Q: Do the Amish believe that people outside of the Amish faith can be saved and go to heaven? ~ Becky Jo A. The Amish believe that everyone - both Amish and non-Amish will find out on judgment day whether or not they are saved and will be able to enter heaven. They leave this … [Continue reading]
FROM THE BOOK NOOK: Wanting an Amish novel that will make you laugh? Cry? Or both? Look no further. Here’s where you’ll find the newest releases to hit the bookshelves.
What topic related to the Amish do you want to see Amish Wisdom cover? Which Amish fiction author would you like to hear more from? Let us know in the comments below! And the Amish Wisdom reader survey will only be available for a few more days - don't miss your chance to let us know your thoughts … Continue Reading
Q: Before we get to your talent for writing, let's learn more about you as a person. What part of the country to do live in? I live in southern Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati. We moved here in 1999. Before that, we lived in Denver, and before that in Dallas. I grew up in Houston, Texas. Those … Continue Reading
FROM THE COOK’S CORNER: Amazing, tried and true recipes from Plain (and nearly-Plain) kitchens. The next time you’re looking for something wonderful to try, check out Cook’s Corner! Deliciousness is just a click away.
Sherry Gore is editor-in-chief of Cooking & Such magazine, the author of Simply Delicious Amish Cooking, Me, Myself and Pie, and a weekly scribe for the national edition of the Amish newspaper, The Budget, established in 1890. The National Geographic Channel featured Sherry prominently … Continue Reading
A theme in all of my books is that you don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate some of their principles into your life. One of the things I've admired most is their way of helping others in need. As one Plain fellow told me, “The Amish have my back.” A common way the Amish/Mennonite communities … Continue Reading
FROM TRAVELER’S TIPS: Planning a trip to Amish country? Or maybe you just got back from one. This is the place to share your pix, tips, suggestions, things to do…or to skip!
Marlene C. Miller is one of fewer than 100 outsiders who joined the Old Order Amish since 1950. She has been Amish for 46 years. Here Marlene shares some of the places she likes to take visitors when they come to visit her and her husband in the Holmes County area of Ohio. Everybody has … Continue Reading
Do you know what it takes to get around when most of your traveling is done by horse and buggy? Let’s start with buying one. You have a variety or choices of buggies to order at the buggy shop that range in cost from $3000 to $5000. You might choose the single buggy, which has a … Continue Reading
FROM ASK THE AMISH: Ever wondered what it’s really like to be Amish? Ask away! Our Amish scribe will return questions to me each week.
Q: Do the Amish believe that people outside of the Amish faith can be saved and go to heaven? ~ Becky Jo A. The Amish believe that everyone - both Amish and non-Amish will find out on judgment day whether or not they are saved and will be able to enter heaven. They leave this … Continue Reading
Q: What kind of facilities do the Amish have for bathrooms? Are they like ours? ~ Jackie Cunningham Most Amish have normal bathrooms just like anyone else. Some of the more conservative communities still use outhouses and have only cold running water in their house which makes … Continue Reading
FROM BEYOND THE BONNETS: Q&A with Authors, Conversations about the Anabaptists, thoughts about community, ideas about how to bring the best of the Amish into your life.
Technology might be one of the least-understood things about the Amish. On first glance, how the Amish use technology makes little sense. "Why can they use flashlights and batteries if public power is not OK?" "Why is it fine to ride in cars but not own or drive one?" "And what about … Continue Reading
“You have got to be kidding,” folks have said when I mention the Amish graduate from formal education at eighth grade. The Amish believe higher education separates children from God, family, and community. Their private schools, often built on the edge of an Amish farm, prepare scholars (students) … Continue Reading