This post comes out of a commitment I made to myself shortly after I started this blog. But to understand why, I need to tell you the beginning. I had sought to publish some short articles through Mennonite publications, but the lists of prerequisites of what is and is not okay to put in said … Continue reading Yes, I’m Mennonite, and Why That’s Not the Point
How Job, Dorthy Sayers, Jeremiah, and I are all but fragments of One.
I still don’t know him real well and probably never will. He was a friend of my cousins at one time, he traveled as a hobby to do short term missions, and ended up marrying my co-teachers sister. I sang with him at a wedding many years ago. He was quiet and appeared confident in … Continue reading Defined
Five things that I have learned while blogging this year: 1.Community Writers of all types post on blogs because they want to get read, want feed back, want connection with people. In exchange, they are expected to read, like, post comments and follow bloggers to build a cyber community around themselves. Although my online community is … Continue reading 1 Year of Blogging & What I Know Now
Marking first grade compositions is not for the faint of heart or the phonics illiterate. It's time consuming and deciphering their spelling can almost feel like reading another language. But, ask any of my co-teachers who blandly smile at my latest favourite or titter quietly at a silly anecdote, and you would know that I … Continue reading Why I Enjoy Marking 1st Grade Compositions
I found it tagged on to the end of Jesus' parables of the kingdom, words from the Word in a verse I've read often--but never seen until now. Ironically, this is a shadow of its message. Raised in an Anabaptist, Bible-following, church-going family, I have been instructed in the Kingdom. Accepting Jesus as my Saviour … Continue reading Privilege of a Scribe