Journeying to the next stage

Saturday, July 1, 2017

What I’ve learned about end-of-life care I lay on the pullout chair on one side of his bed; my sister on another. We wanted to be there, but…

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Between two worlds

Saturday, July 1, 2017

I first met Phil on a sunny Tuesday afternoon in his private room up on the palliative care unit. He was a retired engineer in his late 70s….

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Memory from MAID – July/August 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

space  space “If youth has something to do with the success with which a home for the elderly can be run, Donwood Manor should [prove to] be a…

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Plant small?

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Is church planting only for large churches? North America is mesmerized by a mindset of bigger and better, influencing congregations to think only large churches can reproduce. In…

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What’s new in aging: six 21st-century themes

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The BBC used to produce a weekly situation comedy called Waiting for God. It wasn’t about faith or theology; it was about retirement home residents awaiting the end…

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Good advice for the third ⅓

Thursday, June 29, 2017

An annotated bibliography Renowned Mennonite Brethren author Katie Funk Wiebe wrote six chapters and acted as editor of a notable compendium, Life after Fifty: A Positive Look at…

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A covering of love

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Passing Quilt at Menno Place Chaplains and spiritual care volunteers at Menno Place share vigil with those who are dying alone. They have initiated the Passing Quilt…

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Love and Joy in the Spirit

Monday, May 1, 2017

“It’s all about love.” This was the message of PK, one of the leaders of the work among the Khmu, on the final night of The Church on…

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Memory from MAID – May June

Monday, May 1, 2017

  space  space Circa 1973, Helen Goertzen plays accordion and Decilo Guevarra plays guitar as Christians worship and sing together. Photo from the Herta J. Voth collection.  space…

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Small steps in our stories reveal God

Saturday, April 29, 2017

In the family of God, we never stop growing. The Board of Faith and Life invites MB churches to delve deeper into discipleship together at EQUIP Study Conference 2017….

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God’s work in a refugee camp

Saturday, April 22, 2017

I have no nationality. I am just of Jesus Christ. My name is Safari and I have been a refugee for more than 20 years…because God wanted me…

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An invitation to kindness and generosity

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Pov.ology: a resource for churches “To be called to be evangelists is not just to be proclaimers or talkers – it’s to be people who carry the reality…

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A Community Psalm

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Community Psalm worship the Lord, honour him in word, deed and community; honour too your siblings, and welcome all into your home. you are my alpha and…

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Why should we pay attention to the Reformation anniversary?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting 95 theses on the doors of the churches in the city of Wittenberg, Germany, including the All Saints Church.

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How beautiful are the feet

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A tale of two slippers over three-and-a-half-decades of ministry A pair of slippers crafted from fine leather, we caught the eye of a Canadian couple visiting relatives in…

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