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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Dave here, enjoying the fall beauty, and thinking about chickens and eggs. My usual four-mile walk takes me
past a farm that is close enough to the road to get a good view of the cows, hogs, sheep, and chickens that roam around the pastures.


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Lone Star Quilt Shop’s handmade Amish merchandise has attracted locals and tourists alike for the past 36 years — and now there is even more to love about the family-owned store.
“Before expanding our store in February, 2017, we had only half the building. Now, we’ve doubled our space,” said Amy Miller, daughter of shop owners Ada and Lee Miller and a part-time employee. “And this past September, we bought a purse company, so people can watch purses being made at the store. We have 10-12 different styles and a couple of different colors.”
The shop ...

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