Paul J. Miller

“A divine lottery,” is the way one author described the Amish ordination practices. And one who has been in the lot numerous times, said the procedure is “more stressful than the lottery!”

The selection of church leadership within the Amish church community is a defining practice that distinguishes Amish values and culture from those of mainstream American Christian churches. The ordination process epitomizes gelassenheit—the voluntary giving up of personal prerogatives for the good of the church community—the central value of Amish life. Unlike the practice of general Christian communities, leadership selection by the Amish does not focus on an ...
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By: LaVonne De Bois

 

Fry Pies are as common as Horse and Buggies, especially in Ohio Amish Country, Holmes County.  What is the difference between a good ole' fashioned slice of pie and a fry pie?  For one, you don't need to eat it with a fork.  Two; the Fry Pie is wrapped in a delicious thin crust with your favorite filling; and three, they are cheaper than a slice of pie.  Fry Pies can be found in nearly every bakery or perhaps along the back roads at a family roadside stand.  This ...
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Beth Newcomb

It’s no surprise that Millersburg’s Guggisberg Cheese took first place during last year’s World Champion Cheese Contest or that they are the reigning United States Swiss Champion. “It’s definitely the result of a lot of hard work from our different departments. But the continued dedication of our customers is really how we measure our success. They don’t just like our premium cheeses; they love them. Our Baby Swiss is revered by people across the globe. Our other exceptional cheese varieties can each claim their own loyal following, too. We like to say our legion of dedicated Guggisberg cheese fans has ...
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