House Blend sells house

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

“It’s never been just about the house,” says Rachel Twigg Boyce, founder and executive director of House Blend Ministries. Seeking sustainability for another 10 years of fostering compassionate community, ever-evolving ministry is selling the ministry house on its 10th anniversary.

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Commission meets and awards Katie Funk Wiebe research grant

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rachel Twigg Boyce is the 2015 recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s Katie Funk Wiebe research grant. At the AGM held in Fresno, Cal., (June 12–13, 2015), the Commission awarded the grant to Twigg Boyce, currently pastor of House Blend Ministries, an intentional Christian community in Winnipeg that is now seven years old.

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Stories invite risk

Monday, March 31, 2014

Strangers at My Door: A True Story of Finding Jesus in Unexpected Guests
Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Yes, stories are one of the book’s strengths, but to describe it as simply a collection of stories is to miss the point.

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Help for recovery from busy sickness

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal by: April Yamasaki
April Yamasaki’s book invites the reader to ask a series of important questions: What would it take to feel renewed every day? What if we could take time out every day to be refreshed by God?

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Getting past the artificial divide

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Awakening of Hope: Why We Practice a Common Faith
Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
“This book is for people who have a hunch…that God is stirring a new movement in our world today,” writes Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove…

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Good and mad

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Quick to listen. Slow to speak. Slow to get angry. What would our relationships look like if we obeyed this teaching? What would the world look like if Christians obeyed this teaching? Behaving this way doesn’t come naturally to me. Rather, it’s something I need to practice with intentionality.

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Collected essays deepen Sabbath understanding

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunday, Sabbath, and the Weekend: Managing Time in a Global Culture
Editors: Edward O’Flaherty and Rodney L. Petersen, with Timothy A. Norton
Sunday, Sabbath, and the Weekend is a collection of essays that covers a wide range of issues related to Sabbath keeping. Rather than a general treatise on how individuals can keep a personal Sabbath, this book looks at the impact of Sabbath keeping on community and communities – from the local church to the whole world.

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Prayer paves path for urban pilgrims

Friday, April 1, 2011

A new ministry in downtown Winnipeg is unfolding at an exciting pace. Rachel Twigg-Boyce, House Blend’s pastor and leader, is convinced that progress would be much slower but for the prayer – prayer that started four years ago among those with a vision for reaching the inner city with Christ’s love.

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More than self-indulgence and productivity

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

About 10 years ago, I decided to obey God by honouring his command to Sabbath keeping.

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Ministry hosts radical prayer gathering

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals “makes it easier for us to truly live into what it means to be a priesthood of believers,” says Rachel Twigg-Boyce of HouseBlend ministries.

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Insight for innies and outties

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Introverts in the ChurchAuthor: Adam S. McHughI hate the title of Adam S. McHugh’s book. I hate the title, but love the book. The title implies it’s for introverts only. Instead, it’s a book for everybody in the church.

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Home is more than a roof and four walls

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Steven Bouma-Prediger and Brian J. Walsh
Home is more than a roof with four walls
People who pick up Beyond Homelessness expecting to learn what it means to live on the street may be surprised that the book has as much to say about their own life as it does about the lives of street people…

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