My name is Lori Hershberger.

I am a seeker. I know that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and I will continue to seek to know Him better till the day I die.

I am a 27 year old INFP and live in Thailand, far from the place I call home. I come from a conservative Anabaptist culture and I am learning to love deeply the land and the people where I am living right now, but I also ache at times with that strange ripping, tearing feeling inside of me that comes from having my own culture stripped away and my own people far away.

Writing is an outlet for me, a way of releasing pent-up emotions, of processing and remembering events, or giving voice to those happenings that simply have to be retold. I love to write and long to wield my pen more effectively and with greater skill. The meager offerings on this blog are simple, and do not claim to be anything great or amazing. Over and over when I read “real” poetry, or some story or essay written with deft skill, I grow jealous and long to think and express in such a way. Perhaps in time it will come.

I enjoy reading and writing, horseback riding, milking cows, chocolate chip cookies and a tall glass of raw milk, rainy days and hot lattes and anything coffee, rivers and great blue prairie skies, snow swirling down from a silent winter sky, tasting foreign foods, laughter with friends, black, white and red cows grazing on green pastures,  solitude time, living on the edge, horse and buggy rides, old style German singing, teaching, travelling, exploring the mountain regions of Thailand, and wheat harvest. (not necessarily all in that order).

Poetry is another love of mine, and my first book of poetry was published 4 years ago, entitled, Echoes of Eternity. To order a copy of this book for $6.99, plus $2.50 shipping to anywhere in the States and Canada, please leave a comment below with your email address.

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. We recently started an online Mennonite blog directory (https://themennonitegame.com) which is intentionally simple –just a list to help bloggers and readers connect. Would you be interested in adding your blog to the list? If so, you can fill out this form (http://goo.gl/forms/UnTbNnVaKaUKd4VN2) which asks for an affirmation of the ’63 Mennonite Confession of Faith, a square photo, and a blog description (50 words or less).

    You might also be interested in the facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/mennogame) where anyone can share their blog posts.

    Thanks for considering it! Tabitha

    P.S. I love all the photos you attach to your blog posts.


  2. Thank you for visiting my blog today with a post about Lucinda Miller’s memoir. I do have another reader from Thailand, but I’m pretty sure she does not have an anabaptist heritage! You website is very inviting, Lori.


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