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My Mennonite Faith Statement

Today I will become a member at Berea Mennonite Church.  I had to write a faith statement for the ceremony.  Here it is: Before I can remember, my mother knelt me down beside my bed, and led me in what … Continue reading

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Recap of a Crazy Week

Last week was a blur. On Monday our friend Virginia passed away.  We were over at the family’s apartment most of the day.  What a tragic situation.  Her 6 kids are working through it, each in their own way.  Tori … Continue reading

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Christ’s Mass

Two days ago we passed the darkest day of the year.  It is known as the Winter Solstice (here in the Northern Hemisphere).  There are deep spiritual implications to the day with many religions providing their own interpretations.  Some focus … Continue reading

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Why I’m Literally Voting Jesus for President

Let’s cut the crap.  Whether you vote for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama this November, you are essentially voting for the same guy.  I’ll grant you, they do a heck of a job convincing people that they are wildly different … Continue reading

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The Birth of Vocation – Gardening as a Ministry (Part 3)

I rarely talk about this on here, but I actually believe I have received a prophetic burden and message.  There is a lot I could say about that, but I will say very little except that about 4 years ago … Continue reading

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The Birth of Vocation – Gardening as a Ministry (Part 2)

3 weeks ago I was in Minneapolis. Now I am in Atlanta.   A lot has changed since I realized my vocational calling was to garden with God.  I’ll pick up where I left off. After tending a garden with … Continue reading

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A Devotional

  Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, And to take Him at His Word; Just to rest upon His promise, And to know, “Thus says the Lord!” Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him! How I’ve proved Him o’er and … Continue reading

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The Birth of Vocation – Gardening as a Ministry (Part 1)

It was February (4 embarrassing months ago) that I ended my last post in this series with a cliff hanger.  I pray no one held their breath to hear the rest.  We have been so busy with the doing, that … Continue reading

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From Winter

I am striving to leave behind the hardest winter of my life.  All around me, life is bursting forth.  The Sun’s great light warms the Earth, the birds sing overjoyed.  Yet I, like the still barren trees, am waiting to … Continue reading

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Tattoos

As a lovely wedding gift, a family member, who is a tattoo artist, offered us free tattoos.  Now, we do not have any moral concerns with the idea, but there is a lot to think about and I want to … Continue reading

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