And encouraging word for parents of younger children. Source: The Treasure Within the Putty Advertisements
Reading Melodie’s personal journey of healing between a Mennonite and a Lutheran adds a rich dimension to the official reconciliation between our denominations. Getting Personal: Unexpected Gift of Mennonite World Conference 2015.
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Tagged blessing, challenge, community, ecumenism, friendship, healing, hope
It’s time to unplug and tune in to the beauties of summer and to say good bye. My work life is shifting to pick up some additional duties in a transitional time, so this blog will probably not be … Continue reading
This week I was deeply moved by a phone call by a woman asking about resources on the topic of dementia. It’s a close to home but hard to talk about topic. Here are a few of the real challenges … Continue reading
Posted in Congregational life, Dementia, Differently abled, Family life, Healthy Habits, intergenerational, Parenting, Senior Spirituality, Women's concerns
Tagged blessing, challenge, conflict, dementia, faith formation, family, hope, inter-generational connections, intergenerational, senior spirituality, well being
A local celebrity and shaper of children and childhood has died. Many Manitobans who grew up in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s raced home from school to tune in to Aunt Olly’s Children’s Party on the radio (Station CFAM). Listening to … Continue reading
Photos: Stick Ceremony and Elkhorn Residential School (closed, 1949) Yesterday was a historic day for Canada. After six years of careful listening and recording of the stories of survivors of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools (the last of which closed in … Continue reading
Posted in Abuse survivors, Clothing, Cross cultural faith community, Hope, intergenerational, Lament, Parenting, Senior Spirituality, Truth and Reconciliation Commision, Women's concerns
Tagged challenge, family, grace, grandmothers, healing, hope, Indigenous ceremonies, intergenerational, prayer, Residential school survivors, spirituality, stories, yearning
An interesting blog post on living with poultry and with danger? Do you live braced or brave? I think I live in between. Choosing Brave Over Braced: Living As If My Life Depended on It.
Posted in Confession, Creation Care, freedom, Living with risk, spirituality, Women's concerns
Tagged challenge, chickens, freedom, joy, peace, play, risk, spirituality, stories