404 Amy Lively, Author at Not Quite Amish

Cheese Pies {for sharing!}

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I’m privileged to live a short drive away from Holmes County, Ohio, where tourist flock to visit genuine Amish farms and businesses. There are also many Amish families living near my community in Lancaster, Ohio – not to be confused with Pennsylvania Dutch country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Ohio’s Amish country includes the charming towns of […]

Why I Refused to Love My Neighbor (Plus a Giveaway!)

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When our daughter outgrew her swing set, we sold it to an acquaintance who struggled to find a truck and some buddies to help haul it away. We weren’t home when his plan came together, so we told him to go ahead and get started. They removed the swings and were dismantling the slide when […]

May Day Ideas for Your Neighbors

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Spring is when Amish communities generally share communion together (also in the fall), and they do this outside of their regular church services. After communion, they wash one another’s feet in a sweet gesture of servitude, humility and kindness. For those of us who are not quite Amish, we can take delight during this lovely […]

Having a bad day? Don’t respond badly.

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It was a bad day. In fact, it was a bad week. Each day brought it’s own little unpleasant surprise A car wreck got the week off to a particularly bad start. No one was seriously hurt, thank God, and that’s all that matters—but a .005 second mistake by a distracted driver has perhaps totaled […]

17 Ways to Pray for Your Neighbors

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Prayer won’t change God’s heart toward your neighbors (He’s couldn’t love them any more than He already does!), but it will change you! Try these tips and tools when praying for your neighbors: Pray by name 1. Register at pray4everyhome.com to instantly receive a free, detailed map of your neighborhood with the names and addresses […]

Neighbors by the Numbers

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One of the reasons we hesitate to meet our neighbors is the big unknown. What are they like? Will they like me? Will they be friends or foes? Your neighbors’ homes are about the same size, value and style as yours—but the conversations inside those homes may be very different than the ones happening around […]

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