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: […]
Confession: Whatever you think about Simon & Garfunkel, you have to admit the genius. They spun words into dark and silver threads. I have squandered my resistance For a pocketful of mumble: such are promises All lies and jests ‘Til a man hears what he wants to hear And disregards the rest… …All my words […]
…or, Life Lessons from My Week 1. Make *decaf* coffee for an evening ladies’ event. I tried this Tuesday night, and gained an immediate crowd of grateful followers. 2. Drive a group of 2nd-grade girls on a field trip. Today Aarick’s class went to the Erie Zoo. I offered to go along, and was assigned […]
4. When one of my children takes a completely free-choice step toward Good. …and a bonus, because this one cannot be left out: 5. When we sing.