Once upon a princess

Friday, June 1, 2012

Raising daughters of the King Raising a daughter is not for the faint-hearted. Parents battle a world that does everything possible to open innocent eyes and awaken inappropriate…

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What is a transitional restoration pastor?

Friday, June 1, 2012

During my 20 years of pastoral work, I’ve often wondered why God called me into vocational ministry. I never felt general pastoral ministry suited me very well. Now,…

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“God cares about you!”

Friday, June 1, 2012

Does God really care about me?” Family Life Network’s Beautiful Unique Girl (BUgirl) interns reach out to young girls in an attempt to help them find an answer to this question.

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Born to be me

Friday, June 1, 2012

“I’ve been told I’m fat and ugly more times than I can count.” Because she had heard the same message over and over, the student believed it was true. She hated herself, and covered up with makeup.

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Recovering holy ground

Friday, June 1, 2012

Sometimes God speaks on mountaintops. He spoke to my father, and 70 years later to me, in a barn. When my parents, Johann and Liese Dick, arrived from…

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My father’s words

Friday, June 1, 2012

When I decided – in my confident, teenage way – to go to university in a city far from family, I didn’t really know how alone I would…

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Trees and streams

Friday, June 1, 2012

I’ve never worked on a farm or in agriculture, but I know the key principle of the industry: everything needs water to grow. Very little thrives without it – plants, trees, even humans.

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Columbia Bible College Commencement

Friday, June 1, 2012

Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., celebrated the 2012 commencement ceremony Apr. 21 at Northview Community (MB) Church, Abbotsford, B.C., awarding 54 certificates, 45 diplomas, and 50 bachelor degrees. Joanne Pepper, dean, Canadian Pentecostal Seminary, delivered the commencement address, A Missional Life.

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June Transitions 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Introducing Steve Savage, Jonathan Silverthorn, Jeff Siemens, Stacy Kuhns, Heidi Schmidt

Changes for Jason and Corina Reimer, Aldon Loeppky

Farewell to Kristen (Willems) Durston, Terry Sawatzky, Paul Loewen

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Control of MCC programming shifts north: $2.5-million Wineskins process wraps up

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mennonite Central Committee’s four-year, $2.5-million review process is over, and the single most significant outcome is a power shift from MCC’s Akron, Pennsylvania office to its Winnipeg office. MCC binational, the arm of MCC that administered international programming out of Akron, was dissolved Mar. 30, and its work handed to MCC U.S. (also in Akron) and MCC Canada, which had long wanted a role in overseas programs.

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CMU Commencement

Friday, June 1, 2012

On the weekend of Apr. 20–Apr. 22, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, formally recognized the accomplishments of its students during its 2012 graduation exercises. Bachelor degrees were awarded to 78, program certificates to 2, and masters to 6, including MB students Gladiola Kehler, Nathan Koslowsky, Carolee Neufeld, and Edgar French.

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Raising a Modern-Day Princess

Friday, June 1, 2012

Raising a Modern-Day Princess
Authors: Pam Farrel and Doreen Hanna
At first glance, Raising a Modern Day Princess seems to be a Christian version of Toddlers and Tiaras, deceptively encouraging Christian parents to centre their lives on their children, namely their daughters.

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For goodness’ sake!

Friday, June 1, 2012

In 2001, I was physically and emotionally overwhelmed by a difficult pregnancy and a toddler who wouldn’t stop.

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Gracepoint back to one campus

Friday, June 1, 2012

A Surrey, B.C., Mennonite Brethren church has closed its second campus and reduced its staff. Gracepoint, in South Surrey, had been operating a second site at the Bell Theatre for a more than a decade, but ultimately found the costs (more than $100,000 per year) to be prohibitive.

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Forever grateful

Friday, June 1, 2012

Twenty-two years ago, I was born to two wonderful people, Eugene and Melina Cook. I am the middle child of their three girls. Dad was a traditional aboriginal man; he knew how to hunt, fish, prepare hides, was fluent in our native language. Mom, a lovely and compassionate person, is also fluent in Cree.

This month, the Canadian government’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission will hold a national listening event in Saskatoon from June 21–24.

To find out more about how to engage with the issues, see MCC Saskatchewan, the Peacebuilding on the Prairies blog, Mythperceptions (a project of MCC’s Indigenous Work Program), and the EFC’s Aboriginal Ministires Council…

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