Category: Amish Lifestyle

Add Some Amish Style to Your Life

Not long ago I had the pleasure of driving on the back roads of Northwestern Pennsylvania.  It was a dirt road lined with grazing sheep, white clapboard houses and laundry lines filled with a rainbow of blues and purples. Void of telephone poles and flashy billboards I felt a sense of peace and serenity.  I parked the car on the side of the road and took in the sights and sounds of the Amish community I was driving through.  Across the road sat an Amish school house on recess break.  The children didn’t take any mind to me since...

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Model Yourself After the Amish – Separate from the World

You may have witnessed yourself how the Amish place a great deal of emphasis on being different from the world around them.  They dress different, act different, talk different and take pride in keeping to themselves separate from the world. They keep society at arm’s length and seek to separate themselves from anything they feel would threaten their faith. While they know they have to live in the world they strive to not live of it.  Meaning they don’t let the influence of the world control or dictate how they should live.  Anything that would threaten the purity of...

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Adopt a Simple Amish Lifestyle

Amish Lifestyle Learning to slow down and enjoy life can seem overwhelming, but with just a few small changes, you can live that simple Amish lifestyle you dream of. I’m one of those people who romanticizes about the Amish way of life.  I love their simplicity, the way they put God and community first, and the way they live a simple existence surrounded by family.  Their inner circle is small and they can count on those around them to get them through the trials and tribulations of the life. I know they have worries just like us.  I know first...

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10 Ways to Add Amish Values to Your Life

There’s something so appealing about the way the Amish live.  Their simplicity, their family values, their work ethics, just to name a few. But, what most Americans idolize about the Amish are things easily obtained. Well most of us wouldn’t dream of living without electric or even try to follow the rules, we can capture some of the simplicity that draws people to their way of life. In all reality, they’re just like us…they’re Christians, mothers, fathers, and children, and they have the same struggles as we do.  They worry about their children and how to provide for their...

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I should have been Amish…

Craig and I grew up in the heart of Amish country in Pennsylvania and I have always been fascinated by their simple lifestyle.  I am sure they work very hard but I have always dreamed of a day when my only job was to take care of my home and family.  To spend the days baking, canning, gardening, cleaning and washing clothes is a dream come true for me.  I know it sounds crazy but I really think I must have been either a pioneer woman or an Amish woman in a past life. Growing up my nick name...

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Tracy at Our Simple Homestead Hidden away in Central South Carolina is a little farm where we call home. Surrounded by pine trees, chicken farms, and lots of sandy soil we live a very simple lifestyle by the grace of God.

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