Just a girl….with a sword….a shield….and a strong cup of coffee!

I love Jesus and I am thrilled to be sharing Him with you through this little spot on the web.

I’m the happily-ever-after wife to Sam, a mom-in-training to three and an encourager to women.

I have also written four prayer books, three of which Amazon has labeled as Best Sellers. You can see all of them on Amazon when you CLICK HERE.

That’s about it! What you see is what you get! I see things in black and white, right and wrong.

Oh. Just a side note….It’s true my husband and I were born, raised and married Amish, hence the name ‘Yoder’. We love our heritage, but it does not define us. I write about that occasionally, but haven’t felt led to focus on that element of our lives much.

Mostly, my desire is to love Jesus in my everyday life and bless others through my written offerings.

It’s a pleasure serving our Heavenly Father alongside you. 💗

June 2007

This is Sam & me on our wedding day. We ducked behind a barn and a few trees with a non-Amish friend to get this picture!
Rebels from the start, eh!?! 😅

June 2018

This is our family today.
Jesus has brought us a long way.
And He is teaching us more of Him each day. 💗

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58

You can listen to a Podcast episode from Kaylene here: A Mom’s Prayer Life with Kaylene Yoder

You can read a little of Kaylene’s personal story in this article:

Leaving the Amish Culture

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  1. Katie says:

    I would love to read more about your experiences leaving the amish culture and if you have had any luck rekindling relationships with those who have shunned you.

    • Kaylene Yoder says:

      As time allows & the Lord leads I will be sharing bits and pieces of our story. I have to believe we will be working on rekindling relationships for the rest of our lives. Currently we are able to reach quite a few family members. Mostly parents & siblings, however, it is often strained. There is always hope! We pray proof of Christ in our lives will speak for us in ways words can’t.

  2. Linda says:

    Good morning Kaylene.

    My husband said something to me this morning that stopped me in my tracks. He said that it’s hard for him to be a jerk to me when I’m being so nice to him. What a wake up call!!

    I hope other women realize that their words and actions have a direct link on how they are treated by their husbands. While this is not the csse for all marriages, it is something to think about.

    What my husband said to me this morning comes 1 day after I finally gave into Jesus’ will & plan for me. He is teaching me that not only am I to submit to His will, but I also need to submit to my husband.

    Your blog has given me some great ideas to try. And it is comforting to know that our husbands may not really understand our motivations or recognize the change we are still blessed by God for our work.

    I really like your blog. Nice simple but effective ways to help us be better women, wives, mothers & friends. God bless you for your work. I will be follow your blog for encouragement & maybe some advice.

    Have a blessed day.

    • Kaylene Yoder says:

      I’m so glad you are here, Linda. I pray you will continue to be blessed in this little space. I don’t claim to be anyone special! Just a girl trying to reach other women for the Lord. Blessings!

  3. Naomi says:

    Kaylene I love your blog and your heart for God. It is so inspiring! It shows you are definitely a woman after God’s own heart and I will be praying for you to continue on strong and courageous in your walk with God. Grace upon grace he gives us! God bless you!

  4. Staci Chandler says:

    Kaylene thank you for your transparency in sharing about your struggles in your marriage. I desire for my husband to give his life to Christ and lead and cover his household as God would have him to do. It is on him but he struggles with being vulnerable as it may show him as weak in his mind. Please share words of wisdom for me to be that agent of change for him.

    • Kaylene Yoder says:

      Hello Staci! My best advice is to simply be an example of Jesus to him. Sacrificial love is hard and can feel scary. We are only in charge of changing ourselves. We are also the only ones responsible for our maturity and growth in the Lord. Seek Him first and always. Ultimately He is your Leader and your Cover. There was a time when my prayer was simple. “Lord, You be my husband.” That kept my eyes and heart fixed on the Lord & in an eternal perspective, which opened the gate for me to simply love my husband where he was. This also means that when you see growth in your husband you will give all credit, honor, praise and glory to your Heavenly Father.

      A great thing to pray over your husband is that he would be led to a Christian men whom he can be real with. And also that the Lord would lead your husband to pursue growth. Imagine yourself lifting your husband to the Lord each morning, saying, “he is Yours. Teach Him Your truth, be gentle with him, love him in ways that will make him turn to You.”

      I hope this is encouraging in some way! Each situation is different, but our Heavenly Father remains the same. Seek Him above all else.

  5. Lydia Kwiwa says:

    Hi kaylene , I’m so blessed and I thank God for coming across your web site 8 days ago.
    I was doing a research on fasting that day, when the Holy Spirit led me to your website. , its amazing what God is doing in your life for His glory. He is using you to bless countless women throughout the world ,in which Iam one of them..
    I just completed A wife’s 7 days fasting and praying challenge for my husband..
    Thank you Kaylene for your availability.
    Being confident of this very thing that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ .. Philippines 1:6

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