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Advent day 17: Advent is for emphasis

12.19. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Tonya Keim lives in Hesston, Kansas, with her three young children and six rowdy chickens. She works for Bluestem Communities. Reflections on Psalm 77:11-14 and Acts 3:17-4:4. There are certain things we repeat, like teeth brushing, telling the kids to pick up their rooms, lines before performing in a play, basketball practice drills, passwords typed in for […]

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Advent day 16: Talking to Kings

12.18. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Dorothy Nickel Friesen is a retired pastor and area conference minister. She currently volunteers as a grant writer for nonprofit organizations, serves as a consultant to pastors and congregations and will publish her memoir in 2018.  She lives in Newton, Kansas, attends Bethel College Mennonite Church, and enjoys dark chocolate, afternoon naps and trips to […]

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Advent day 15: A holy conversation

12.17. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Dorothy Nickel Friesen is a retired pastor and area conference minister. She currently volunteers as a grant writer for nonprofit organizations, serves as a consultant to pastors and congregations and will publish her memoir in 2018.  She lives in Newton, Kansas, attends Bethel College Mennonite Church, and enjoys dark chocolate, afternoon naps and trips to […]

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Advent day 14: What good is faith anyway?

12.16. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Marty Troyer lives in Houston Texas, which is still recovering from one of the worst natural disasters in United States history: an August hurricane named Harvey. He is pastor of Houston Mennonite Church and the author of The Gospel Next Door: Following Jesus Right Where You Are. Though the fig tree does not blossom,     and no […]

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Advent day 13: The Christmas that was promised

12.15. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Marty Troyer lives in Houston Texas, which is still recovering from one of the worst natural disasters in United States history: an August hurricane named Harvey. He is pastor of Houston Mennonite Church and the author of The Gospel Next Door: Following Jesus Right Where You Are. O Lord, I have heard of your renown, […]

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Advent day 12: Take time to dream

12.14. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Leonard Dow is a Stewardship and Development Specialist with Everence Financial. Prior to this, he served as Pastor of Oxford Circle Mennonite Church in Philadelphia for 20 years. He is married to Dr. Rosalie Rolon-Dow and they have three children.  Science tells us that when we do not dream we become unsettled mentally and physically. […]

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Ushering in a new reality

12.13. 2017 Posted By: Ben Wideman

Ben Wideman is Campus Pastor for 3rd Way Collective at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania.  One of the most moving news stories from this past week was the announcement that rather than picking one single person, Time Magazine has named a group of people, dubbed the Silence Breakers, as their persons of the […]

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