November 2016

How to Love an Abuser

November 28, 2016

Last week, guest blogger Rosanna Brubacker wrote about domestic abuse, specifically abuse that goes on in conservative Anabaptist circles. We were both astounded by the large readership that one post gained and happy for the positive responses. Obviously, the reality of abuse and how to deal with it is a needed subject in conservative Mennonite circles. But how to deal with the abuser himself? What …

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That Day We Call Thanksgiving

November 23, 2016

I think I sensed it before I got out of bed this morning: a certain happiness, a lightness in my spirit like the light peeking through the edges of my closed blind. I got up, opened the blind. The room flooded with white light. Snow on the ground! So that was it. I am always happy on the first day of snow, that first glimpse …

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What Mary Doesn’t Tell

November 21, 2016

Today’s post is from Rosanna Brubacker, who blogs at Thyme On My Path: “Mary!” Ben yelled.  “Get downstairs and check your soup!  It’s boiling over!  How dumb can you be?  Don’t you know that you just don’t walk off when you’re cooking?  Hurry!” “I’m coming.”  Mary called back.  Quickly she scooped little Jerry from the changing table and grabbed his pants. She hurried down the …

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