Monday, May 17, 2021

Relating to adult children

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Just as a wedding is only the beginning of a marriage, your child leaving the nest is just the beginning of a new relationship....

The gift of God

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“That every man may eat and drink and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God” (Eccl. 3:13). This verse is easily...

Stepparenting with the mind of Christ

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If I’m honest, the thought of being a stepmother has long terrified me. Disney movies are indeed formative, for at the age of 5,...

An invitation to understand racism

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“Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. But let justice roll on like a...

Restraint

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After more than 12 years of service overseas as a pioneer missionary, I made the transition back to North America. In the midst of...

A Mennonite tesserae

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I have learned who I am through my Mennonite experience. From my initial church youth group experience, short-term summer mission trips to Mexico with...

God’s blessing or white privilege

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One of the qualities instilled in me growing up was gratefulness. It was a cardinal rule: Always say “thank you,” and show appreciation for...

She’s difficult

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“She’s difficult.” These two words were all it took for me as a university administrator to deny a colleague a seat at the table. With...