Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Learning to Appreciate the Little "Things"

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. ~ Romans 12:2

I love learning about the Amish!

Their lifestyle amazes me!

I have read books by Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall {grant it, they are all Amish Fiction, but the lives portrayed are based on truth from the Amish lifestyle!} and have learned a lot!

I have been to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania! {one of my favorite places!}

I seriously can't get enough sometimes! {my husbands says I should have been born Amish!}

How they can go without any modern convenience is truly mind boggling!

They have no electricty!
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They have no phone!

They get around by horse and buggy!

They make all their own clothes!

I'm not sure I could live like that, but it is nice to at least think that I could try!

I do wonder sometimes; who is living the better life? Them or us?
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They simply do not need "things" to make them happy!

They believe in hard work!

They believe in family!

And, most importantly, they believe in GOD!

They spend all day on Sunday in church! Fellowshipping and praising GOD! Now, be honest! How many of us look at our watches on Sunday mornings when the Pastor goes over 5 minutes and start to grumble??!! {guilty!}

The Amish are truly living out the words of Romans 12:2!

I would love to strive to be more like the Amish!

By learning to not need "things" to make me happy; by trying harder to"not be conformed to this world!"

But learning to be more thankful and realizing just how blessed I am that I am a Child of GOD and am living in HIS glory each and everyday! { makes me happy!}

HIS forgiveness is enough to make anyone happy!

By learning to appreciate the little things my children do each and every moment of the day. From the big, toothless, grins, to the 100th "Mama, I love you", that I recieve on a regular basis! {makes me happy!}

These are the "things" that truly make a person happy!

The world tries to push it into our heads that we need more and more "things" to be happy!

Let me let you in on a little secret; We don't need them!

We can be happier without all those extra "things" and can learn to be more thankful and more appreciative of our freedom through Jesus Christ and the"things" HE has already blessed us with!  

All we truly need in life is a Strong Faith, a Loving Family, Good Friends, and Good Food!

We can learn a lot from the Amish lifestyle!

It's the littlest "things" in life that truly make a person happy!


{I wanted to leave you with a few "Amish Proverbs" that I find quite interesting!}

"You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lip."

"Children need models more than they need critics"

"Bend the tree while it is young; when it is old it is too late."

"One lie brings the next one with it"

"Sometimes God calms the storm, but sometimes God lets the storm rage and calms his child."


"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."  ~ Psalm 107:1

3 comments:

  1. Oh, the many times I have wished to just pick up and be one of them. The problem is my family would never agree. For years my spirit and soul have been crying out for simplicity and the more time passes, the more I see the wisdom behind it.

    Good post. Have a lovely Tuesday.

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  2. We used to live and pastor among the amish. They are wonderful, industious people. But like every one they have their good points and their negative ones, and actually every amish community is different. One of my favorite sites was seeing them going home from church on Sundays in their buggies. They would have their feet propped up and would be sound a sleep, just letting the horse take them home. You could always tell when they were sleeping, the buggy would be going soooo SLOW! I really enjoyed this post! Hope you had a wonderful trip!!

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  3. I am obsessed with the Amish and Amish fiction my hubby constantly tells me i should have be born Amish lol. I really want to visit America one day just to visit Amish country!! God Bless and thanks for the post :)Cecilia http://chookygirl.wordpress.com/

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Learning to Appreciate the Little "Things"

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. ~ Romans 12:2

I love learning about the Amish!

Their lifestyle amazes me!

I have read books by Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall {grant it, they are all Amish Fiction, but the lives portrayed are based on truth from the Amish lifestyle!} and have learned a lot!

I have been to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania! {one of my favorite places!}

I seriously can't get enough sometimes! {my husbands says I should have been born Amish!}

How they can go without any modern convenience is truly mind boggling!

They have no electricty!
Photobucket

They have no phone!

They get around by horse and buggy!

They make all their own clothes!

I'm not sure I could live like that, but it is nice to at least think that I could try!

I do wonder sometimes; who is living the better life? Them or us?
Photobucket

They simply do not need "things" to make them happy!

They believe in hard work!

They believe in family!

And, most importantly, they believe in GOD!

They spend all day on Sunday in church! Fellowshipping and praising GOD! Now, be honest! How many of us look at our watches on Sunday mornings when the Pastor goes over 5 minutes and start to grumble??!! {guilty!}

The Amish are truly living out the words of Romans 12:2!

I would love to strive to be more like the Amish!

By learning to not need "things" to make me happy; by trying harder to"not be conformed to this world!"

But learning to be more thankful and realizing just how blessed I am that I am a Child of GOD and am living in HIS glory each and everyday! { makes me happy!}

HIS forgiveness is enough to make anyone happy!

By learning to appreciate the little things my children do each and every moment of the day. From the big, toothless, grins, to the 100th "Mama, I love you", that I recieve on a regular basis! {makes me happy!}

These are the "things" that truly make a person happy!

The world tries to push it into our heads that we need more and more "things" to be happy!

Let me let you in on a little secret; We don't need them!

We can be happier without all those extra "things" and can learn to be more thankful and more appreciative of our freedom through Jesus Christ and the"things" HE has already blessed us with!  

All we truly need in life is a Strong Faith, a Loving Family, Good Friends, and Good Food!

We can learn a lot from the Amish lifestyle!

It's the littlest "things" in life that truly make a person happy!


{I wanted to leave you with a few "Amish Proverbs" that I find quite interesting!}

"You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lip."

"Children need models more than they need critics"

"Bend the tree while it is young; when it is old it is too late."

"One lie brings the next one with it"

"Sometimes God calms the storm, but sometimes God lets the storm rage and calms his child."


"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."  ~ Psalm 107:1

3 comments:

  1. Oh, the many times I have wished to just pick up and be one of them. The problem is my family would never agree. For years my spirit and soul have been crying out for simplicity and the more time passes, the more I see the wisdom behind it.

    Good post. Have a lovely Tuesday.

    ReplyDelete
  2. We used to live and pastor among the amish. They are wonderful, industious people. But like every one they have their good points and their negative ones, and actually every amish community is different. One of my favorite sites was seeing them going home from church on Sundays in their buggies. They would have their feet propped up and would be sound a sleep, just letting the horse take them home. You could always tell when they were sleeping, the buggy would be going soooo SLOW! I really enjoyed this post! Hope you had a wonderful trip!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am obsessed with the Amish and Amish fiction my hubby constantly tells me i should have be born Amish lol. I really want to visit America one day just to visit Amish country!! God Bless and thanks for the post :)Cecilia http://chookygirl.wordpress.com/

    ReplyDelete

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