~photos from The Amish Cook by Elizabeth Coblentz with Keven Williams~
In the early years of learning about living a simpler life, homesteading, researching about intentional communities and living off-grid, I was re-introduced to the Amish.
For the last ten years I have read quite a bit about their way of life and have grown to admire them for many reasons.
Without relying on the government, it is easier to live a life of faith
With a strong faith to guide them, they have fewer choices
With fewer choices, life is simpler
Surely the Amish must face many challenges and struggles, but if music and art were allowed and they had a community in New England, it is certainly one we would have considered. Their sense of community is amazing and their commitment to peace and practicing forgiveness stand out to me. There is much we can learn from them.
Warm wishes for a wonderful weekend. I will be back on Monday sharing lots for a Handmade Holiday.
Warm wishes, Tonya