Monthly Archives: December 2013

Christmas is nothing…

On Tuesday night, over 100 people attended our annual Christmas Eve Service. We sang carols, heard Scripture, and lit candles. At one point we sat in the darkened silence and let the words from John wash over us: In the … Continue reading

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When Sunday morning worship is canceled…

When Sunday service is canceled the pastor….FRETS! Did she make the right decision? Will people think she didn’t have a sermon prepared? Then, her mind wonders to the Sunday morning offering that might have been (She keeps waiting for that … Continue reading

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A day in the life of staff at Rainbow

We had a delightful staff Christmas lunch this week. We also had some fun with the camera (thanks Phil Rhoades!) I thought I’d share the JOY that is our staff by posting these photos, as well as a friendly quiz. First, … Continue reading

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Thank God for Visual Artists (and Owyn)!

The Visual Arts Committee at Rainbow Mennonite has done it again! They have created a beautiful visual center piece at the front of the Sanctuary. It’s not easy what they do, but thank God they persevere and stick with it! … Continue reading

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Going and coming home

Jesse and I traveled to Newton, KS, for Thanksgiving. We took a road into North Newton that had us go by Bethel College Mennonite Church (where I used to be associate pastor) and our old home (pictured here). I was … Continue reading

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It takes a village (puppets help, too) to tell the Christmas story

My mom was often in charge of putting together the church Christmas programs when I was growing up. That means I’ve been in TONS of nativity productions, playing the part of Mary, Joseph (I had short hair most of my … Continue reading

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Looking for the pineapple (kingdom of God) among us

My good friend, Lisa, got us hooked on the television show, Pysch. One of the many, cool features of this show is that a pineapple appears in every episode. Sometimes I spot it, sometimes I don’t. Regardless, I look for … Continue reading

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