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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… Read More

Amish Lifestyle, English Life | Part Two

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Yesterday, Elizabeth Byler Younts shared part 1 of Amish Lifestyle, English Life and the first three ways you can emulate the Amish lifestyle without being Amish. Keep reading to find out the two other ways you can incorporate Amish simple living into your everyday life! Reader Question: How can I live the Amish or at least… Read More

Amish Lifestyle, English Life | Part One

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Reader Question: How can I live the Amish or at least close enough to it without actually becoming Amish? I think this is a very valid question and that there are likely many other readers who are interested in this as well. I offered to answer the question and hopefully I can be some encouragement… Read More

It’s a Mud Sale!

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Welcome to Amish PA where it’s prime Mud Sale season! What exactly is a Mud Sale you ask? Mud sales are annual auctions held at or near local fire stations. These occur in the spring and are a major fundraiser for the volunteer fire companies in Amish communities. No, there’s no mud to be bought… Read More

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… Read More

I’ll Take You There: Visit Hardin County, Ohio

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In 1996, we lived near the highest point in Ohio—Campbell Hill, elevation 1535 feet. We bought a Logan County spec home built by Amishman-turned-Mennonite Sam Eicher. Mr. Eicher had a Bobcat excavator; painted on it in dark blue script was “Grandpa’s Toy.” He’d left his Amish ways far behind, but occasionally we’d see Amish buggies… Read More

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