Amish Sunglasses

I live in Strasburg, Pennsylvania in the heart of Amish Country.  I have close encounters of the 1st kind with Amish almost daily.  (Close encounters of the 2nd kind are when their mules or cows get loose and run in my yard.  The 3rd kind is when I smell the left overs from the animals as it is spread on the fields).

Since I live “among” the Amish, I am expected to be an expert on Amish affairs when someone out the region has a question.  Recently I was asked if Amish were allowed to wear sunglasses.  I couldn’t remember the last time I saw an Amish adult wearing sunglasses so I answered, “it would depend on their church and what the elders have to say.”

The next week I went to my favorite Amish restaurant and I asked the Amish waitress if Amish can in fact wear sunglasses.  She laughed and thought about it and replied, “I don’t see why not.  I don’t know of any rule against wearing sunglasses.”

Hmmm, sunglasses can be very expensive and very worldly.  I think she better do a little research and make sure before she gets in trouble.

Be blessed today in the work of your hands.  Take time to Rest in your Saviors arms!

1 Timothy 2:9

I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes.
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