My relationship with a friend has been transformational for me. This summer, that friend, a thirty year incarcerated inmate, has spent the summer doing maintenance work at our church. I have been moved, challenged, and excited as I talk with Jean about his upcoming baptism. Psalm 18 reminds us that God will protect us from “the violent man.” I have seen God doing that work, using the only tool that God has, the gift of love.

Read "Rescued from the Violent Man!" from Ed Olfert, Grace Mennonite Church, Prince Albert or listen below

Are your celebrations, traditions, and significant life transitions as meaningful as you'd like them to be? Some holiday gatherings tend towards the superficial and overly-commercial, and there are many moments (career changes, miscarriages, beginning adolescence or adulthood, divorce, adoption, health scares, and many more) that don't typically have traditions or rituals associated with them. There is great potential in all of these "holy days" to fill our lives with meaning, process our emotions, strengthen connections, and to celebrate our values. And so, as we often have this summer, we ask: how is what wAre your celebrations, traditions, and significant life transitions as meaningful as you'd like them to be? Some holiday gatherings tend towards the superficial and overly-commercial, and there are many moments (career changes, miscarriages, beginning adolescence or adulthood, divorce, adoption, health scares, and many more) that don't typically have traditions or rituals associated with them. There is great potential in all of these "holy days" to fill our lives with meaning, process our emotions, strengthen connections, and to celebrate our values. And so, as we often have this summer, we ask: how is what we're doing working for us? And how could we do better, particularly by intentionally bringing out the spiritual elements of these moments?

 

Read "Make it Holy: Celebrating SK Day" for some of Joe's thoughts on the purpose and benefits of rituals and celebrations, a sample gathering to celebrate "Saskatchewan Day", and some workshop scenarios to spark ideas for creating your own rituals or listen below.

 

What is God up to on the farm these days? Remembering, nourishing, rooting, and surprising. At least, that's what we found on our trip to the farm. What will you hear?

Read "Church on the Farm"

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