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February 07th, 201410:35 AM ETThe Amish have a rich tradition of proverbs. Easy to remember, proverbs can clarify the difference between right and wrong, good and evil; they help an individual avoid moral mud puddles. With colorful language out of an oral tradition, these sayings evoke vivid word pictures: “You can smell scorched soup from afar” is a reminder that gossip s...
February 01st, 201411:34 AM ETInternationally acclaimed photographer Bill Coleman passed away earlier this week at age 88 from complications after a heart attack. This post came from an interview I had with Bill a few years ago. To learn more about this remarkable man and his work, go to amishphoto.com. Remembering Bill Coleman Pray for a good harvest but continue to hoe. Ami...
January 02nd, 201407:13 PM ET"No one is strong enough to bear his burdens alone." Amish proverb People need people. Everyone needs a community. Isn't that what is behind the exploding success of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter? People seeking people. We have a longing to be needed and to belong to something bigger than ourselves. It's just the way God wired us. ...
September 10th, 201310:09 AM ET"Mer muss Hoi mache, wann die Sunn scheint." Amish proverb Translation: "Make hay while the sun shines." A busy September sometimes makes late nights for the farmers, so they like to catch a snooze whenever they can. This one weary farmer was in the field raking hay one day last week when a shower of sprinkles went through. He decided to just wa...
July 16th, 201305:51 PM ET"It may be difficult to wait on the Lord, but it is worse to wish you had." Amish proverb Mary Miller is a thin, attractive Amish woman of 46, a mother to eight children born within a span of eleven years. During the day, Mary wears a starched white organza prayer cap over her tightly pinned hair bun. In the night, she wears another covering. Why ...
June 24th, 201304:00 PM ETby Suzanne Woods Fisher "The kind of ancestors you have is not as important as the ones your children have." Amish Proverb Not long ago, I was asked to speak to a young mothers’ group. The topic focused on incorporating some Amish child-rearing values into today’s modern families without “going Amish.” Later, a woman approached me to sha...
April 10th, 201312:05 PM ET"Conscience: that still, small voice that makes you even smaller." Amish Proverb The school year is ending early in Bergholz, Ohio. The Bergholz Amish community decided to wrap up school a few weeks ahead of schedule so some of the children could spend more time with their parents. Five of the parents--four women and one man--are preparing to ente...
March 14th, 201309:13 PM ET"There's one sure way for a doctor to make a patient worry. Tell him he has absolutely nothing to worry about." Amish proverb Recently, I was speaking to a book club and was asked if the Amish use modern medicine. “Of course they do,” I said, trying not to roll my eyes. Many people mistakenly believe that the Amish live an eighteenth century ...
February 24th, 201301:09 AM ET"Tackle the problem, not the person." Amish proverb A few weeks ago, I posted a picture of my dogs on my author Facebook wall. Within hours, a number of people posted indignant, belligerent comments. They assumed I was a supporter of puppy mills because I’ve written books about the Amish. Over the years, there have been some high profile n...
January 16th, 201312:45 PM ET"Today has one thing in which all of us are equal: time. All of us drew the same salary in seconds, minutes, and hours." Amish proverb Linda sat with her son in the emergency room of their local hospital, waiting to be seen by a doctor. Her son had twisted his ankle playing a game of basketball and she worried he might have caused serious d...
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- Plain Talk about the Amish: How to Avoid Moral Mud Puddles
- Plain Talk about the Amish: Remembering Photographer Bill Coleman
- Plain Talk about the Amish: On the Road!
- Plain Talk about the Amish: The 150 Rule
- Plain Talk about the Amish: "One Light Still Shines"
- Plain Talk about the Amish: A Farmer's Life
- Plain Talk about the Amish: A Woman's Prayer Cap
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