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Mennos dancing with the stars

I can’t tell if Menno Simons (pictured below) is excited about Monday’s solar eclipse or disappointed in our sketch of him. Or maybe he just doesn’t like our reworking of the hymn “Will you let me be your servant.” Blame … Continue reading

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Comforted by Mennonites

Rainbow quilters were back on Monday! I could hear their wonderful chatter and the purring of their sowing* machines and it filled me with hope that somewhere in the world, someone would be comforted by their compassion. According to the … Continue reading

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In the valley of weeping

Psalm 84 has been on my mind this week, especially this phrase: As they go through the valley of Baca… Baca is often translated as “the valley of weeping,” a place of adversity, dry, devoid of water and nourishment. Some … Continue reading

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Life tips

  If you were asked on the spot to give a room full of 100 K-8th graders a life tip, what would it be? And what would it be if you had to say it in one sentence, using fewer … Continue reading

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Mennonite Church USA Pep Talk

Next week, July 4-8, Mennonites from across the US will gather in Orlando, Florida for the Mennonite Church USA biennial convention. I have spent my whole life going to these conventions so it feels weird not to be going this … Continue reading

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A walk down memory boulevard

Today’s blog post comes by way of Brenda Beachey, who grew up attending Rainbow with her siblings and parents, Bonnie and Jake. Brenda now belongs to Village Presbyterian Church in KC “Of all the gin joints…” OK… the Vox Theatre … Continue reading

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A Father’s Day to remember

On Father’s Day, June 15, 1986, my 13 year old brother Timothy died as a result of drowning. Timmy suffered from epilepsy probably due to a brain injury at birth. It is believed he had a seizure while swimming, which … Continue reading

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