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Tilling soil on stolen land

5.3. 2019 Written By: Luke Gascho 1,345 read

Photo: Luke Gascho in his garden. Photo provided by the author. This article comes from the May issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “God so loved the world.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. I love getting my hands in the soil. To me this is part of what it […]

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Right relationship means giving up power

4.1. 2019 Written By: Sarah Augustine 2,156 Times read

Photo: Sarah Augustine and her son Micah feed a calf. Photo provided by the author. This article comes from the April issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Just Relationships.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Dan, my husband, and I moved to the Yakama reservation in 2006, where we continue to […]

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Let’s play games during Lent

3.25. 2019 Written By: Christine Aroney-Sine 38 Times read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Lent: repentance and transcendence.” For more stories on this theme, see the March issue of The Mennonite. A few years ago, I hosted a series on my blog Godspace entitled “Stop Playing Games During Lent.” Lent is a serious season of reflection, repentance and liberation from habits that […]

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Finding God in improv

3.18. 2019 Written By: Andrea Flack-Wetherald 510 Times read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Lent: repentance and transcendence.” For more stories on this theme, see the March issue of The Mennonite. These days, I experience transcendence on a regular basis, and I experience it in a place my grandmother does not understand. I find the Spirit of God in a place where […]

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Black in America: On coming to terms with our racial history

3.1. 2019 Written By: Regina Shands Stoltzfus 1,879 read

Photo: Regina Shands Stoltzfus. Photo by Olivia Copsey. This article comes from the March issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Lent: repentance and transcendence.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. When I was a kid growing up in Ohio, just about every summer our family loaded up the car for a trip […]

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Sparking joy by letting go

2.25. 2019 Written By: Emily Ralph Servant 819 Times read

Photo: A second-hand table and chairs that were refinished by Emily Ralph Servant and her family. Photo provided by author. “Hold each item, one by one,” Marie Kondo instructs families on her Netflix show. Then she says, “Only keep what sparks joy for you.” Everything else can be thanked and let go. Sparks joy. That […]

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Sacred sorrow: Joining God in the broken place

2.1. 2019 Written By: Cindy Warner Baker 1,248 read

Photo: Gabriel Bauman-Baker with his son, Jonathan (Yoni) at Jonathan Noah’s grave. Photo provided. This article comes from the February issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Transformation.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. We had been married less than a month when the calls began: “This is so hard for me.” “I […]

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