• alinta June 25, 2022 at 5:51 am on Amish In Australia?hi elizabeth alinta here you can contact them by phone kind regards
  • alinta June 25, 2022 at 5:48 am on Amish In Australia?hi alinta here, sometime in the near future i would like to live with them , very interesting people spoken to them on the phone from alinta , but one hutterite group left tasmania and have gone back to south america kind regards from alinta.
  • Enos Stutzman June 24, 2022 at 11:46 pm on Are the Amish “born again”? (Video)Amen. Just being a good person is not enough. God says you must be born again . When a person is born again he is filled with the spirit of God , which will change be him and make him live different then he used to . Old things have past away an behold all things have become new .
  • Chris H June 24, 2022 at 2:14 pm on Ohio Lawmakers Explain Buggy Light Law Without Explaining The Hardest PartPlease stop jacking with these people. It's commendable they just want to be left alone and live a peaceful life. We should perhaps learn something from them. That is all.
  • Bob McDaniel June 24, 2022 at 11:23 am on Tennessee AmishI am still looking for a builder around Smithville/McMinnville area. We have bought a house and need a barn. Please call me at 574 727 0725 and leave a message and I will call you when I can. Thank you
  • Janice Reamer June 24, 2022 at 8:19 am on Are the Amish “born again”? (Video)Leana Mari: I believe that if one is a good human being, that is all that matters. Every denomination believes it speaks the truth. In my opinion, Evangelicals focus too much on the Christianity of others instead of their own. Reading, quoting, preaching the Bible all day, every day, does not necessarily make one a true Christian. It's how one lives one's life that does. It's one's spirituality and soul that count.
  • Kim Hardie June 24, 2022 at 7:12 am on Are the Amish “born again”? (Video)I think for the most part, the majority of Amish are not "Born Again", however there are always exceptions to the rule... I know of some that are but they keep their Light hidden under a basket to avoid prosecution by their church. David King, To be born again. I agree, we must be baptized in the Holy Spirit... but Acts 2:38 says nothing about being baptized by immersion. If you're going to quote scripture, please do it appropriately and correctly. The thieves on the cross were never baptized by immersion but Christ himself said they would be in Heaven with him on that day after being baptized by the Holy Spirit, so immersion not a requirement but a preference. Acts2:38. Repent & Be baptized every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins & ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
  • david king June 23, 2022 at 10:28 pm on Are the Amish “born again”? (Video)The Amish are definitely not born again, because to become born again, one must follow the instructions in acts 2;38. One has to be baptized in Jesus name by immersion and receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost
  • April Starcher June 23, 2022 at 9:27 pm on Tennessee AmishIt's a long shot I know but I have a friend I would like to take to Dr. Reubon. I know of him by a different friend and was told about his healing techniques. I don't know where or how to contact him or find info! But I am willing to drive from WV to Tennessee just to see him with my friend. All I know is that he's located somewhere near Nashville TN This would be a gift from God to find him and take my friend to him. We strongly believe in herbal medicines and the healing knowledge of the Amish Medicine man. If anyone has information, please call (681)-588-4718 or email me at freedombeyondtrauma2022@gmail.com This is so very important to us! Thank you!
  • Leana A Mari June 23, 2022 at 9:15 pm on Are the Amish “born again”? (Video)It is interesting but this is a common trend. You can go into about any church and the older the denomination is, the less people who are actually born again. If you ask one, they will probably rattle off some vague explanation to satisfy the inquirer. But in reality, no. The catholic church has totally changed their definition of what being 'born again' means, they think it is during infant water baptism, something entirely not true. The list goes on. As a congregational organization drifts further away from the moorings and revivals of the Holy Spirit, things get stale and 'liturgical.' It's all just mechanisms by then. Which is why it is so important to return to the Word of God, and let the words of Jesus penetrate our hearts as He knocks on the door and asks us, individually, "Have YOU been born again?" There is no way into heaven otherwise. Seek Him and make sure today.
  • Jim Hopkins June 23, 2022 at 8:59 pm on Amish BuildersLooking to have pole barn built. Location Kalamazoo, Michigan. 30×50, 2 garage doors and 1 side entry. 2 windows. Metal roof Estimate and time frame. Jim 269-993-2254 Call or text Email: cinderellahopkins@gmail.com
  • Erik/Amish America June 23, 2022 at 3:22 pm on Ohio Lawmakers Explain Buggy Light Law Without Explaining The Hardest PartAnd sadly I think we've seen the quality of driving decline in general in recent years. The influx of autonomous features in cars in recent years (lane assist and self-driving-inclined features) on some level annoy me but on a macro level I'm glad we have them if everyone is going to be texting and generally distracted. With buggies there is definitely a give-and-take here that I think some don't want to acknowledge.
  • Erik/Amish America June 23, 2022 at 3:17 pm on Lovina Eicher Recalls Home Birth of First ChildThanks Tracy! Happy to share this. I found it unexpectedly moving on some level. I've never been involved in a home birth in any way but this helped convey a bit of the experience to me. I'm not surprised some people favor this way of giving birth.
  • Erik/Amish America June 23, 2022 at 3:16 pm on 20 Images From Lancaster CountyNeat to hear you have shots of the same places Bradford. I wondered about the Eggs 4 Sale sign. Seems it's been up awhile, though that was the first time I'd remembered venturing on that stretch of road, at least for a long time. I love the Penn Amish Motel sign. I don't think I'd driven through Denver ever before. Emma's has a new place opening up which you probably know about, on 340. I guess it will be the gourmet popcorn HQ of the county 🙂
  • Erik/Amish America June 23, 2022 at 3:14 pm on 20 Images From Lancaster CountySeems I've seen it more in Lancaster County but wouldn't be surprised to hear it is strong in Ohio as well. I'm what you'd call a very sporadic root beer drinker 🙂 Not my first beverage choice but fun now and again.
  • Erik/Amish America June 23, 2022 at 3:13 pm on 20 Images From Lancaster CountySmoking, perhaps surprisingly, tends to be associated with the "lower", ie more conservative Amish groups. Though the Lancaster Amish certainly grow a good bit of tobacco as a cash crop. Some communities have issues with drinking, including among baptized adults, though I wouldn't call it a common thing across Amish society.
  • Erik/Amish America June 23, 2022 at 3:11 pm on 20 Images From Lancaster CountyGreat examples David, and happy to hear I'm not the only one. I know the Mail Pouch and seems you occasionally see those but I can't recall the last time. Another one is/was "See Rock City". Came across a neat Amish-themed photo with that sign a while back https://amishamerica.com/slice-of-amish-life-see-rock-city/
  • J.O.B. June 23, 2022 at 11:53 am on Ohio Lawmakers Explain Buggy Light Law Without Explaining The Hardest PartI think it's a good example of how people have become lazy, selfish, and impatient. The Amish are in my way so stay off 'my road.' When in reality, the road is too be shared by cars AND buggies AND bikes,.. Cars and their drivers are far more dangerous than horse drawn buggies. Are people slowing down to follow the speed limit? Many still speed. Are people putting down the cell phone while driving? Many still use the phone while driving. Are people still drinking and driving? Many still drink and drive. How many people die each year due to speeding, reckless driving, drinking and driving? And people want to complain about the horse and buggy? Maybe there are too many cars on the road with irresponsible drivers.
  • Rebecca June 23, 2022 at 8:31 am on Ohio Lawmakers Explain Buggy Light Law Without Explaining The Hardest PartIt saddens me to read the comments because it obviates that people do not understand core principles of being Amish. Asking them to put a flashing light on the top of their buggy would be a kin to asking those who are making these one-sided comments to give up their electronics and live off the land for a year. These are faith-based principles this group of individuals have carried for hundreds of years. When people make comments about them complying they are thinking of only their own personal comfort level so they can drive faster and see the buggy without having to slow down until the last second. Emotional responses had become the norm. There is no compromise anymore. No meeting people at their level. It’s “my way or the highway” mentality. I live in Pennsylvania Dutch country and have accommodated their buggies for years. I would much rather accommodate them than most of the other insane nonsense that happens on our roads today.
  • Bradford June 23, 2022 at 8:21 am on 20 Images From Lancaster CountyThanks, Erik, for the great pictures. We live here in Lancaster County but I enjoy seeing the pictures regardless. I have some of the same pictures which I've taken--the EGGS 4 SALE shot, the Penn Amish Motel, as examples. I still can't believe Emma's can make the popcorn flavors they do! You covered a lot of ground on your visit. Thank you again for the site and all the information and images you share.
  • Gregory Stutzman June 22, 2022 at 6:40 pm on 20 Images From Lancaster CountyOne of my fondest memories growing up in Berlin, Ohio was each summer Mom would take my sister and me to the Schlabach farm on the creek outside of town to buy their root beer. That was back in the 60's and I'm so glad to hear it is still a thing amongst the Amish.
  • David Stear June 22, 2022 at 6:13 pm on 20 Images From Lancaster CountyI just googled "stains run from 101" and apparently the brand still exists and is marketed to a small area in the northeastern US. I gather you can also order online. Mail Pouch tobacco still exists and is owned by Swisher company. I have seen Amish men smoking--the first time I saw an Amish guy smoking a cigarette I was somewhat shocked as I guess many of us put the Amish on a pedastal and wouldn't expect a vice like using tobacco or drinking alcoholic beverages for that matter to be well known among them. I wonder if some Amish men "roll their own" cigarettes.
  • David Stear June 22, 2022 at 5:48 pm on 20 Images From Lancaster CountyI noted your interest in place names sharing those names with larger geographical entities. I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania. The actor James Stewart was from there. It is also the county seat of Indiana County which itself has a significant number of Amish settlements, notably around the borough of Smicksburg, which has a population of fewer than 100 people. Also regarding your liking "old-timey" signs, I find Mail Pouch Tobacco signs a fascinating feature of rural areas and they are becoming harder to find as the guy who painted them is long gone. I think there are (or were) websites devoted to where to find them and whether the signs are being repainted and maintained. Personally I wouldn't touch the stuff, but they certainly came up with pleasant, quaint signs; I don't even know if the Mail Pouch brand is still around. Another brand that had bill board signs is 101 Bleach. I am positive that none exist today as 101 Bleach was probably run out of business by Clorox decades ago. The signs would say "Stains Run From 101". As far as Burma Shave signs are concerned, probably all of them are reproductions. I don't think Burma Shave is made anymore.
  • Shelia Byler June 22, 2022 at 4:54 pm on Ohio Lawmakers Explain Buggy Light Law Without Explaining The Hardest PartFollow the rules people, and just put the light/sign and kept moving. Don't you want to KEEP YOUR FAMILY AND OTHERS SAFE ON THE ROAD? This is best for all of us.
  • Catherine F June 22, 2022 at 3:24 pm on Amish Builders – OhioWe are looking to have a pole barn built for storage and an extra parking space. Would like to have someone out to quote us. Thanks for your time!
  • Erik/Amish America June 22, 2022 at 2:28 pm on Ohio Lawmakers Explain Buggy Light Law Without Explaining The Hardest PartYes, this. The "love" language was 100% feel-good. I also noticed they use this blanket term "Old Order" in kind of a weird and I think revealing way. I see this somewhat erroneously used sometimes when people talk about the plainest Amish like the Swartzentrubers. "Old Order" sounds like the most plain description you could use to describe the most hard-core Amish to someone who doesn't know much about the Amish. When it really has a different meaning depending on the context. So I wonder how much they in fact knew about the different groups and the nuances while promoting this bill. If you really care about saving lives the nuances matter when it comes to actually getting people to take action to increase safety. I see too much of this attitude of "we're just going to force them to do it" rather than trying to find an alternative that respects them but also increases safety. And I have provided two examples of that where visibility-improving alternatives have actually been put into practice in these Swartzentruber communities in other states. The other thing about this is that we could always take things a step further. Why not a disco ball on top of every buggy? Sounds ridiculous but I use it only to make a point. It's really about finding a balance - something that will actually be implemented (in other words the parties involved accept it, otherwise it is just ignored, or we can have another 2011 Kentucky SMV situation or worse) that is also acceptable cost-wise while helping reduce risk in a meaningful way.
  • Jason mayfield June 22, 2022 at 10:49 am on Daniel Gingerich Surrenders Over 500 Dogs, Banned From Breeding BusinessBelieve it or not, majority of the Amish partake in dog breeding. Ohio is the worst of the worst. There’s gotta be something that authorities can do to these deranged individuals. If regular Americans treated their animals this way, they’re punished. It’s time the Amish “above the law” status ends. Many more Amish folks breed dogs and cats than regular Americans do. Just look at Lancaster puppies website. Thousands and thousands of dogs and they’re all Amish breeders. The price of puppies starts out in the thousands and than when they reach 16 weeks of age, they cut the price to 50 dollars so they don’t have to pay to care for the animal. Mother dogs are bred twice a year , until they reach 3 or 4 years of age, than put on Lancaster puppies site and listed as dogs under $100.00. Sadly, it’s their last hope. If they are not sold, they’re usually put down inhumanly. It’s not only Ohio. Pennsylvania, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky are pretty bad also. I hope and pray one day this ends. A FEW NAMES TO AVOID- LEROY TROYER- FRESNO OHIO HERSHBERGERS- COSHOCTON COUNTY OHIO ANY OF THE “YODER” FAMILY- FRESNO OHIO
  • mark sassak June 22, 2022 at 7:51 am on Michigan Amishneeding a full replacement roof asphalt
  • Tracy Birrell June 22, 2022 at 7:18 am on Lovina Eicher Recalls Home Birth of First ChildI too had my 6 babies at home and love reading your account. I live a slow,simple life and enjoy reading about the Amish. Thank you.


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