Mission is our prayer

Monday, May 1, 2017

As I looked upon the 230 people from at least 35 countries (and more cultures) who attended the ICOMB consultation on mission and prayer, I was excited and hopeful about what God wanted to say to us. But I also had a burden about a few things. Both elements were active in my presentation.

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The inescapable call of global mission

Monday, May 1, 2017

The inescapable call of global mission Have you ever felt that you were a part of something big? Maybe you were part of a national political movement. Maybe…

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To walk together in a good way

Sunday, April 30, 2017

In my younger years, my family’s history in Canada sparked a feeling of pride. In the late 1700s, my father’s family settled in Upper Canada, and my mother’s…

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How to encourage global service workers

Friday, April 28, 2017

Here are some ideas from MB Mission’s regional mobilizers on how churches can encourage their global workers. Support existing friendships. Fostering genuine friendships takes time and presence, and should not…

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The parable of the ostrich

Monday, April 24, 2017

Have you ever seen an ostrich? Though awkward and gangly, these birds have a unique way of operating under attack. When threatened, the ostrich attempts to hide itself by lying flat on the ground and sticking its head into the sand. If this technique doesn’t work, it tries to run away. If cornered, the ostrich goes on the offensive with a kick of its powerful legs.

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Learning to bear witness

Friday, April 21, 2017

What all comes to mind when you hear the phrase “being a witness”? Does it necessitate speaking or being active? Can one bear witness simply by listening? I…

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Who is my neighbour?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Who is my neighbour? I met my twin in Germany in 2012. His name is David Wiebe. I was struck by the similarity of our physiques. But unlike…

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The world is watching

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  The world is watching Do you have a love-hate relationship with anticipation? It is often exciting to wait for a birthday package to arrive in the mail…

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With gratitude

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The apostle Paul’s words to the Ephesian church describe my heart for the Mennonite Brethren churches of Canada. “Ever since I heard about your faith…and your love for…

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Unity in the global family

Sunday, January 22, 2017

We seek a partnership that is rooted in profound mutual love, ordered around mutual submission and that participates in economic sharing unfettered by ugly paternalism or unhealthy dependency not only as a gospel demonstration of our unity in Christ, but also for the sake of the mission of God in all the world.

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Come, Holy Spirit

Sunday, January 1, 2017

“Honey, let me hold your baby.” My husband Dave and I were happily sitting in a pew at Cariboo Bethel Church, Williams Lake, B.C., when this woman offered…

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Winds of the Spirit in Brazil

Sunday, January 1, 2017

  Winds of the Spirit in Brazil “The pulpit is no longer central to church life and outreach. We now serve and help the community as the foundation…

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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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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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Olive orchard bears fruit of peace

Friday, December 9, 2016

How would you feel if your government blocked your driveway with dirt and concrete, and told you it was illegal to remove the debris?

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