What if, instead of simply getting up, dressing in your Sunday best and driving to church, church came to you? What if your home was flooded with 150 people for a three-hour service followed by a couple of hours of eating and visiting?  This would be the picture once a year if you were Amish.

Your other church Sundays would be spent as one of the visitors, usually at neighbors’ homes no more than a short walk or buggy ride away.

In nearly all instances, the Amish hold church in their ...
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By: Jennifer Yoder

 

Growing up in Holmes County, Ohio’s Amish Country, I never fully appreciated just how lucky I was. Looking back, one of my favorite things to do was go to my grandma’s house on Saturday afternoon. The afternoons that I loved the most were the ones when we got in her jeep and traveled the few miles from Farmerstown to Charm, getting excited and pointing out all the horses along the way.

We would end up at a quaint little country shop called Millers Dry Goods. As a kid, I thought the store was a magical place. There were fabric ...
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INGREDIENTS

1 (18 oz) jar apricot preserves
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
2-3 tablespoons of horseradish
Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Ritz or Wheat Thin crackers, or Pita Chips

DIRECTIONS

In a bowl, ...
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