Tag Archives: yearning

Truth and Reconciliation with the Grandmothers

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

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Roots and Wings

Originally posted on Practicing Families:
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…

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Earth Day Challenges

I had an absolutely lovely Saturday. It was warm and sunny in southern Manitoba. My husband and I turned over our sorry looking boulevard, lovingly added compost and grass seed in hopes of greening up our section of street frontage. … Continue reading

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5 ways of “Opening our eyes to God’s imagination”

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

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5 Things I learned about Creating Safe Places for Abuse Survivors at Communion

This was the focus of a day long workshop I attended at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary on Jan 25, 2015. I’ve often thought about the difficulties this amazing ritual has for children and others who are not yet baptized, but … Continue reading

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Open letter to young parents

I follow a number of parenting blogs to stay in touch with parenting issues for those with young children. These bloggers often comment about melt downs in the grocery aisles and other issues related to strong willed children. They lament … Continue reading

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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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