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Deep breath, count to ten: How patience will change the world

My grandma always scolded, “Never pray for patience, because God will give you opportunities to practice.” Now before you get images of a sweet timid little Mennonite woman knitting in a rocker, you have to imagine a frontierswoman, in the eastern plains of Colorado, planting wheat one moment and cutting the head off of a […]

Living a Seasonal Life

We are removed from the seasons. With the exception of farmers and gardeners who grow their own food, the rest of us depend on the grocery store. We can buy our tomatoes in February, gather together our fruits and vegetables from all over the world and carry them home to our heated houses. It doesn’t […]
And the leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations…

And the leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations…

22 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding […]

‘Living the Apocalypse’ – Holy Week 2020

“Mom,” our eight year old said in a serious tone, “this is kind of like a zombie apocalypse, but without the zombies.” We finally decided to take the kids somewhere away from our house to ride bikes on a trail after more than a week of staying home. They felt like they were breaking the […]