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    HOW DO I LOVE THEE

    February 28, 2019

    I laughed last week as I read that in a 1950’s “Home Economic” book it advised wives to be smiling, silent and subservient.  Advice for husbands included: “If the wife is ill, phone from work to inquire about her” and “keep your wife equipped with modern labor saving devices.”  Is it any wonder...

  • Two Swords?

    February 20, 2019 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Scripture
    Why did God give such violent instructions in the Old Testament if Jesus' disciples are commanded to lay down the sword of man and only carry the sword of the spirit?
  • Growing in Prayer

    February 6, 2019
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Leadership
    Isn't it is so easy to have the same pattern and rhythm of prayer for years?  Fortunately, we have access to a few of Jesus’ prayers to help us expand and enrich our prayer life!
  • In The Light

    January 23, 2019 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Commune Together, God's Character, Leadership
    As Christians, we know that we should be creatures who enjoy the warmth of the light of Jesus.  But it can be very difficult to understand practically what actually means.
  • Joining the Father's Work

    January 9, 2019 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Commune Together, Leadership
    What is God up to in 2019?  Where is He moving?  What is He making?  How can I join Him?  New Year's resolutions ought to begin with these kind of questions.
  • Spiritual Winters

    December 12, 2018 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, God's Character

    Recently, our family watched one of my favorite movies, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.’   I’m drawn to the Narnia series because of the powerful and allegorical ways in which the author, C. S. Lewis, depicts spiritual realities.  For example, his depiction of the Creator and Savior of the world as Aslan the...

  • Oh, Christmas Tree...

    December 10, 2018 Tom Linderman
    Filed Under:
    Faith

    Most families with children have a Christmas tree up in their home by now.  These coniferous artworks are loaded with spiritual object lessons!  Here are a few that come to mind, I’m sure there are others you can think of too.

    There is the star resting on top, reminding us of the star of Bethlehem. It led the wise men who brought...

  • A Season To Refocus

    November 27, 2018 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith

    A few months ago, our daughter began to experience sporadic headaches which made it difficult for her to focus at school.  After a discussion with her teacher and an eye appointment, the ophthalmologist confirmed our suspicions.  Yes indeed, her eyes were changing…for the worse. 

    After a few weeks of anxious waiting, our...

  • Condition of the Heart

    November 7, 2018
    Filed Under:
    Faith

    What is the condition of the human heart, apart from a relationship with God?  Your answer to this question profoundly affects the way you view the world, yourself and the Bible. 

    The prophet Jeremiah describes it as “deceitful and desperately wicked” ( Jeremiah 17:9 ).  Jesus reaffirms this perspective in Mark 7:20-23...

  • Hospitality Habits

    October 23, 2018
    Filed Under:
    Commune Together, Leadership

    This fall marks the five year anniversary of joining the ministries of First Mennonite Church as your Lead Pastor.  Over the past years, I have grown to deeply love you all and consider it an honor to call FMC our church home.  Over the past few weeks, I have also been overwhelmed by the baked goods, meals, gifts and notes of...