A Joyful Pilgrimage: My Life in Community by Emmy Arnold

By Emmy Arnold

Emmy Arnold was once born in 1883 in Riva, Latvia, to a well-liked relatives of lecturers. As an grownup she became her again at the middle-class milieu of her upbringing and married Eberhard Arnold, a innovative public speaker. In 1920 the couple left their Berlin domestic and based a rural commune that also exists within the Bruderhof, and as a Christian communal circulation within the united states, united kingdom and Australia. this can be a biography and background of Emmy Arnold's lifestyles and paintings.

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They had seen enough! There was sharp-shooting, brother against brother. Fighting took place throughout the city, and when we traveled by electric streetcar, we had to ride lying flat on the floor. Luckily the firing would cease twice a day, while the children were walking to and from school, picking their way through the streets on boards that had been laid across the trenches for them.  A Joyful Pilgrimage The Wnd Blows It is hard to describe the Revolution of 1918–1919. There had been plenty to indicate that unrest was brewing: people had been certain the war would be short, and that Germany would win it, and both hopes had proved to be utterly wrong.

We are like fires through the darkness burning And though we may burn for a single night, Yet joy upon joy in wealth o’erflowing And light to the land our fire has brought. Soon we began to look for actual possibilities. Workingclass friends favored a settlement in the country, which would give people like themselves a chance to visit us there, away from the industrial towns. We ourselves were contemplating a house in the city, in collaboration with the fellowship we had helped to create in Halle in  A Joyful Pilgrimage The Wnd Blows 1907.

Eberhard did a lot of traveling as he looked for a suitable place. Then a letter from Georg Flemmig, a teacher from Schlüchtern, suggested possibilities in that region. His letter came as a call to us, a challenge to live in the manner of the early church. Flemmig told us that groups who lived in the same spirit of expectation were to be found in every part of the country; that the movement was not confined to our own circle. So Eberhard traveled to Schlüchtern to get acquainted with the group gathered there.

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