Year: 2013

A Christmas I’ll never forget

If my brother had not lost his harmonica, we might have missed the whole thing. It was Christmas Eve, 1968, and I was 11. My oldest brother, a Bob Dylan… READ MORE

The Things of Christmas

Right now my kitchen counter is full of cookbooks, menus, and lists as my family gets ready to host a variety of guests over Christmas and New Year’s. So today… READ MORE

The Dove Visits Our House Each Year

December at the Eby house means watching Dove Tales. While we watch this DVD at other times of year, it gets played most often in December. Ever since we bought… READ MORE

A Personal Best!

Steve Carpenter How many church services have you gone to in one day? I wasn’t trying for a record, but recently I spent a week in Minnesota for my work… READ MORE

‘Tis the Season to Pause

Guest blog post by April Yamasaki, author of Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal (Herald Press, 2013). This year from Advent to Epiphany, my church is following the journey… READ MORE

Gratitude for Risk Takers

Guest post by Melissa Miller Just over two years ago, I received a surprising phone call from Dave Bergen (MC Canada, Executive Minister, Formation)  inviting me to serve as board… READ MORE

Art + Words = Graphic Novels

By Mary Ann Weber At one point in my life I would never have imagined that I’d ever read a graphic novel. But then I met Jerry, who eventually became… READ MORE