The Amish believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and would be a part of the protestant stream of theology. They emerged from the Anabaptists who began in the early 1500's. The Anabaptists, meaning re-baptizers, broke from the Catholic Church over infant baptism among other things. They believed that a person should be baptized only after an adult confession of faith.
They differ, however, in lifestyle issues since they believe that much of what is seen in Christendom has been impacted by the world. This is part of what led to the split with the Mennonites in the 1600's. Things were ...
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The Gladiolus flowers are in bloom. This is the first time these beautiful flowers have been planted at the Inn. The bulbs were given to us, but with no particular information included. So, early this spring the small bulbs were stuck in the ground &, as with all bulb-type plants, the waiting began. At first the sword-like greens poked through the soil, slowly growing longer & longer. Then, the erect spikes, now at least 3 ft. tall, began to reveal that the flowers were going to be red.
The brilliant red blooms that open ever-so-gradually along the sword-shaped ...
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3 c. sugar
1 ½ c. vegetable oil
1 T. vanilla
2 ¾ c. flour
1 c. cocoa
1 t. salt
1 c. walnuts, chopped (optional)
1 c. chocolate chips (I use the mini semi sweet)
Beat together eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Stir flour, cocoa, and salt together and stir into egg/sugar mixture. Beat until well combined. Stir in nuts and chocolate chip, if desired. Spread into a greased jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
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