Amish Blog from Lancaster County, PA

Why Buy Amish Furniture?

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Do you need new furniture for your home and are weighing your options? You could shop online, but a lot of what you will find is shipped from overseas where the possibility of damage in transit on its way to you is high. Another option is to shop locally at a chain store. You’ll likely find lots … [Read more...]

Covered Bridge Tour with Strasburg Scooters

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Recently, my wife and I had the opportunity to explore Southern Lancaster County in a completely new way for us; on a 49cc Scoot Coupe. Strasburg Scooters has been offering up tours of Lancaster since 2012, and owners Marc and Nikki Crusemire have gone out of their way to provide a unique, personal, … [Read more...]

How can I become Amish? – Amish FAQ Series #1

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How Can I Join the Amish Community?   Of all the questions we receive here at, by far the most popular are questions about how an outsider can join the Amish community.  Often the writers express frustration with our fast-paced, modern society. They long for what has often … [Read more...]

Introducing the Amish Frequently Asked Questions Series

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People Have Questions About the Amish and Their Lifestyle   Who are the Amish?  We try to answer that question with much of the Amish information included within this website. The Amish are faith-driven, family-centered, and live a simpler life.  They strive to uphold Biblical values within … [Read more...]

What the Amish Can Teach Us About Community

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By Jeff Smith As we look around at today’s America, it’s clear that creating cohesive community is complicated and seems to be getting more complicated and messy with each passing year. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as an iconic home of Amish and Mennonite faiths, is a natural place to contemplate … [Read more...]

Amish Book Recommendations from Mennonite Information Center

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When visiting Lancaster County, the Mennonite Information Center is a great location to learn all about the Amish and Mennonite's culture and faith.  Some of the services offered by the Mennonite Information Center include a personalized tour of the Amish Country, a new movie called “Lancaster … [Read more...]

Mud Sales Are Coming Soon (Lancaster, PA)

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The mud sales in Lancaster County, PA are coming! The 2018 season will begin shortly. What is a Mud Sale? Mud Sales are fund raising events for many of the regional volunteer fire companies throughout Lancaster County. These are big events, often with multiple auctions taking place simultaneously … [Read more...]

Amish Buggy Doing Donuts in the Snow

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Here is a short video of an Amish buggy doing donuts in a snow-covered parking lot. I've seen cars do this before, but never an Amish buggy. He almost gets up on two wheels at one point.   Our Most Popular Amish-Related Pages: The Amish and the Plain People Amish Attractions in … [Read more...]

Book Review: “One Light Still Shines: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting” by Marie Monville

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The Shooter's Wife Recalls the Amish School Shooting Marie had just come from leading a Moms in Touch prayer meeting at church, praying for children at the local elementary school in Nickel Mines, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I had just poured myself a cup of coffee when the phone rang. I … [Read more...]

Amish Romance Novels are Best Sellers

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Amish Fiction Books are Top Sellers Isn’t it ironic that a group of people who try to live their own lives as separate from the rest of society as they can keep becoming more and more popular in the mainstream society? Amish stories, Amish movies, and Amish television series (although these are … [Read more...]