First Mennonite Church of Morton


  • Abiding in Him

    March 20, 2019 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Faith, God's Character
    What does it mean to abide in God?  Perhaps Jesus' own example may help us understand how to live that out each day.
  • 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.
  • 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...

  • The Complete Story

    January 24, 2018 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Disciple-making, God's Character, Scripture

    Our twins are in a phase of development where, instead of enjoying various books or movies, they often like to repeat the ones they know.  For example, rarely does a day go by when they don’t ask to watch ether ‘Fireman Sam: Heroes in the Storm’ or ‘Cars 3.’  Our family has become so familiar with these...

  • Love and Holiness

    June 28, 2017 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Worship, God's Character

    As we have been focusing on prayer through this year, my eyes have been on the lookout for various prayers that are offered to the Lord from the various writers of Scripture.  This week, I was struck by the prayer which the Apostle Paul prayed for the church of the Thessalonians at the end of chapter 3. 

    He wrote, “May the Lord...

  • Dad Chores

    June 14, 2017 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, God's Character

    At the end of each day, right before I head to bed, I do my “dad chores.”  These include locking the doors, checking the thermostat, picking up random toys, checking on our kids and turning off lights in various areas of the house.  Part of this responsibility comes from some of my own obsessive impulses.  The other...

  • Capturing Mystery

    May 16, 2017 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, God's Character

    Toddlers are fascinating creatures.  For the first time in their life, they can pay attention to fine details and use their fingers to dig, tear, open and dissect.  When their curiosity is peaked, they may stop at nothing until they have studied a new object or explored a new space to their satisfaction.  (At this, this is the...

  • Jul20Wed

    Bucket by Bucket

    July 20, 2016
    Filed Under:
    God's Character

    Last week, our family had the opportunity to spend the week in North Carolina.  While there, took a few trips to the Atlantic coast to enjoy the beach.  This provided us the opportunity to expose our toddlers to the ocean for the very first time.  Their response was unforgettable.  They were terrified!  The roar of the...

  • Mar23Wed

    A Remedy

    March 23, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Faith, God's Character, Scripture

    We thought that we had escaped it.  Sadly, not this season.  The head cold has begun to rummage through our household.  The past two nights, one of our twin boys has had difficulty sleeping through the night due to sinus pressure and congestion.  The challenge is that there is so little that we can do to help him.  We...

  • Nov4Wed

    God Exposed

    November 4, 2015
    Filed Under:
    God's Character
    The end of October seems to be the season of the year when the underlying foundations of our world are exposed.  Tree trunks are visible again as the leaves begin to fall.  Road construction and pipe repair ramp up to beat the frost and remind everyone that our roads are made with hidden re-bar while pipes actually do exist beneath the...