December 2014

Two Women

December 22, 2014

In my last post, I wrote about shining piles of Christmas gifts. I have been given so many gifts in my lifetime, and one of the most highly-treasured is friendship. My dear friend Naomi Newman is the author of the following post. ****** Some of the most wonderful things about life are the surprises that come out of nowhere and enrich us. In 2013, I …

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Shining Piles of Christmas Gifts

December 15, 2014

We didn’t believe in Santa when we were young. We never hung a stocking, never put up a Christmas tree, never strung Christmas lights. We did celebrate the birth of Christ. We did sing Christmas carols, bake Christmas goodies, and hold a day of family celebration. And this one thing we did in abundance: we opened up piles of shining Christmas gifts. I still remember …

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NOT Maintaining My Mennonite-ness

December 8, 2014

What Is Mennonite-ness? A friend told me recently that I should blog about maintaining Mennonite-ness in an unceasingly wired and media-oriented world. She is full of fascinated questions about my lifestyle–questions such as: Is it true that you drive only black cars? How does a bald Mennonite woman pin on her cap? Can Mennonites make rum cake? What I view as normal life, she views …

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