The Holy Spirit living in us

Sunday, January 1, 2017

  When you hear the words, Holy Spirit, what’s your first thought or emotion? Are you filled with excitement and hope? Do you have a sense of fear…

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Telling the story of Jesus

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Have you ever witnessed an amazing athletic feat? Were you there when a celebrity came to town? There is something exciting about “being there when it happened,” isn’t there?

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On the Holy Spirit

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Spirit is the believer’s seal…. There is great comfort here, for the Spirit’s presence in our lives is the guarantee that God in the last day will…

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What does God’s glory look like?

Sunday, January 1, 2017

God is holy. God is glorious. God is robed in splendour. All true. All hard for me to wrap my finite human mind around. And maybe that’s the…

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The Fruchts of the Spirit

Sunday, January 1, 2017

space  space Students at Steinbach Bible College present a declamatorium (chancel drama) on the fruit of the Spirit in 1941. The boxes list in German the qualities from…

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From Front Porches to the Ends of the Earth

Friday, December 30, 2016

“Between 85 and 90 percent of Christians don’t know their neighbours’ names,” says Anna Marie Geddert, community ministries pastor at Jubilee Mennonite Church, a joint MB/Mennonite Church congregation…

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The Light of the world

Thursday, December 1, 2016

This article was first published Dec. 5, 2003 Christmas is a season of lights. They glimmer in candles, glow on trees, are strung into twinkling shapes. These lights,…

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Why?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Watching my grandchild, I look forward to the stage when she’ll ask “why” 10 times, and then once more. She’ll be laying essential foundations for life. Adults also…

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Rich in good deeds

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Churches are known for generously donating funds to mission projects, but some share an even more precious resource – their volunteers – with another church, camp or school, building God’s Kingdom together through good deeds.

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How do you practise everyday generosity?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

 …………..  ……………………… I try to practise the fruit of the Spirit in dealing with others, especially with my family. When my youngest says, “Mom, watch!” for the 100th…

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Freely, we have received

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

As a young surveyor, John Stoughton Dennis witnessed the first arrival of Mennonites from Russia to Manitoba in the summer of 1874. Dennis was intrigued with this group…

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Drive-thru generosity

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Have you ever gone through a drive-thru and arrived at the window to pay for your order, only to find out that the person in front of you…

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A refugee Christmas

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Christmas cheer in a bleak time space space In 1929, the local people hosted a Christmas celebration for the Mennonite refugees in the camp in then-Hammerstein, Germany (now…

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Prayer permeated

Friday, October 21, 2016

A summer student reflects Through a project focused on Mennonite Brethren and Indigenous peoples, I discovered that Mennonites played a significant role in creating the issues facing Indigenous…

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Life together at CMU

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mennonite Brethren and Mennonite Church faculty reflect on life together at Canadian Mennonite University: “A community of people working together at a common project”

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