Amish life

Changing of the Seasons

Early November has been a time of transition for me, starting from the time I was twenty and left the only life I’d known to start a whole new life in Vermont. I left home for the first time on November 7, 1977. Me at twenty years old Three years later, on November 7, 1980, I left my Amish community for …

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Another Authentic Anabaptist Voice

Shirley Showalter grew up on a Mennonite farm in Pennsylvania. Her parents recognized that her intellectual curiosity could not be squelched, so they supported her in acquiring a college education. She started her academic career at Eastern Mennonite College (now Eastern Mennonite University). These are down-home beginnings for someone who has accomplished so much in her lifetime — becoming a …

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