Amish in the City, Ten Years Later

Ten years ago this Mother with twin boys, age 2 years old lives in Sarasota Florida. Tonight she was at the Pinecraft Park to let her boys run off their extra energy. Under the pavilion she was met by this group of women, Ada Petersheim, Leanna Miller, Katie Beiler, Esther Burkholder and myself. Ada asked her if her Mother is so and so? And yes, Ada was right. So I had the next question, I asked her if she was in the group of Amish that did "Amish in the City"? She said,  "Yes, ten years ago." That was the end of that conversation.

But then when I said, "I have another question" these women snickered a bit behind my back but I didn't care. I asked her, "How does Bishop Raymond Hershberger look after his beard got cut off?" I asked because she was born and raised in that neighborhood and was up there with her Mother the night the beard cutting happened in Holmes County. She causally said, "He looks like a Mennonite man" and gave a look that only I knew what it mend. He was always so strict about every man having his hair on their head just the right length and never have their beards trimmed.

Miriam's twin sons examining the slide.


  1. Katie...I just read your post on Ira Wagler's book....What a brave woman you are. It is hard to stand up for what you believe in, when it goes against everything you were taught. You and your testimony have been a blessing to me....

    In Christ alone,

  2. Thank you, Cindy. It is in Christ alone.



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