Monthly Archives: February 2013

Rustling among the Leaves

I enjoyed worshipping with Forks Mennonite in part because it reminded me of Marion Mennonite, the church of my childhood and youth. Both of those churches have changed enough through the years that at age 86, changed as I am, … Continue reading

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Pastors – be the Trunk of the Tree!

Malinda Berry’s metaphor of the church as a tree includes the image that pastors should function like a tree’s  trunk that carries nourishment from roots to leaves and from leaves to roots. Many years ago the church sent young men to the Southeast to serve as pastors of newly … Continue reading

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Highlight – Life Among the Leaves

The highlight of this day (Saturday) was reading from every page of the February 18, 2013 issue of the  Mennonite World Review, a magazine that attemps to  put the Mennonite world together.  To me, this reading took me among the “leaves” … Continue reading

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