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Lexie learns the true meaning of the Pennsylvania Dutch word demut, which means "to let be" as she changes from a woman who wants to control everything to a woman who depends on God.
|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2011
Availability: In Stock
Series: Women of Lancaster County
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A compelling story about a search for identity and the ability to trust that God securely holds our whole life past, present, and future.
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