your journal entries! You are such an encouragement to me! I look forward to each day being able to set down with one of your books and just getting lost in the story it’s a nice break from all the crazy things going on in the world today. I still believe in the mist of all of this God is still in control and loves his people.

  49. stacy morris says

    in my bible study we are learning Psalms 91 and i have learned through everything he is there surrounding us . i watched a moving on netflix called The Reliant and this movie goes with this scripture the kids in this movie was surrounded by God and he kept them safe theough the whole movie . this is how i feel everyday in my life everytime i feel me and my husband is in a dark place or are worried God steps in and takes care of us. im so thankful and blessed .God bless

  50. Janie fatet says

    I trust god he got me thru a accident I had. I died a couple times on the doctors, but god brought me back to life. I jab my leg broke in 5 places with bones sticking out of myleg. My arm was broke in 3 places. God is the reason I am alive. I was in the trauma unit for 12 days and rehab 3 weeks. But I’m fine now I cann walk and my arm good. I should of died but god wasn’t ready for me. I praise him for that.

  51. Vicki Ryan says

    My mom and I really enjoy reading your books. You are a wonderful writer and your information is accurate. The way you tell the stories is beautiful and makes you want to keep reading. Pray that you and your family are well. God Bless

  52. I am thankful to my loving husband. I am thankful for my wonderful son and daughter-in-law and my new grandchild. Being a first time Nonna is wonderful.

  53. I’m thankful that God saved me & for his Mercy & Grace everyday.
    So thankful for family & friends & blessings that I don’t deserve .
    Thank you to all the healthcare workers during these trying times.

  54. I’m thankful for God saving me & his Mercy & Grace & blessings everyday

  55. I am thankful to be alive. My second husband poisoned me. My mom came down to visit me and noticed changes in me and made me see my doctor. The doctor found drugs that were not mine in my system. If this would have continued I would have died. I had a rough road back to good health. I woke up every morning thanking God that I was alive and able to raise my children another day. I still thank God every day for being alive the poison has made me take certain drugs every day to stay healthy. I have raised my boys they are 34 and 24. My 34 has given me 4 wonderful grandchildren.

  56. Linda reisher says

    My mom is 96 and in a nursing home. Reading your books keeps her mind sharp. She looks forward to each new one.!

  57. Terry Lee Ravish says

    Your journal says it all. With whats going today in our nation and the world we need to reflect on God’s word and put our complete trust in Him daily and lean on Him to get us through these trying times.
    Thank you Wanda Brunstetter for not only all your beautiful Amish fiction stories but also your faith in God.

  58. Thanks for posting the prayer!

  59. Donna Greenrose says

    Thank you for the prayer. I love your books. When I read one I always feel closer to the Lord.

  60. Joan Kurth says

    God is so good and anyone who trusts Him has peace of mind. He will help us through this virus situation if we just call on Him.
    You are one of the first Amish authors that I read when I started reading Amish fiction. I think I probaby have read nearly all of your books. I would love to win one! The newest ones I haven’t read yet. Happy Mother’s Day!

  61. Sharon Bosser says

    In these very troubling times, we trust in the Lord that “This Too Shall Pass”.
    I love your books! I am 75 and love to read still.

  62. Barbara O'Brien says

    Happy Mother’s Day Wanda. Thanks for the beautiful letter.We really have to put our faith in God at this time even more than ever. If we trust in God we will all get thru this.

  63. Loretta Shumpert says

    Happy Mothers Day everyone.

    This will be a quiet one as no church or gathering anywhere but that’s okay.
    Times will improve, in the not too distant future. Hopefully, I am being
    joyful in all circumstances.

  64. Roxanne C. says

    I believe that I trust the Lord after all I have been through in my life, but there are times when I struggle with the strength of my faith. But to Whom else would I cling? I love Numbers 6:24-26.

  65. Linda White says

    I am thankful for my Jesus. I am thankful for my family and friends. I will be so glad when this virus is over and everyone that is a survior of this virus, I pray for the families who lost love one. I am thank ful for You and the Books You write, I love reading them. It gives me a better understanding of the Amish .

  66. Trusting the Lord in all things. Mother’s Day with Mom in Heaven, and the “social distancing’ keeping us from gathering in church for worship means placing even more trust in the Lord that everything will be OK. THANK YOU for the faith you share through your wonderful writings. You touch a special place in my heart! <3

  67. Thank you for posting!

  68. Ruth Nietz says

    Learning to Trust the Lord completely is a life long journey. Right now I am trusting Him to make me aware of how I can encourage those who are isolated in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Homes, people who live alone and are advanced in years especially. There are so many “little,” things that can be done. It is as easy as picking up the phone, writing a simple note, dropping off a few home baked cookies, and the list goes on! Thankful we can trust that He is over all during this COVID-19 pandemic.

  69. Rhonda Ehrhardt says

    I so love reading your books I know God will get us through this virus and troubling times Happy Mother Day to all

  70. Julie Schmitz Swick says

    Thank you so much 😊 for this gentle reminder 💕

  71. So true in these uncertain days of quarantine that we face, we need to Trust God completely through it all.

  72. Janet South says

    I love reading your books . I have learned about forgiveness and importance of having faith I. The Lord. Thank you for the wonderful Amish reading

  73. Beverly Clites says

    Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus is the song that comes to mind after reading your devotional thoughts today. I’m so glad He is my Lord and for your reminder that even in these difficult times we can trust Him with everything.

  74. Carla wood says

    I love reading your books. They have taught me how to be a better person and how to forgive even when it is so hard. Thank you so much for all of your writing and books.

  75. Deborah Dumm says

    I am thankful that we have a loving God who answers all our prayers. Even if the answers aren’t what we want at the time.

  76. KaraAnn Akers says

    Thank you for sharing that we need to trust God with all our aspects in life. It has helped my realize that God is in control of my life forever.

  77. KaraAnn Akers says

    Thank you for sharing that we need to trust God with all our life’s. It helps me remember that God loves us and cares for me and will help shape my life to follow him.

  78. Debbie Benzi says

    Yes, I trust the Lord with everything life throws at me. When I begin to be nervous about something, I step back and pray about it, specifically telling the Lord that I am releasing the problem to him. He has always taken care of it, for the good!`

  79. I am a worrier by nature. That being said I trust in the Lord. I know I worry but I know the power of prayer. I am happy that when I become overwhelmed from worrying, I can pray and a certain peace comes over me. God is good and he does answer our prayers.

    I love reading your books and I pray you have a happy Mother’s Day.

  80. Beverly Risinger says

    I am grateful to have God in my life. Over the last year, I have had to overcome struggles beyond what any normal person would have too;
    I took some prescribed medication that gave me a severe reaction to the point I was in a coma for four days and when I woke up I lost my memory of everything, even who I was, a year later and numerous hospital trips of seizures and mini strokes; I still am fighting to get my memory back, but because of God and the faith I have in him I have not gone crazy through this whole deal.
    I continue to move on because of the love of my saviour.

  81. Jo E Smith says

    Love reading books about the Amish.

  82. SARAH TAYLOR says

    Thank You Jesus In these trying times and Thank You Wanda for this wonderful post I trust The Lord in these trying times I am so Thankful For all My Family and Friends Near and Far! I Love reading your books God Bless You and Your Family !

  83. Lynn Vinegar says

    I definitely try to trust God with everything that I do. Unfortunately being human I often fail and take matters into my own hands. I pray that God gives me the strength to cast my worries upon him.

  84. Rose Geer says

    My daughter was 5 when her brother was born.. she loved him and took care of him. when they were older he would go to his sister for advise and he would listen when she told him to do something.. when she was 20 and he was 15 he was in an accidental drowning.. and it tore her world apart.. my world also but she felt like she lost her own child they were that close… that was 19 years ago.. god heals our deepest wounds..

  85. Yvonne Karr says

    As a widow my life can be very lonely. Reading your books gives me something to look forward to each day. So thankful for salvation and the Word of God. May the Lord richly bless you.

  86. Marilyn says

    I trust in the Lord. He knows me and my thoughts better than any one else.

  87. I do trust in the Lord. he helps me in my every day life.

  88. Sheila Hill says

    Since the Covid -19 virus, I have been able to read several books. I praise God I have able to use my new sewing machine to sew masks and make clothes for my grandchildren. God has been so good during these trying times!

  89. I always trust in the Lord. He is my Savior and helps me get through any thing in my life.

  90. Audrey Pratt says

    Trusting in the Lord has always been my solace in times of trouble or doubt and always will be as long as I am on this earth.

  91. Arleen Curry says

    I’m trusting God that my nurse daughter and I will be protected in these troubled times. Your books are a blessing to so many. I sometimes try other book genres, but always go back to Christian novels and you are one of my very favorite authors. Thank you.

  92. Georgiana Wentz says

    Loved that.. I struggle with anxiety and I am learning to trust THE LORD more than my circumstances.. a verse that HE has put on my heart is Proverbs 3:5-6.., I tend to depend upon my own understanding more than I should. I love that I can live for Someone bigger than myself, that I have a purpose .. I also struggle with some autism and THE LORD is teaching me through that to see others as more important than myself. I am slowly but surely getting there.

    • Thank you Dear Wanda for your healing thoughts about how to use the teachings of Pslams 91:2 in our lives.
      I can feel self-pity first when reacting to a situation, but I have learnt to Trust in My God. I certainly learnt how to Surrender to his care when I had biopsies for a lump in my neck. I Surrendered the outcome of the subsequent surgery and frozen section…all clear…Thanks to God’s care and Love for me and my family.
      I am Grateful, and Thank you for everyone’s wisdom, and ‘Happy Mother’s day 💕

  93. Kimberly Check Kiesey says

    I am so grateful to my family and my church friends! I can ask for prayers on FB and know I will receive prayers from so many! I feel very blessed! I love your Amish novels and really love this cooking class – shows how love and gentleness has its rewards! Blessings Wanda!

    Kim Check Kiesey!!❤️

  94. June Furtick says

    As I read this journal entry, I thought of the situation our world is going through with this covid-19 virus. I, too have been thought to have had the virus, later to be given a negative test result. Praise the Lord. My 83 year mother suffers from ALS, COPD and Alzheimer’s and I’ve been living with her since June 19th, 2019. This date was significant to me because it was my 42nd wedding anniversary. My husband didn’t whine or point as he sent me off with a beautifully engraved heart shaped jewelry box with a necklace for our anniversary knowing that this too shall pass. God is so good. He is our strength in the storms of life. As I watch my mother lose her strength to breathe, swallow and to speaker, she never fails to lift her hands to praise our Lord. I’m so thankful that when she draws her last breath that I have no doubts where she will take her next breath. She and I both enjoy you books so much. We’ve miss holding a library book but we use our iPads to continue to read your books. Keep on writing and we’ll keep on reading. Praising God for Christian inspirational writers like you💞

  95. Jeanne Hoffer says

    Loved your journal! I agree that the Amish are very trusting, I enjoy visiting them. I also agree God is with us at all times. I pray to God for the health of my family. I worship him at church in Sunday’s. I know he is always with me. I pray to him for many things. Sometimes I just talk to him and I feel he is listening. He helps with my many burdens. Glory be to God!



  97. Melinda M says

    Psalms 91 is one of my favorite psalms. thank you for your post. I enjoy your books and so does my Mom.

  98. Deborah Davis says

    Thank you for the reminder of his grace and mercy. I am very head strong and the to take charge and forget sometimes someone else is actually in charge. Hope everyone including you Wanda are staying safe!!

  99. Hollis Shoultz says

    It amazes me that many people say there is no God but he is showing all of us that he is the most powerful being and we must have faith in him and to not be afraid for he will lead us through these trying times. I know my faith has been strengthend because I know he is walkng beside me to protect me.

  100. Heidi Story says

    Life became easier when I learned to trust the Lord and lean into His teachings. The chaos of the world just seemed less personal. I can understand the peace Amish people feel creating their lives totally God centered. Thank you for sharing!

  101. Glenda Gentry says

    Have been reading your books for many years.
    I am quarantined now due to my age and health issues.

  102. Jean Goeking says

    Great encouragement to ask God for a confident heart and to relax in Him!

  103. LaDonna Fager says

    So thankful that I can trust in God. He has been faithful to me through the years. Without Him in my life I don’t know where I would be today and really don’t want to know. Thank you for reminding us of the trustworthiness of God.

  104. Helene mcgee says

    I enjoy reading your journal! I’m thankful to god for all my family and friends health. Hopefully this virus will be over soon and we can get back to our new normal.

  105. Katie Haselhorst says

    Great journal entry! We all have struggles whether they are big or small. When struggling I have anxiety and worry about everything. Calming the mind and putting your trust in the Lord, even though you know it is the right thing to do, can be a struggle in itself. Thank you for the reminder to trust more and give up worries to him.

  106. Margaret Stone says

    I truly believe God walks beside us. I could ever.navigate life in this crazy world with out my faith!
    Margaret Stone

  107. Kathryn Vlassopoulos says

    I thank God everyday for waking up. At this time with the Covid -19. God bless all the people in the medical profession

  108. Martha Shenk says

    I fought breast cancer in 2014 and I can truly say that without Jesus Christ I would not have made it. I had to ttust him daily both for physical strength and mental strength.. God is so good.

  109. Mildred butler says

    One important thing that has come about because of the virus is that families have begun to be a family again. It is music to my ears when I walk in the subdivision and hear the joy in the children voices as they are outside playing in the yard with the rest of the family. I pray that we will not go back to a ‘normal’ life.

  110. Patricia Morgan says

    I am a mother of a senior who is struggling to come to terms with the fact that she will not be walking across the stage and be handed her diploma. She hasn’t been able to experience all those things that seniors do in their last year. I don’t know what to say to help her feel better. I hate to see the tears in her eyes each day.

  111. Rose Ward says

    I trust God all the time

  112. I thank God every morning for granting me another day. I pray for his guidance throughout the day. As I read your books and the passages you share it helps me to feel closer to God. Thank you for your words..

  113. Joan Serfass says

    I thank the LORD every day for another day. I thank him for each day he leads me through. I thank him for the trials he gives me. I know without Him I am nothing . Each day could be a struggle,but I put it in GOD’s hands and know that he will lead me through. Recently found out my Great Grandson has crowns disease and has to have Infusions every 2 weeks. He is only 8 and has many health issues. Thank you for all the Great reminders you give us. May GOD continue to BLESS you and your family.

  114. I trust God in all things as He is the only answer.

  115. Susan Bowersock says

    I love your calming posts in your journal. Thank you!

  116. kathy haselman says

    Thank you for taking our minds to wonerderful places in these virus times….Kathy

  117. Karen Taylor says

    Thank you, Wanda, for the reminder to trust in the Lord for calming and peace, especially in the times we are living in right now. I am thankful that my family has been healthy so far. With the Lord’s help, I have been helping my preschool students weather this time by having daily Skype activities. I thank God for the technology we have, so I may still teach daily, and help my young ones through their long days at home.

  118. Teri Paisley says

    Dear Wanda,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful writing. I thank the Lord everyday for my beautiful family. I have a special needs daughter whom will be 40 this year but is like a 2 year old, she does not speak and is in diapers. She has Angelsmans Syndrome. She is so happy and brings so much joy into our lives. I read your books all the time. It brings me such peace and happiness. Thank you again. Please keep writing. And also please keep safe through all this pandamic.

  119. Vivian Furbay says

    During this tough time of staying at home and not being able to visit in person with family and friends, i thank God for being able to keep in touch by phone and Facebook. God has blessed us by providing for our needs! My husband is facing the possibility of having lung cancer as we are waiting them to schedule a biopsy. God will see us through this also!

  120. Debra Patton says

    ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus!

  121. Kimberly Furgerson says

    I’m thankful that I have a job where I can work from home and I don’t have to get out much. But otherwise I just have to pray, meditate, and trust God will take care of me and my family.

  122. Bobbie Beldon says

    This has been some trying times for our country.
    I would like to pray for our country and our leaders.
    They are doing a great job at keeping us safe and I know that the weight of the world is on their shoulders. I would like to pray that God takes that weight and cures the virus. We know that he is the only way to get our country back to a new normal and that everybody can take this time to grow stronger in their faith and family.

  123. Holly Eckstein says

    Good Morning, Thank you for your kind words, Yes I have put this all in God’s hands, my faith is very strong, that can help me get through anything.
    Happy Mothers Day.
    God Bless You

  124. Debbie Neumann says

    Thank you for writing the books that you do. I’ve enjoyed reading them over the years and especially now. We all need to put our trust in God and try not to worry about tomorrow. He’ll see us through these difficult days.

  125. Penny Smullen says

    Good Afternoon,
    So many comments that are uplifting and wonderful praise to our Heavenly Father. As many have stated before me, I am thankful for this time to spend with my husband and son that is still at home but talk often with the other adult children whom have my lovely grandchildren. I love your books very much. May God keep assisting all of us in getting through this difficult and challenging time. Instead of picking at each other, I hope people continue to pull together and help each other. I pray for those that have had loved ones pass or loved ones in the hospital. It is hard to have each situation occur when there is no way to be with the loved one or offer condolences in person to those that have left us.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  126. Amy Wahl says

    Thank you so much! I enjoy your newsletters and books! God bless, Amy

  127. Paulette says

    Happy Mother’s Day to all! Stay safe when you’re out and about.
    God Bless us all!

  128. Darlene Carroll says

    I think that we tend to forget to put our trust in the lord, this is a good reminder for me.

  129. Jeanne McCarthy says

    So glad to see your inspriational writing and books, and esp in this pandemic time. Thanks for the reminder of hope. A Happy Mother’s Day to you, Wanda, and all mothers. I’m grateful I still have mine but still do miss my grandmother.

  130. Michelle Burch says

    I really enjoy reading your books. Thank you for your words of comfort. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  131. Patti Bond says

    Thank you Wanda for the beautiful prayer and your inspiring journal entry about putting tour trust in the Lord during good times and bad. That is one of my favorite verses Hoping all is well with you and your family Blessings to all

  132. Teri Dilts says

    Thank you, Wanda. You have a gift from God to write. I have given your books to a number of people and they have fallen in love with reading through them. Thank you.

  133. Shelly Sears says

    I am reading more these days as well. Besides reading, I have been working on face masks for the community with a group of other volunteers. Took a break for a week to make a baby quilt for a little girl that is to be delivered TODAY! I better get that binding done! I love Wanda’s books, would love to read the jar series. God Bless you all and stay safe.

  134. Donna Greenrose says

    Thank you so much for your journal entry and lovely prayer. It is especially meaningful to me as my daughter is going thru a very difficult time. I love you amish books; they are so encouraging.

  135. Ariane J. Crabtree says

    Thank you for your journal entry and beautiful prayer.
    With everything that is going on in the world now, it
    is hard to be calm. I will pray to God for strength . I
    love Amish books and the people. Keep on writing
    and I will keep on reading. God bless. Love xx

  136. Sarah M. Arnold says

    Hi Wanda, I am trying to trust in God. I am a high school teacher and I worry about my students. I am worrying about my automobile and the problems that it is having. Money, Money, Money. I am thankful for time to spend with my own children now and my family is healthy.

  137. Kris Ross says

    Good Morning Wanda TGIF….Its me again your friendly fan that emails you alot….I am waiting for your newest cookbook to come out…I preordered from and just waiting till mid June, I think, to get….I also had ordered and its in line to be read….Front Porch stories…..I think there is a bookstore in Ohio Amish Country….I always wanted to go…but sometimes you run out of time…do you go there? having book signings….? Will be great to go anywhere soon, espically to see our boys and 2 grands in So Fla …our trip was postponed cuz of….well you know! Love your books, as I always say…my first Amish books were your trio of Ohio sisters….3 books…if no one read OMG do it…at first I thought WHY 3 books? but at the end of each book I was eager to keep on with the story…family….Take Care, Stay Well ….

  138. Jack zewe says

    Good day, just want to say that I enjoy reading your stories so much. They are not only good stories, but the inspirational bible quotes are fantastic. Your stories leave me with a lot to think about. Thank you for all you do.

  139. Hello Wanda. Your journal entries are interesting, and inspiring. Hoping to read another one of your books soon. If I may say so, I’m hoping you are not going to continue to write mysteries like the Crow’s Call. Your original genre is so well done. I’m happy reading those.

  140. I pray daily that during this time in my country that God doesn’t let me fall into fear after I hear the news. I try my best to turn all my problems over to Him.

  141. Wanda, It is a pleasure to read your emails. In this time of corona virus I have had the opportunities to get caught up on my quilting and instead did some new knitting that I have not done before. I now have two quilt to finish the binding on. I need to take time and read the books that I bought of yours that I have not read. I need this reuniting time of peace these days. I do stay home except for necessities. I can hardly wait to see the salons open. I have not had my hair this long since I was a child. I always said I cold live without seeing anyone and after two days I found out I cannot do without friends. Watch what you say……

  142. Andrea Menendez-Harris says

    A message for Vivian, I pray your husband’s biopsy goes well..Trust in tbe Lord.
    God Bless, Andrea🙏

  143. Tracy Winters says

    I love your books and the simple life the Amish lead – we could certainly learn a lot from them.

    In my own personal life, I pray for my daughter who is now a single parent and has an 18 month old and a 6 month to care for. My grandson, the older of the two, he is a real firecracker and takes a long of energy to care for. Bella is just so delightful and content to just watch the world go by – happiest baby I’ve ever seen! So many Blessings to be thankful for.

    Thanks for your prayers and your books – I enjoy each of the stories you have to tell.

  144. Carol l. says

    Wanda, I have been reading your books while waiting for this virus to subside. Are you going to write more books along the storyline of the Sisters of Holmes County? I loved this series and look forward to more. Reading this series, along with your other titles, has helped me remain calm during this time of confinement. . Thank you for your books and for the peace I have received that God is always there in the midst of difficult times.

    • My newest Amish Greenhouse Mystery series, has a similar element to The Sisters of Holmes County.

  145. mona horton says

    So thankful for our Heavenly Father that loves us and we can trust him always. I have been reading your books for many years. They are a blessing

  146. I enjoy your books so very much. I love Amish country. We stay at a place that is on an Amish farm and love the family so much. We enjoy going there whenever we can. Love your newsletters too.

  147. Judy L Turner says

    I am very Thankful to God for bringing you and your books into my life. They have been an inspiration in my day to day living and I’m happy I’ve got to meet you and see your show..I have the Good Lord to thank for my life and mg future! I’ve learned a lot from your books they are amazing! Keep them coming😘

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