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Facing COVID-19 in a Native community

5.27. 2020 Written By: Erica Littlewolf 74 Times read

Photo: Jayshaun Bigback (left) and Daejae Spotted Elk give out food to elders in the community from Voices of the Sacred, a nonprofit run by Krystal Two Bulls, executive director. Photo by Krystal Two Bulls This article comes from the June issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Community in the face of COVID-19.” Read more reflections […]

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Beauty matters

5.26. 2020 Written By: Janice Wiebe Ollenburger 255 Times read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “The presence of beauty.” For more stories on this theme, see the May issue of The Mennonite. Beauty matters. It feeds my spirit and focuses my mind. It helps me breathe deeper and relax. It brings me joy. I love to make beautiful things, see beautiful things, use […]

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What makes us human

5.18. 2020 Written By: Dona Park 327 Times read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “The presence of beauty.” For more stories on this theme, see the May issue of The Mennonite. Entering an art museum was entering a sacred space. It was pristine, laden with recently lacquered wooden floors, lit with warm lights and surrounded by silence, with the exception of the […]

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Death and suffering as God’s medium for transformation

5.18. 2020 Written By: Mariah Martin 645 Times read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “The presence of beauty.” For more stories on this theme, see the May issue of The Mennonite. “Mariah, I wish you were my mom.” These are sweet words to hear fall from the mouth of a little girl, until you remember that this particular little girl doesn’t have […]

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Vernal pools in Appalachia

5.11. 2020 Written By: Steven David Johnson 257 Times read

Photo: Spotted salamander egg mass. Photo by the author This article comes from the May issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “The presence of beauty.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. When considering aesthetics, amphibians may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But as a […]

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Beauty that saves the world

4.27. 2020 Written By: Sara Wenger Shenk 898 Times read

This article comes from the May issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “The presence of beauty.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, your […]

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Whispers of hope: Finding resilience in the face of loss and sorrow

4.20. 2020 Written By: Melody M. Pannell 434 Times read

Photo: The author’s mother. Photo provided by the author. This article comes from the April issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Resilient hope.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength […]

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