I found this picture marked half off at Salvation Army for $1.99 yesterday. Its a very nice painting.
I am going to paint the frame black...I think that will suit it much better.
Also,speaking of the Amish I wanted to share a program aired on PBS on "The American Experience" a few nights ago...I don't get it on T.V. but,I watched it in its entirety at there website here.
If you have a interest in the Amish..I believe you will enjoy it very much. The only thing that I was disappointed about was the fact that they didn't bring out any scripture basis as to why the Amish believe the way they do...They talked more of the Ordnung which is the set of rules each church district sets for its church members.
Most of the Amish beliefs are based on biblical teachings in the New Testament and of the teachings of Christ himself. I see that as far as my understanding goes and what I have studied of their lifestyle and teachings. Most of the THINGS of the world they shun in their lifestyle,they considered to be hindrances, worldly temptations,connections with the outside world that may drive them from the ways of God.... separating them from their community and the church.
Although,I don't see eye to eye with all they believe...I do agree with very much of it and admire them so much for their sincerity and steadfastness to follow the old paths and stay true to Gods word. But,yet they are mere humans such as we all are and their salvation depends on their belief in Christ as the one and only way to the father....and they too are subject to fall just as we all are.
Wherefore come out from among them and,be ye separate,saith the Lord,and touch not the unclean thing and I will receive you. 2 Corinthians 6:17
And be not conformed to this world: but,be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,that ye may prove what is that good,and acceptable,and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2
But he that endure till the end,the same shall be saved. Matt.24:13