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Please Reveal your Love

Advent 4’s theme is “Oh, that you would reveal your love.” My reflections on this theme are based on a recent exposure I had to subliminal Old Order Mennonite courtship practices. Last Sunday evening I was privileged to participate in … Continue reading

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A light to the nations

Here’s a reblog from the MCC Ottawa office, edited by one member of my congregation and written by another, who is serving MCC in the troubled Middle East.  May reading it help you be a light in whatever circumstance you … Continue reading

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Looking for Peace

Two millenia ago, many people who were longing for peace came to the Jordan River to hear John the Baptist. The longing for peace continues at the Jordan, even as many pray for the peace of Jerusalem, of Syria, of … Continue reading

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Looking for Hope

After closing the church year with last week’s “In Memoriam” blog, it is time for me to turn my thoughts toward the Advent of Jesus and the theme of hope. On that note I need to let you know how … Continue reading

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Joining Love at Work

My Advent-At-Home Devotional booklet for this fourth week of Advent includes this prayer: “God, thank you for changing things with your love. Help us see and join your love at work, even when we are waiting for change.”It’s a simple … Continue reading

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Reaching for Joy

A colleague recently inspired me with a story about her grandmother, who survived both world wars in Europe and then lived on in Canada to the ripe age of 99. This woman had survived much sorrow, poverty, and trauma, but … Continue reading

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Peace in the bleak midwinter

We finally made it out to our favoured retreat spot this weekend. But it was cold, and windy, and we never managed to stay outside for more than 20 minutes. Once we had warmed the place we enjoyed our natural … Continue reading

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