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Friday round-up: Five things worth paying attention to this week

7.21. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite 120 Times read

David and Leann Augsburger are two semi-retired people who co-lead a home base church (Peace Mennonite Church, Claremont, California) and volunteer to welcome, care and connect people in the San Gabriel valley. This week we are talking about: 1. Trees: Redwood trees, millennia old, vertical columns in a forest cathedral, ferns cover their feet, slanted rays of […]

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You’ve got a place

7.20. 2017 Posted By: Hannah Heinzekehr 316 Times read

Hannah Heinzekehr is Executive Director of The Mennonite, Inc. This editorial appears in the August issue of The Mennonite magazine.  Every once in a while, my kids (a 2- and a 4-year-old) like to have a dance party. Days after returning from the Mennonite Church USA convention in Orlando, I walked into the room to find one […]

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Wait for the wind

7.19. 2017 Posted By: Byron Pellecer 89 Times read

Byron Pellecer is Associate Conference Minister for Western District Conference. This piece originally ran in the WDC Sprouts newsletter.  Wait for the wind to blow and then allow this wind to take you. While living in Florida, I often went to Biscayne Bay for a walk, meditation or to enjoy the sea breeze. I remember […]

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July recipe: Turkey Feta Burgers with Yogurt Curry Sauce

7.17. 2017 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds 79 Times read

The Hungry Hounds is the food blog of Paul and Rebecca Shetler Fast, Country Representatives for Mennonite Central Committee in Haiti.  Learn more about MCC Haiti at their new blog: In the hot month of July, famous for feasting and barbecues, we wanted to share one of our favorite burgers. These healthy Turkey Feta Burgers […]

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What’s in a name?

7.14. 2017 Posted By: Jessica Schrock Ringenberg 990 Times read

Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg is an apostle serving at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, Ohio.  We sat in the church office, confused and in tears. It was a scenario I have experienced too many times before. My friend trying to figure out what it means to be a pastor. “I know I was called for a reason.” […]

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Choosing Love

7.13. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA 63 Times read

Barbie Fischer finds her energy in helping people be restored to God, to themselves and their communities. She is often found goofing off with the two teens she mentors, facilitating restorative justice workshop with her organization Restorative Encounters  or hanging out with her church family at Ambler (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church. Barbie is communication manager and administration coordinator […]

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What comes next?

7.11. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite 144 Times read

Marathana Prothro is assistant professor of communication at Bluffton (Ohio) Univeristy. This editorial ran in the special youth convention edition of The Mennonite magazine that she helped to edit in Orlando.  LET ME FILL YOU IN on a little secret. This exuberant rush, the on-top-of-the-world feeling you have right now, is not going to last. Trust […]

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