Sunday, April 20, 2008

My fascination and love for.....



...the Amish!
Of course, I don't agree with all of their church focused beliefs etc. However, I just love the Amish. I love the books, although fiction, by Beverly Lewis. At this moment...I set aside the Lori Wick book I was reading (although good....not my fave) and started reading another series by Lewis called Courtship of Nellie Fisher Series. I am reading the first book called "The Parting". I am, of course, loving it! I don't know what my love for it is? Maybe it is the simplicity? The lack of material things. I am not totally sure...but I do love learning of them and their lifestyle!
If you have an interest and curiosity about this lifestyle....here are some links I have found that are interesting!!!


Amish Life
Mike Fisher. org
Amish America
Speaking in Plain Shamish
Amish Info

We have Amish who live around this area. My grandparents used to live in a super duper small town and there were lots of Amish out that way in central PA as well. They are such hard working people....not materialistic and just very simple and sweet....and I find that soooo peaceful and endearing! I want to strive for a more peaceful existence such as that....but it is so hard to really accomplish...ya know?
Anyway...I just wanted to share with you my love for the Amish and would love to hear your thoughts on this as well!!! Have a fantastic Sunday! :)

16 comments:

  1. I love the amish too!I would love to have the simplicity about life they have!!Not to mention they`re talent for cooking,baking and quilting!I also love they`re closeness with one another.They all help each other in times of trouble.It would be so nice to live in a community like that!!With believers of coarse!!
    I would love to visit Lancaster some day with the kids!! Maybe a day trip for the summer.I would love to read the Amish series of books you always talk about!Maybe when things get back to normal with the $$ situation:)Have a blessed Lords Day!!

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  2. Katy, I had never heard of Beverly Lewis until you posted about her a few weeks ago. I mentioned at that time that I would like to check those books out...well, I bought The Preacher's Daughter a few days ago and am loving it!! I don't get alot of time to read, but I am about 2/3 of the way done. I have book 3 bought from ebay now just need to get book 2 (cheaper on ebay than buying it in a store here) I also won an aution for the Heritage of Lancaster County and that's on it's way to me!
    I was reading many books lately and not feeling good about them, but I am so liking these books and the simplicity of their lifestyle. I have always been interested in the amish and have a few cross-stitch amish patterns.
    Anyway, thank you for pointing me in the direction of Beverly Lewis...it's just what I needed!!!
    Marion

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  3. I agree - I love the simplicity of the life the Amish choose to lead. I love how devote they are, how they view God,family, and hard work as what life should be centered around.

    Enjoy the books!!

    -Andrea

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  4. I have always had a fascination with the amish! I love their simplicity and how they live wthin their own means. I love reading about them and looking at pictures of how they live. I have always wanted to tour one of their towns. I also have read some of the Preachers Daughters Series and love them!! Have a great day!!~Wendy

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  5. The first time I went to Lancaster, PA, I NEVER wanted to leave! I wondered if I could pass as an Amish woman and just fit in there. It was just what I wanted for my life.

    I spent a summer on a farm in northern Alberta, Canada after Bible School. It was a Mennonite community and they lived and believed much like the Amish. The simple life was so wonderful!

    So you are not alone with your love for the Amish!!! Cora

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  6. Katy, I so agree with you. I love the Amish as well. I grew up spending summers in Arthur,Illinois - the Amish Capital of Southern Illinois. They are a remarkable people. I love reading about them and listening to how they live their life. I noticed you like Beverly Lewis - have you read The Redemption of Sarah Cain? It is a wonderful story and wonderful movie as well. Like your friend Toni from above, I would love to visit Lancaster County one day.

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  7. I, too, am fascinated with the Amish lifestyle. I am definately drawn to their simplicity and the traditional roles that woman hold in their community. Not to mentioned their delightful cooking!

    Looking forward to browsing those links! Thanks so much.

    Blessings,
    Lea

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  8. I totally agree.
    I have always for the simplicity of the Amish so amazing. I dream of a life that can be so simple. Maybe after potty training huh? LOL!!

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  9. Hey, Katy --

    I just passed the "You Make My Day" award along to you. Come see!

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  10. Come see me, I've got an award for you to claim, but it looks like someone beat me to it, so I guess you get it twice! lol

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  11. Looks like you are awarded 2 times today! You make my day award for an extra special gal!

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  12. Oh I guess you awarded 3 times today! Come see!

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  13. Katy,

    I am reading the very same book! :)

    It is very sweet. I'm only about 1/4 of the way into it though. I never seem to have time to read.

    Gina

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  14. Hi Katy, You'll LOVE that whole book series, let me tell ya! I just got done reading the last book and it was really good :) Beverly Lewis is one of my most favorite authors.

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  15. For some reason, I love the Amish culture, too. I think it has to do with the simplicity thing. Like you, I don't share in all their beliefs, but I respect them for who they are. Another good author is Karen Brunstteter. She is a lot like Beverly Lewis. I actually found 2 Amish dolls at a yard sale, and they sit on my bed. They are from Pennsylvania--at least that's what the lady who sold them to me said. They remind me to simplify my life. Have a great day. julie

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  16. Forgive me for being the oddball in this group, but I would not want to be Amish. I like using phones, the internet, and deodorant! LOL.:) Not to mention cars, freezers, and tractors.

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May you enter as a stranger and leave as a friend!
Warmly, Katy