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Category Archives: Family life
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.
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
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
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by Amy Yoder McGloughlin, Mennonite Pastor and parent of two teenagers. On Sunday I baptized two young people in my congregation–one was thirteen, and one was thirty. Both talked–from their own developmental place–about the…
I’ve never thought about crumbs at Communion before, and don’t come from a sacramental tradition, but I love the way Laura Kelly Fanucci reflects on them. I’ve added a photo of a formerly controversial South African poster which inspired me … Continue reading
Feet, with their unique toes, are marvellous and intriguing human appendages. Years ago, I easily identified my fiancee from a group of ‘hidden’ men by identifying him by his toes. When we get to know our babies, we marvel at … Continue reading
This week’s texts feature the faith of Abraham and Sarah. What was it about their faith journey of Abraham and Sarah that gave them faith to believe such a preposterous promise as becoming becoming father and mother of God’s people … Continue reading