Thursday, June 12, 2008
Yup! That's right! We went to Lancaster County home of the Pennsylvania Dutch and spent four hours in the little city of Intercourse. The kids played at a neat little park and petting zoo, we had lunch, went on an hour long buggy ride and came home with some strange questions.
1.) What is so evil about zippers and buttons?
2.) Can you be in the world and not of it?
3.) Why are all their curtains green?
It was difficult to explain to the kids that they were Christians that held to a stricter interpretation of scripture but worship the same God and read the same bible. They sure do look different but they smile the same, laugh the same and love the same. I saw a sign that said F.A.M.I.L.I.E.S. = fathers and mothers illustrating love in everyday situations. What a motto! Their mission statement is great too but what the kids enjoyed most was playing on the wooden train and swing set. (Oh, and the ice cream made from local happy Amish cows milk)
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