Perspectives on the Plain

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If you’ve stepped into the Plain world for any length of time, whether by books or your own life experience, and mention it to others, often you’ll get a variety of reactions, especially about the Plain lifestyle and Plain-themed fiction. In my own experience, I’ve seen reactions from passionate lovers of all things Amish who… Read More

Where Church History has Led Me

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I’ve been fascinated by the Amish my entire adult life—a trip to Lancaster County in my twenties and lots of reading fueled my interest—but it wasn’t until five years ago that I started seriously researching the Amish. That led me to research church history, all the way back to the Reformation and the beginnings of… Read More

Where Have All the Amish Gone?

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When I was in third grade, I started the year off in a Cincinnati area elementary school that has since been leveled. The school lives on in my memory, though, because of the amazing music teacher. Two songs he taught us, “The Wells Fargo Wagon” from The Music Man and “Jeannie’s Packing Up” from Brigadoon,… Read More

If I Had Amish Neighbors | Kate Lloyd

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I’m usually cheerful and optimistic, but I took a tumble last week and injured my right shoulder; what used to be my good arm is now an aggravating source of discomfort. Can you tell I’m feeling sorry for myself? My doctor said, “Nothing’s broken or torn, but don’t lift anything heavier than five pounds until the… Read More

Seven Things I learned from Quilting

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Hang around the Amish long enough and you will soon find yourself gardening, cooking and quilting. Okay, maybe that’s just me. Isn’t it true though, that when you read about a group of people, it causes you to pause . . . and consider? A small garden is a lot of fun, especially the harvest…. Read More

Feeling Down? Go Pet A Pony!

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I love animals and fortunately I am surrounded by various creatures. It’s nice to visit places and just look at the animals rather than have the responsibility of a farm. During the summer months it seems as though I am perpetually happy, especially if I am around animals. I am a firm believer that little… Read More

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