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My journey of forgiveness

10.8. 2018 Written By: Joanne Gallardo

Photo: Joanne Gallardo. Photo by Olivia Copsey. This article comes from the October issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Loving Enemies.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. I’ll never forget when I became a pacifist. I was 12 and not a part of a church. My dad bought an old VHS […]

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An unhurried journey: Walking the Camino de Santiago

9.24. 2018 Written By: Russ Eanes

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Pilgrimage” For more stories on this theme, see the September issue of The Mennonite, available here. For nearly 20 years, the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, beckoned me. Since the ninth century—and possibly longer—pilgrims have walked to Santiago de Compestela, largely along a route […]

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Pilgrimage: From far away to near at hand

9.7. 2018 Written By: Nancy R. Heisey

Photo: H.S. Bender (front, center) enters the Grossmünster in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1952. Photo from the Mennonite archives in North Newton, Kan.; it appeared in a photo essay on Mennonite World Conference in Mennonite Life (June 1978) This article comes from the September issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Pilgrimage.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in […]

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3 principles at the core of church planting

8.3. 2018 Written By: Mauricio Chenlo

This article comes from the August issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Church Planting.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. The Holy Spirit is the architect for new bodies of believers, but it takes people guided by principles to carry out the plans. Calling leaders, sustaining ministry and encouraging multiplication are […]

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Discovering a sustainable peace as I age

7.30. 2018 Written By: Elizabeth Raid

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Aging with Dignity.” For more stories on this theme, see the July issue of The Mennonite, available here. “Great posts on Facebook of your China trip,” my friend said when we met in the grocery store. “Was China on your bucket list?” “Not really” I said. “The opportunity […]

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Continuum of care is an answer to prayer

7.16. 2018 Written By: Larry Guengerich

Photo: Siegfried Wendt. Photo provided by Landis Communities. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Aging with Dignity.” For more stories on this theme, see the July issue of The Mennonite, available here. Siegfried Wendt and his family experienced the upheaval and violence of World War II. Following the end of the conflict, he was able […]

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My father’s journey into dementia

7.3. 2018 Written By: Ardie S. Goering

This article comes from the July issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Aging with Dignity.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Holding out his hand, my 85-year old father beseeched me, “Am I still the same person I was before?” It was a farmer’s hand, weathered and rough from a long […]

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