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Beauty: A language of the soul

5.28. 2019 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA 265 Times read

From a very early age, I experienced God’s love through the beauty around me. I felt God’s faithfulness as I marveled at the sky change in and out of its many coats. I felt God’s goodness as I held up a piece of kim (Korean for “seaweed”) against the beaming sun and counted all its glorious shades […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

5.24. 2019 Posted By: Ben Tapper 118 Times read

Here are five things worth paying attention to this month. I recommend selecting one or two and jumping in over the next week. 1. I recently finished reading (actually, listening to) The Alchemist, and it reads like a pre-modern version of my own life and longing. If you’ve never read it, stop what you’re doing […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

5.17. 2019 Posted By: David and Leann Augsburger 402 Times read

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across in your daily lives. 1. Rachel Held Evans called every woman to step boldly into her own place. We find ourselves a part of a worldwide digital community sharing grief […]

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May recipe: Lebanese-inspired tomato and cucumber salad

5.15. 2019 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds 154 Times read

I, Paul, travel a lot for work. A favorite ritual after each trip is to try and bring some of the new flavors back to our table in Haiti. In a small way, it makes these long trips and hard-to-imagine places a little more understandable for our two curious toddlers. This Lebanese-inspired cucumber and tomato […]

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Smells like the Holy Spirit

5.13. 2019 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA 455 Times read

The closing worship service for #MennoCon19, the Mennonite Church USA convention to be held in July, will be based on Jesus’ sending words to his disciples in John 20. Traditionally, the sending message at the end of our national conventions is a charge to answer the call to live into the great commission and witness […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

5.10. 2019 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo 398 Times read

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across in your daily lives. 1. Deb Detwiler Late last month, my Goshen community lost Dr. Deb Detwiler, professor of music at Goshen (Indiana) College. For over 20 years she taught […]

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An overdue letter to Rachel Held Evans

5.7. 2019 Posted By: Ben Wideman 2,154 Times read

Dear Rachel Held Evans, I’m writing with an overdue note of appreciation. Last week’s news of your passing shook me at a deeper level than I anticipated, and I wondered if putting words on paper would help me process some of what I have felt. I think my first memory of you was hearing about […]

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