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Lent: The promptings of faith

3.18. 2019 Posted By: Elwood Yoder

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. I like Abram’s response when God offered him a covenant (Genesis 15:1-18), part […]

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Lent: We must delve into ourselves

3.11. 2019 Posted By: Lauren Francisco

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. It is incredibly easy to become lost. More than ever, people look toward […]

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Lent: Sharing ashes on the go toward wholeness

3.6. 2019 Posted By: Ben Wideman

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. One of the first times I attended an Ash Wednesday service was during […]

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And God did nothing

3.30. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

“Dad! Dad! Daddy, Daddy, where are you? It’s dark. It’s getting darker. I cannot see. Are you near? Where are you? You promised to always be near me. You promised to always protect me! Dad! Where are you? Why are you not here?” This is the hardest passage in the Bible for me to read. […]

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On leaving Egypt, wanting the Promised Land (and why Resurrection is just so hard)

3.29. 2018 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

I had always thought the plagues of Egypt were intended to punish Pharaoh for ruthlessly holding God’s children as slaves in his land. Clearly his exploitation and the hardness of his heart begged for judgment in the clearest way possible. Pain and suffering. It totally makes sense: The Pharaoh must suffer enough to finally be […]

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Grow your family’s faith with worship ‘At Home’

2.7. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

One of the best ways to pass faith on to your children is to worship together with them at home. 1 This is why www.AnabaptistFaithFormation.org brings you the free Advent and Lent At Home family devotionals: to give you the tools you need to have the family faith conversations that grow faith in children and […]

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Agonizing in the unknown

4.15. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Driving an hour north to a cancer hospital to conclude if I had cancer or not was agonizing. From the moment I had discovered a mass on the back of one of my legs, I had been troubled. A month had gone by with different types of blood work, x-rays, an MRI and finally, here […]

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