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Amish Conference 2019: Health and Well-Being in Amish Society

It has been ever so long since I’ve written here, and ever so much has happened in the Amish world as well as my own. The two came together this past weekend when I attended the conference at Elizabethtown College called Health and Well-Being in Amish Society. You can see the full schedule of speakers here. I was on a …

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Creating Art from Chaos

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. ~ Maya Angelou It’s been ever so long since I promised that I would offer my rug creations for sale on my website. Finally, I have created a new page called Saloma’s Amish Rugs, or if you’re on my …

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A Double Tragedy in Amish Country

A fire near Canton, Minnesota claimed the lives of an Amish bishop and his son early yesterday morning. The cause of the fire is still unknown. An early report in the Star Tribune stated that there is no reason to believe there was anything suspicious about the fire. What a tragedy. I know that the prevailing Amish attitude about his …

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When Amish become Martyrs

I felt compelled recently to writing an article about an issue that has arisen between a local law in Auburn, Kentucky and a group of Swartzentruber Amish. Two Amish men Amos Mast, and his son, have been arrested for not placing collection devices on their horses. They have refused to pay the fine, and now they are headed for jail. …

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