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Why Do the Amish Use Horses and Buggies for Transportation?
Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM

Why Do the Amish Use Horses and Buggies for Transportation?

I well remember the sensory experience of riding in the buggy as a young boy. There was the smell of the horse as it clopped down the road, and I would sit on my mother's lap covered by a heavy robe to keep the winter chill at bay as my father kept a tight grip on the reins.

By Marcus Yoder Executive Director, Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center
From the Desk of Javon Miller
Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM

From the Desk of Javon Miller

"Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old. The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise son shall have joy in him. Thy father and mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

Javon Miller
From the Desk of Javon Miller
Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM

From the Desk of Javon Miller

Joshua 24:13-15, "And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and the olive yards which ye planted not do ye eat.

By Javon Miller
What Language Do the Amish Speak?
Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM

What Language Do the Amish Speak?

In the 2010 United States Census, it is recorded that forty-three percent of Holmes County spoke a language other than English in their homes. The "other" language in this case is a German dialect known as Pennsylvania Dutch.

By Marcus Yoder Executive Director, Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center
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Modern Medical Practices
Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM

Modern Medical Practices

The Amish are often portrayed in our world as being opposed to doctors, hospitals, and modern medical care. This is simply not the case.

By Marcus Yoder Executive Director, Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center
From the Desk of Javon Miller....
Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM

From the Desk of Javon Miller....

Genesis 2:7,10,20-23 (Holy Bible)"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul...

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From the Desk of Javon Miller
Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM

From the Desk of Javon Miller

In Genesis 8:22 God promised us, "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." This was given after the Great Flood covered the earth. It obliterated most of the earth as people knew it then.

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Do the Amish Believe in Education?
Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM

Do the Amish Believe in Education?

In the modern world education is often seen as the key to success in the business and professional world. A good education will open doors and possibilities that do not exist for those who do not have the same opportunities.

By Marcus Yoder Executive Director, Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center
From the Desk of Javon Miller
Aug 1, 2016 12:00 PM

From the Desk of Javon Miller

In Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 King Solomon wrote, "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to

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Who Will the Amish Vote For?
Aug 1, 2016 12:00 PM

Who Will the Amish Vote For?

The United States are in the middle of another election cycle with much rhetoric and positioning as each party and their respective candidates stake their claim and ask for the votes of the people.

Marcus Yoder
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Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM

From the Desk of Javon Miller

Galatians 4: 1-7"Now I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be Lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.

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What is the Difference Between the Amish and the Mennonites?
Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM

What is the Difference Between the Amish and the Mennonites?

As with any religious group there are varying forms of Anabaptism, of which the Amish and Mennonites are most prominent. To those outside the subculture looking in, this is often confusing.

By Marcus Yoder Executive Director, Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center
How Did The Amish Begin?
Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM

How Did The Amish Begin?

The Amish are like any other religious sub-culture, in that if we desire to understand them we must understand their history, and their place in the spectrum of Christianity. Or whether they should even be thought about as Christian.

By Marcus Yoder Executive Director, Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center
From the Desk of Javon
Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM

From the Desk of Javon

Hello to everyone in this delightful time of year. The sun is showing its face more as the days lengthen. The earth is slowly warming up from a long winter's reprieve. Ahhhh...pure bliss, this renewing of the earth and our spirits.

By Javon Miller
Who are these people?
May 3, 2016 12:00 AM

Who are these people?

The Amish are often perceived of as "frozen in time." The modern day embodiment of the Little House on the Prairie story where Pa and Ma run their small family in isolation, struggling with nature in a strange and foreign world.

By: Marcus Yoder Executive Director Amish Mennonite Heritage Center
May 3, 2016 12:00 AM

From the Desk of Javon

"Our God is great and mighty, His works we will proclaim; The wonder of his counsel, The glory of his name! Let all men fall before Him, Each creature on Earth's crust. Kneel down and laud His greatness, Who's works are true and just!

By Javon Miller
Apr 1, 2016 5:00 AM

Elmer Yoder: Becoming an Auctioneer

The path to a career is often riddled with indecision and uncertainty. Choosing a career to see an individual through their adult life, can often seem a daunting task, one that causes most to think twice about their decision.

Story By Kate Minnich: Amish Heartland Writer / Designer
From the Desk of Javon Miller....
Mar 2, 2016 9:29 AM

From the Desk of Javon Miller....

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, … And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.

Javon Miller
Rumspringa
Mar 2, 2016 9:22 AM

Rumspringa

Rumspringa. Popular culture portrays this rite of passage as Amish youth leaving their homes and doing wild and crazy things. Despite what you may see on television, these youth are the exception. In reality, the term refers to a limbo period in every Amish life when they are entering adulthood.

Story By Kate Minnich Amish Heartland Writer / Designer
From the Desk of Javon Miller
Dec 1, 2015 4:40 PM

From the Desk of Javon Miller

With Thanksgiving behind us, and being thrown into the midst of the "holiday rush," my mind has to travel across the globe. As we gather as a family and celebrate Thanksgiving, do we pause and truly reflect on the meaning of being thankful?

By Kate Minnich • Writer & Designer