In search of sexual purity

Friday, October 16, 2015

The men’s prayer meeting had barely begun when he lay his head on the table and said, “I just can’t win over pornography.” I now know that many…

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Naked Anabaptists

Thursday, October 1, 2015

“Do you like the public bath?” asked Yoshifumi Tanaka, my host in Osaka, Japan. I was visiting speaker for the 65th anniversary celebrations of Nihon Menonaito Burezaren Kyodan. “Some people are not sure about them.”

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The nonviolent parent

Thursday, October 1, 2015

While setting up our tent in the sweltering heat of Osoyoos, B.C., my husband and I struggled to keep an eye on our two-year-old who was wrestling with…

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God’s witnesses to the ends of the earth

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Answering the call to mission “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all…

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God before, behind and right now

Monday, September 14, 2015

I grew up broken. Acknowledging I needed help wasn’t new. But the extraordinary thing cancer taught me is that in brokenness I can minister. And God shows up….

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Seismic shift in Pennsylvania

Friday, September 4, 2015

The 2015 Global Youth Summit (GYS) radically shaped my Anabaptist Mennonite faith. Not because I necessarily learned specific theological understandings, nor even saw God in a new way; no, my faith was transformed because my perspective of the church shifted.

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Go gentle into that good night

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The intricacies of science fiction movies tend to make my brain short-circuit. Interstellar was one such film for me. However, what caught my attention wasn’t the space stations…

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Prayer: Who answers whom?

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Everywhere I’ve lived and travelled, Christians and congregations pray. Yet many Christians tell me they struggle to pray. That prompts me to ask: Why do Christians pray? Do…

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Father to gang members

Monday, June 1, 2015

It was September 2013. We were visiting El Progreso, a church plant by the Mennonite Brethren conference of Colombia in partnership with MCC. It’s located in Cazucá…

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Intern journal: Soup’s on!

Monday, June 1, 2015

The soup was plentiful. During the week of Jan. 18–25, 2015, I had nine bowls over four community church lunches. What was more significant than the soup, though,…

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Discovering God’s plan A

Monday, June 1, 2015

This winter I spent some time stuck in the hospital. I’ve never been a fan of slowing down, but coming to a dead stop felt almost like torture….

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Women of valour in DR Congo

Friday, May 1, 2015

How do they do that? Several women were holding an aluminum pot they had made for sale in the local markets. I thought such things were only available from retail stores, bought from factories. Apparently not.

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Global nomads: navigating the challenge of transition

Thursday, April 9, 2015
ReBoot 2014 participants

“I was really homesick and had a lot of nervousness when I returned from the mission field to start university. Before, when we visited Canada, I knew we’d be going home to Thailand soon, but now I think, ‘Wow, I’m here for four years!’”

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The power of the Cross(es)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The first time I visited Lithuania, pastor Valdas picked me up from the Šiauliai (pronounced “show-lie”) train station and asked, “You want to see something unique? We have a little time before our meeting.”

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No greater reward than sharing God’s love

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A little girl changed my life. I met her during a short-term mission trip to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where she attended one of our Bible camps.

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