Letters March 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Look to Bible, not Confession of Faith Re “CCMBC Statement re: Nutana Park Mennonite Church.” I appreciate the willingness of Willy Reimer and CCMBC to respond with what…

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Jaded or joyful givers?

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The fabled tooth fairy has yet to make an appearance at our house. When my daughter lost her first tooth last fall, she vehemently refused to put it…

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Who are the people in your neighbourhood?

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Is that song running through your head right now? It’s Bob and his Sesame Street friends cheerfully singing about the people in their neighbourhood – the grocers, garbage…

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Have a “thin” Christmas

Monday, December 1, 2014

As Ler La told us his story of freedom and faith in broken English, we all felt the presence of God come near. Ler La’s family lived in…

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The power of “like”

Saturday, November 1, 2014

My home sits on a lovely boulevard in Winnipeg. The oaks and ashes provide hours of entertainment for the dozen or so children on the block. They climb…

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La difference – in you

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ta vie peut faire la difference. “Your life could make the difference.” That was the tagline of MB Mission’s ACTION program in France this summer. A collaboration with…

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Prayers for Iraq

Monday, September 1, 2014

On August 17, Canadian conference executive director Willy Reimer invited churches, in solidarity with thousands of other Christians around the world, to pray for the people of Iraq….

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Gathering top four

Friday, August 1, 2014

In June, I attended Gathering 2014, the Canadian conference’s biennial convention. This year, the event was held in Vancouver at Westside Church’s The Centre – an amazing meeting…

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Spun around

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I met Jesus on Winnipeg’s Osborne bridge one day. Volunteering for a local bike advocacy group, I was shivering at my post that morning when I encountered the…

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Rising from the waters: The celebration of baptism

Sunday, June 1, 2014

I was raised in the Roman Catholic church. My rebaptism in the Mennonite Brethren church was a defining moment in my life. I invited my parents to the…

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Mission, ministry and mothers in faith… many reasons to celebrate

Thursday, May 1, 2014

This month, the Herald is coming to you with a hefty 44 pages of celebration! In preparation for Gathering 2014, we’ve chosen to highlight some things happening within…

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Ready for resurrection

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Every Easter, I carefully place a bowl of pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs) on my table as a colourful and meaningful centrepiece. The eggs are hand-decorated treasures of times…

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Altered landscapes

Saturday, March 1, 2014

This past winter – with its harsh weather, treacherous driving conditions and dismal power outages – reminded me that God is the sustainer of all things. As spring appears, I’m reminded that God is also the one who makes all things new: melts the ice, cracks the facades we hide behind, brings fresh hope, transforms our circumstances.

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Butternut squash soup for the soul

Saturday, February 1, 2014

There’s nothing quite like a bowl of butternut squash soup on a cold winter day. I like to season mine with earthy cinnamon and nutmeg. Others prefer the…

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“Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night”

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Daily Scripture reading and the Lord’s Prayer are as much part of my elementary school memories as multi-coloured crayons and freshly sharpened pencils. Our class would stand by our desks and recite the prayer together, regardless of faith or creed. Ursula (Lutheran), twins Sandra and Sam (atheist), Zahida (Hindu) and I (Catholic at the time) all dutifully prayed at the beginning of each day.

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