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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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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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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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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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On Spiritual Friendship

As a person who works for the church in the area of spiritual formation, I sometimes feel that my ministry calls me to be larger than life. At 5’, that’s a physical, as well as spiritual challenge. All kidding aside, … Continue reading

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Vacation Journey musings

“Journey has been, throughout much of human history, a metaphor that has aided the intellect in understanding what the spirit intuits. Journey happens on so many levels of life, some of which are invisible, many of which are known but … Continue reading

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Across Generations, part 2

Spiritual Grandparenting In today’s mobile culture it has become uncommon for congregations to include three generations of family. Grandparents and their grandchildren often have to make the best of long distance relationships. But congregations have lots of older and younger … Continue reading

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