Ten Thousand lamentations

Feb 13, 2020 by

The year 2020 did not begin well. We’d all barely finished our portzelky when we were forced to contend with rumors of war and visitations from pestilence. Throughout January, disaster was all around us. But...

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The curious case of Kitchener-Waterloo

Jun 2, 2017 by

As I have mentioned before, I live on the outskirts of one of the largest Mennonite enclaves in Canada. I grew up there. I visit regularly as a lot of my family still lives there. And when I head to a...

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On learning how to be not-that-fashionable

Mar 8, 2016 by

There comes a moment in every female Mennonite’s life when she needs to take a stand and decide what it is that she wants to wear. For some women, that decision is around cape dresses or head coverings. For...

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A funny thing happened on the way to the thrift store

Apr 10, 2015 by

Not really. Nothing all that funny actually happens on the way to the thrift store. Sometimes something mildly amusing might happen and then the little anecdote could be woven into an edifying sermon, but...

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10 ways Mennonites are like hipsters

Mar 20, 2015 by

I’m not the first person to notice a certain similarity between Mennonite culture and hipsterism. Google “hipster Mennonite” and you come up with lots of clever folk out there who have...

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