Embrace the Amish Lifestyle
Recently I took a ride through Ohio’s Amish Holmes County. I found myself on a dirt road driving by picturesque white clapboard farmhouses with large barns and pastures full of cows. It was a warm spring day and I came upon a family sitting outside around a big table
The sun was shining, the trees were starting to show signs of spring, and everyone Teena and Lizzy passed had a smile on their face enjoying the first warm day of spring. All around they both agreed it was a perfect day for a trip to the dry goods store to set their
The soothing clip-clop of her horse’s hooves did nothing to calm Emma’s anxiety over her morning delivery. She’d gotten up early to get all of her chores done so she could get a fresh batch of flowers cut and wouldn’t feel rushed.
The aroma of apples and cinnamon still lingered on Emma Byler’s scarf as she took a shortcut through the field on her way home. She’d spent the morning making apple butter with some of her friends and was humming Amazing Grace as she made her way through the field
The aroma of bacon from breakfast still lingered in the air as Stella sat at the table finishing the last of her morning coffee. Her family had eaten, and all left to start their day. At the moment the house was quiet, and she was enjoying the
You may have witnessed yourself how the Amish place a great deal of emphasis on living an Amish life different from the world around them. They dress different, act different, talk different and take pride in keeping to themselves separate
Not long ago I had the pleasure of driving on the back roads of Northwestern Pennsylvania. It was a dirt road lined with grazing sheep, white clapboard houses and laundry lines filled with a rainbow of blues and purples.