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Getting Personal: Unexpected Gift of Mennonite World Conference 2015

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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Thanks for the Memories Aunt Olly

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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Finding Christian Community on the Margins 1

 I am inspired by people who live in Christian community. Especially when those communities integrate people who wouldn’t feel welcome in my middle class congregation, even if we reached out hospitably. Recently I joined a neighbourhood group, called Houseblend Ministries, … Continue reading

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The Glories of Living on the Edge

  My FB friends have been posting pictures of spring’s glories for months. I’ve been able to experience some spring in other places as I traveled with my work.  But now it is finally coming to my home! Is it … Continue reading

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Facing Dark Mountains

This Blog post from Practicing Parents includes a powerful story for all of us who need courage to face the next challenge, but it also reminded me of the blessings I used to get from engaging deeply with a  class … Continue reading

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Companions of Change

Canada Geese migrate over Manitoba. They add colour and context to our life rhythms. A few stay around all summer, but in spring and fall they become our special companions as we prepare for significant changes. Their various calls and … Continue reading

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Encountering God who anoints us

This past week I was in Iowa for a Mennonite Camping Convention. Meeting with Camp Folk who are passionate about nature, campers, and their faith is always a highlight, and this year was no exception. A highlight was officiating at … Continue reading

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