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What to do when the juice dries up

1.11. 2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Marlene Kropf is a retired professor and denominational minister who lives in Port Townsend, Washington, where she continues to offer spiritual direction and lead retreats and Celtic pilgrimages.  She is a member of Portland (Oregon) Mennonite Church  and serves on the steering committee of Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network. This post originally ran on the Mennonite Church […]

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December Faith Formation Checklist

12.3. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Listen for God’s heart with these podcasts. In this season of Advent, God invites you to slow down and listen for God’s heart for you. Here are three podcasts to help you enter God’s Presence. On the Eighth Day A simple way to read and listen to the lectionary texts each day. On Monday, Nick […]

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Wednesday Call to Prayer

11.15. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Each Wednesday, we’ll be publishing a prayer. We invite you to add your own concerns, praises, worries and more and to join us for a midweek pause to pray for our church, our communities and our world.  This week’s prayer is from David Gray, Mission Minister for Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference.  Dear Lord, We, your […]

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Watching for God at work

10.3. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Nancy Kauffmann is a denominational minister for Mennonite Church USA.  After every convention, our youth group at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana, gives a report to the congregation. Each member of the youth group responds to three questions, one of which is, “Where did you see or experience God at work while at convention?” […]

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On trauma and a path toward healing

8.3. 2017 Posted By: Erica Littlewolf

Erica Littlewolf is from the Northern Cheyenne tribe of southeastern Montana and currently lives in Kansas. She works for Mennonite Central Committee Central States with the Indigenous Visioning Circle where she is committed to the work of decolonization, authentic relationship and healing. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and American Indian Studies […]

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A prayer for those recovering from denominational meetings

7.25. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

June Mears Driedger is a writer and spiritual director. This prayer first appeared on her website.  Loving God, Compassionate God— We gathered to do the work of the church which we believe is your work. We were sincere, hopeful, uncertain, and anxious. We were eager to see old friends and anticipated making new ones. We […]

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The quest for perfection

6.28. 2017 Posted By: Ben Wideman

Photo: Alex Honnold scales El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.  A few weeks ago rock climber Alex Honnold climbed the 3000 foot face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in just under four hours. What makes Honnold’s attempt from this past week so impressive is not simply the short amount of time it took […]

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