God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Friday, October 7, 2011

Rules - 1:10

10.  In suffering be patient, & silence your heart under the mighty hand of God with these meditations:  first, that it is God's hand that chastens you; second, that it is for your benefit; third, that He will ease the burden; fourth, He will give you strength to endure; & fifth, He will deliver you from affliction in due time.

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I have been asked where the book of these Rules of a Godly Life can be purchased.  I am copying them from a book called The Amish Way, written by Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, & David L. Weaver-Zercher.  They mention the Rules in this book & obtained permission to print them in their entirety in the back of the book.  I have read several books about the Amish over the past year or two & I would say that this particular book is the best I have read thus far.  It gives such a very detailed account of their life & beliefs.  I highly recommend it if you are interested in Amish life.

Rules of a Godly Life is actually part of a book which is titled In Meiner Jugend: A Devotional Reader in German & English.  It is an Amish text available only from Pathway Publishers, an Old Order Amish publishing house located in Canada with a branch in Indiana.  They of course do not have a telephone number or internet site.  Their address is Pathway Publishers, 2580N - 250W, LaGrange, IN 46761.

1 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

Thanks so much for the info on the book again, Shirlee - that's definitely going on my read list. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin