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May Flowers

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The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come. SONG OF SONGS 2:12 In late spring and summer you can find many auctions in Amish communities. In Hazleton, Iowa, flower and produce auctions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays. In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the term for the annual auction is “mud sale.” […]

Spring Makes My Heart Want To Sing!

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Spring is creeping in. The trees are still rather bare but it’s coming … the burst of the next season. I see buds. Bright pink, green, and yellow flashes of color are all around. And after the hard winter we’ve had the change in the weather makes me want to sing. I’m not the only […]

Brussels Sprouts

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When I was growing up eating my vegetables was no fun. I was great at pushing the cooked carrots around on my plate or “accidentally” dropping green beans on the floor for the dog. Looking back I can see I was served a lot of canned veggies and I do not mean canned Amish style […]

Spring?

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Last week on the first day of spring, it snowed six inches here in New York. I got out and shoveled my driveway for the umpteenth time this season. Will this winter never end? The Amish community lives with the rhythms of the seasons. They know times of planting and harvest. They are in tune […]

Seeds of Faith

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As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night. GENESIS 8:22 The Amish believe that the outward work—whether it be straight garden rows or neatly hung laundry—is a reflection of the inner person. Imagine the excitement in the air as rays of spring […]

Do You Need Hope this Spring?

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There is something magical about spring. Bulbs push through lingering crusts of snow to bloom. Frogs bring back their nightly serenade. Trees burst forth with new buds after being dormant for months, weathering brutal temperatures, fierce winds, and unrelenting rain and heavy snows. We’ve all struggled through winters in our lives. It seems we’ll never […]

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