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A bend in the road: Shifts in life require making turns

12.9. 2019 Written By: Laurie Oswald Robinson 856 Times read

This article comes from the December issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “The unexpected.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month.     On July 7, I awoke to an eerie scene. My husband, Al, lay face down on the living room floor as our two cats slinked around […]

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Journeying with the grief of our stillborn child

11.18. 2019 Written By: Ben Wideman 748 Times read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “The unexpected.” For more stories on this theme, see the December issue of The Mennonite. I still remember the phone call I got from my wife while I was at work. “Come home now…. Something’s not right. I can’t feel the baby moving.” Though we tried to convince […]

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Journey with church at Iglesia Menonita Aposento Alto in Wichita, Kansas

11.11. 2019 Written By: Jaime Cazares Jr. 213 Times read

Photo: Jaime Cazares (right) and his family. Photo provided by author. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Journeys with church.” For more stories on this theme, see the November issue of The Mennonite. When we read about the early church, such as in Acts 2:42-46, we tend to focus on the ideal church and […]

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Hopes for the church

11.4. 2019 Written By: Dennis R. Edwards 812 Times read

Photo provided by the author This article comes from the November issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Journeys with church.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. “Church is something I go to, not something I’m part of.” A young person made this statement as they were leaving the […]

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Living with power as paradox

10.7. 2019 Written By: Lee Snyder 507 Times read

Photo: Lee Snyder, the first woman academic dean at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Photo from EMU. This article comes from the October issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Positive uses of power.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. On the campus of Bluffton (Ohio) University, next […]

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Amid medical needs, The Corinthian Plan provides support through sharing, mutual aid

9.23. 2019 Written By: Duncan Smith 980 Times read

Photo: Jane and Mark Roeschley. Photo provided by the Roeschleys. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Faith-filled responses to health-care costs.” For more stories on this theme, see the September issue of The Mennonite. Jane Roeschley, pastor of Mennonite Church of Normal in Normal, Illinois, and her husband, Mark, had not had a catastrophic […]

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Making God’s love practical in health care

8.30. 2019 Written By: Anne Blackwood 267 Times read

Photo: Anne Blackwood at work. Photo by Scott Byram This article comes from the September issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Faith-filled responses to health-care costs.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born […]

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