To nestle in his presence


Walking with Jesus

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you. Many are the woes […]

October 15, 2013

Spirit wisdom


Walking with Jesus

Sometimes God’s voice is misunderstood. And from your stories, I know you know the other half of this truth. Sometimes God’s voice is unmistakable. Confession: I am crying now because this is the part that feels too big for my small fingers to type. The Lord Jesus has given us His Spirit. The Holy Spirit […]

October 12, 2013

Mennonites and music


People, Walking with Jesus

Confession: Sometimes I love being Mennonite. This is not a popular thing to love nowadays, and I confess I don’t love it always. Sometimes I do. Our congregation has been working for some time on hammering out what we call our “covenant”—our statements of faith and practice. This spring we had four issues at hand: […]

May 28, 2013

Preschool training


Out and about, People

Confession: All I wanted was to raise kids who were polite and well-mannered; intelligent kids who knew how to think. Well. *cough* They know how to think. You may well say it was a trifling goal, a sideline aspiration. (Most of mine are.) I agree with you, but I still wouldn’t have chosen this Regan-path […]

February 26, 2013

Words from a friend


Walking with Jesus

“In the beginning, O God, your Spirit swept over the chaotic deep like a wild wind and creation was born. In the turbulence of my own life and the unsettled waters of the world today let there be new birthings of your Spirit. In the currents of my own heart and the upheavals of the […]

February 11, 2013