Easter celebrations 2016


When I began blogging four years ago, one of my first questions for you old-timers who were there was—How do you celebrate Easter? In my experience it is the almost-missed Christian holiday in the Mennonite church. All sorts of treats and traditions have grown up around our Christmases, including non-overtly-spiritual traditions like homemade candy, piles […]

April 19, 2016

Spoiler Alert: When Jesus healed my freezer

Life around home

“What is that awful noise?!” I said. “Bdddrrrrddrrrrrdddrrrrddrrrrr,” replied a throbbing vibration from the laundry room. I hurried in to look, and found the door of my upright freezer hanging open several inches, the contents melting, and the motor making a fearsome racket. “No! Son, when I sent you for bread an hour or two […]

October 9, 2015

The Lord’s Prayer – My turn

Walking with Jesus

Confession: I have a tall glass of iced coffee in hand, and if I am not very careful I will pick up The Count of Monte Cristo and be lost to the world for the night as a reader instead of a writer. This too would be good. Dantes is an airhead at this point […]

May 4, 2015

The Lord’s Prayer – Your turn

Walking with Jesus

Our Father a good Father, a loving Father and we come to him together which art in heaven what is heaven but where God dwells? is every place you inhabit made heaven? Hallowed be thy name sacred, precious, unblameable Thy kingdom come oh, swiftly Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven […]

May 3, 2015

Is that really how I look?

Walking with Jesus

We all have those moments, don’t we? Mine happen when I walk past an unexpected mirror in a department store, or see a candid photo taken by a friend. Is that really how I look? I’m not sure if it’s because I spent so much more time looking in the mirror when I was a […]

April 16, 2015