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The Christian Amish

In recent weeks, my family returned from the outer lying areas of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We go there a few times each year to relax, and to get away from whatever pseudo-ruts into which we may have fallen. It is always a joyous time for me. In a sense we reconnect to what is truly important […]

September 29

Work and Pray

[ This poem was found at an Amish chicken dinner and auction we attended recently here in Virginia. I thought it was good. Author unknown. – JT ] Said farmer Jones, in a whining tone, To his good old neighbor Gray; “I’ve worn my knees through to the bone; But it ain’t no use to […]

Top Ten Posts of the Month on 5ptsalt (March ‘13)

I know, I’m a little late getting this up, but, here’s a quick look at the most read/viewed top ten posts for March, 2013. Tim Keller: “It is very misleading…to say, ‘Homosexuality is a sin.’ ” (May, 2011) Obama Pardons Sequester, Sends It to Portugal (March, 2013) 5 Reasons to Be Cautious with Tim Keller’s […]

The Quest for the Perfect (Tasting) Pig

Carl Edgar Blake II, an Iowa pig farmer, believes he has bred the best tasting pork ever. Cared for by Amish in a highly secretive location, these pigs are highly sought after, and pig thievery is always a problem. That must be good pork. I may have to contact this guy.

Top Ten Posts of the Month on 5ptsalt (February ‘13)

Here’s a quick look at the most read/viewed top ten posts for February, 2013. John Piper: Christians Don’t Need Guns in Their Homes (February, 2013) 7 Things I’ve Learned from the Amish (December, 2012) Best Superbowl Commercial (February, 2013) Tim Keller: “It is very misleading…to say, ‘Homosexuality is a sin.’ ” (May, 2011) 5 Reasons […]

Excuse the Mess

Just a quick note to let you know what’s going on here at the salt mine… In short, this place needs to get organized. Apparently, there were quite a few articles that dropped through the sieve unnoticed, that is, unread. The reason is simple. The site is not organized as it should be. My bad. […]

Remembering The Esh Family

Last Saturday night, my family had the privilege to fellowship and be served a wonderful supper, once again, at the farm home of a good friend of ours, Sally Esh in the Amish farm community of Pennsylvania. She is of the old-order Amish. She is also a cousin of the John and Sadie Esh family, […]

The Last 6 Days…and One Challenging Puzzle

In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been and why the lack of regular posts, I’ve been on the road. 6 days in beautiful Pennsylvania-Dutch country. In other words, I’ve been hanging out with the Amish. It’s harvest time, which is one of the best times to go, in case you were curious. It’s been […]

The Amish & The Practice of Shunning

But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler–not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those […]

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