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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

12.27. 2019 Posted By: Ben Tapper 102 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’ve recently become a pescatarian, and as I’ve slowly begun modifying my diet, I’ve discovered the magic of seitan. 2. What happened to Black Wall Street? White rage burned it to […]

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December recipe: Oat chocolate chip cookies

12.27. 2019 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds 82 Times read

Everyone needs a go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. This is ours. This oat chocolate chip cookie combines the luscious butteriness of the classic grandma-style cookie with the chewy texture and nutty flavor of oats and the rich warmth of extra vanilla. Our recipe is relatively light on chocolate chips, but feel free to amp up […]

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Participating in the waiting

12.23. 2019 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA 229 Times read

I have never been a patient person. When I played football at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, one of my coaches referred to me as a “microwave kid.” I wanted everything to happen now. I have a hard time waiting, and it often fills me with a paralyzing anxiety. At times, I am waiting […]

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From Advent to Christmas: What can we learn from Mary?

12.23. 2019 Posted By: Ben Tapper 206 Times read

Editor’s note: Throughout Advent, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the upcoming Sunday’s Lectionary text. These reflections are archived at themennonite.org/advent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. Christmas Day reading: Luke 2:1-20 My mother’s favorite holiday song is the classic tune “Mary, Did You Know?” It’s a beautiful […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

12.20. 2019 Posted By: David and Leann Augsburger 85 Times read

Christmas is a time of full schedules but also rich conversations. Here are some of the events and issues that get repeated review in our circle of friends. 1. Treasured recipes and family memories. As we plan Leann’s mother Willa’s memorial service this week, we paged through the notebooks of her rich recipe collection and […]

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¡Bienvenido y bienvenida a Meno Acontecer de diciembre, 2019!

12.19. 2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 90 Times read

uscríbase gratis en: menoacontecer@themennonite.org Para leer más historias de Meno Acontecer, visite https://themennonite.org/the-latest/spanishes/ ¿Celebramos o no Celebramos la Navidad? En la tradición de la cristiandad existe la leyenda que Jesús nació el 25 de diciembre. Está leyenda ha sido transmitida por generación tras generación a través de los siglos por las diferentes corrientes de la cristiandad. El […]

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Advent: In the darkness with eyes wide open

12.16. 2019 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg 541 Times read

Editor’s note: Throughout Advent, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the upcoming Sunday’s Lectionary text. These reflections are archived at themennonite.org/advent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. Sun., Dec. 22 Lectionary readings: Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25 I’ve always struggled with how to teach […]

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