“I grew up in a home where we knew ourselves to be new immigrants to Canada. My parents were amongst the first of the 1920s wave of Mennonites to come to Canada from Ukraine, and I learned stories from them.” – Harold Jantz
The intent of my writing on the precious nature of hymns is to share their impact on my discipleship and encourage you as disciples to consider supplementing your own devotional time with hymns. A part of my spiritual respite with the Father includes singing or reading a hymn. It is a discipline worthy of any follower of Jesus.
In the words of Brad Sumner, there are three things that hold us together as Mennonite Brethren, ‘shared convictions, shared relationships, and shared activities.’ Our shared relationships and activities come from a variety of places including events such as National Assembly, PCO, and EQUIP. Our shared convictions on the other hand, directly point to our MB Confession of Faith.
Normally when we think of rest, we think of physical rest. Or we think of zoning out in front of Netflix with a yummy snack. But what if the rest we seek is not the rest we need? Finding appropriate rest will help you implement sustainable practices for greater resilience. Today we’ll explore two types of rest.
While careful definition is important and provides insight, the pursuit and refining of such definitions cannot do the work needed to come to a nuanced understanding of patience in the Bible. Simply noting the terms cited above, one can already see that, taken together, they begin to offer a multi-faceted meaning that does not rely on a clear distinction of meaning.
- inspirationalMB HeraldPeople and Events
“It was perfect timing,” he said, adding cars started rolling by and dogs barked right after the time of silence ended. “If felt like God was with us.”
“I want to personally thank Ingrid for her many valuable contributions to our family of churches, particularly her care and oversight of our confessional agreements. I pray God’s grace and wisdom as she takes on new challenges and opportunities.”
- inspirationalLife & FaithMB Herald
Now is a time for rest. As leaders, many of us want to jump right back into the vision we hold so dearly. The time for marching will come. But now is a time for rest.
“I can really identify with the homeowners and their need for a home. Everyone needs a good home.”