Advent: The Bleak Mid-Winter

by Sherah-Leigh photo by the author My mother-in-law is dying.  In May the doctor confirmed a terminal diagnosis, and while we had hoped for more time, the disease progression seems rapid and unrelenting. This time of year that is already busy and filled with heightened expectations is now freighted in a new way; for we … Continue reading Advent: The Bleak Mid-Winter

Retreat Reflection: Be Fruitful

I'm laughing at myself a little bit with the title of this post. My husband and I joke that however else we've failed, we have at least fulfilled the first command ever given to humans (Genesis 1.28), multiplying ourselves by a factor of two! But that's not the kind of fruitfulness I'm thinking about today. … Continue reading Retreat Reflection: Be Fruitful

Retreat Reflection: Sherah-Leigh

Sherah-Leigh Gerber, a pastor at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, shares some of her reflections from the recent Mennonite Women of Virginia retreat. Thanks Sherah-Leigh! The turn from fall to winter was obvious as I hurtled up I-81 headed to my first meeting of the day. The grass had browned; the leaves that remained were muted in … Continue reading Retreat Reflection: Sherah-Leigh