Oh to Be Mennonite and Single

March 27, 2017

I briefly considered calling this post “Mennonite and Single,” but that sounds too much like a profile I might put on a Mennonite dating site—a “here I am, come and get me” type of  line. Several of my non-Mennonite friends, concerned about my lack of a husband, have actually suggested I start a dating service such as that . . . MennoMatch, Mennonite Mingle . …

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Eat, Drink, and Be Mennonite, for Tomorrow You May Diet

December 31, 2014

“Only Mennonites,” I thought Christmas evening, waiting in the food line behind an assortment of brothers and sisters, nieces and grandparents. Ham, turkey breasts, turkey with barbecue, dinner rolls, lettuce salad, cranberry salad, mashed potatoes, corn, sweet potatoes, chicken noodle soup, cheese ball and crackers–all spread out on the cupboards of our farmhouse kitchen. In the library, the dessert table resided over limited space. Rice-Crispy …

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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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