How to Be a Mennonite Author (First Clue: I Don’t Know)

July 25, 2017

My good friend/adopted little sister and I set out for Nashville, Tennessee, last week to pick up books. Lots of books. 988, to be exact, because Lucinda J. Miller, who always overdoes everything, got the brilliant idea not only to be an author but to sell her own books. Lots of them. Ask her in about a year from now how that’s going for her. …

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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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