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I am a complainer. I almost always feel cold, hungry or tired—sometimes all three at once—and I am almost always vocal about it. Most of the time, unfortunately, I don’t even... Read More
May 29, 2013 | Sarah Ens
Living in a Muslim country has been an amazing experience. The Islamic world had long-fascinated me as something so strange and different from my own context. I would often wonder... Read More
May 24, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
I've still this great list of blogs that people have been emailing me! They share some diverse opinions, and I think they are well worth sharing - so get ready for it. May is all... Read More
May 17, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
It has been a busy few weeks with travel, a new set of courses, and the happy arrival of my Uncle Bob and Cousin Jon. Due to all the activity, my body finally wore down a couple... Read More
May 15, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
This post first appeared on Isaac and Wanda's blog Life in Egypt We are home safe and sound in Egypt after an MCC retreat in Spain. Barcelona is a place we had never imagined we... Read More
May 13, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
This post first appeared on Isaac and Wanda's blog, Life in Egypt We are currently on holiday after a wonderful MCC retreat in Barcelona, Spain! It has been a wonderful and... Read More
May 3, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
As some of you will know from a previous post of mine, I enjoy Mennonite literature a great deal, so I was delighted to be able to attend a lecture on Mennonite lit. this past... Read More
April 30, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
My roommate Julia and I like to hold hands. Walking to the bus stop, walking to class, walking to a theatre, mall, or grocery store, we are almost always holding hands. We like it... Read More
April 30, 2013 | Sarah Ens
I am a wonderful time-waster. My skills at procrastinating are top notch. So when exam season again reared it’s so very ugly head this month, I managed to do just about anything... Read More
April 27, 2013 | Sarah Ens
This post first appeared on Isaac and Wanda's blog Life in Egypt Less than a week ago we bid farewell to my parents Tim and Johanna. They came to Egypt for two weeks and saw the... Read More
April 26, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
Hey there readers! In the last few weeks I've received lots of emails and suggestions of blogs to share. It's now time to start passing some of these on so you can explore them... Read More
April 22, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
This post first appeared on Isaac and Wanda's Blog Life in Egypt We just returned home from Cairo after bidding farewell to Wanda's parents. We enjoyed two wonderful weeks... Read More
April 22, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
In this post-Easter season, I’ve been continuing to mull over the significance of the cross for our faith – and not only because I recently wrote an exam on this topic! I... Read More
April 17, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
Much has been written on this blog about the stories we tell. This narrative perspective is becoming a stronger one in many fields of study, including therapy, education, conflict... Read More
April 16, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
This post first appeared on Isaac and Wanda's blog Life in Egypt I clearly recall our first visit to Beni Suef back in May 2011. We had been living in Cairo for a month, and drove... Read More
April 10, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
Hey guys --- I've decided that April is Blog Month. In the next few weeks I am going to be scouring the internet in search of some unique blogs Mennonite influenced blogs worth... Read More
April 9, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
This post first appeared on Isaac and Wanda's blog Life in Egypt As we reach the two year point in our term, we look back on past blog entries and realize we have not adequately... Read More
April 8, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
This post first appeared on Isaac and Wanda's blog Life in Egypt Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a... Read More
April 8, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
This post first appeared on Isaac and Wanda's blog Life in Egypt Winter has breathed its last breath in Egypt, as recent weather has been unusually warm. While we welcome the... Read More
April 8, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
When I am in Vancouver, I am bad at going to church. I was better last year when my friend Rebecca and I would go, sharing ear buds and listening to One Direction all the way... Read More
April 1, 2013 | Sarah Ens
I think that every season is a time to reflect, and that poetry is a great way to do that. The following poem I love in any season, but particularily at Easter. I want to hear... Read More
March 29, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
When I was in grade 9 or 10 I remember a boy in my class, who wasn’t religious, asking several students if they “supported gay people” or if they thought “being gay was okay”. We... Read More
March 17, 2013 | Sarah Ens
This post first appeared on Issac and Wanda's blog Life in Egypt. Visit the site for a full archive of their posts. Egypt usually appears in the news due to political unrest... Read More
March 16, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
More stories of the past at Kumomoto . Stories that complex-ify . Japan not as a cohesive, evil, military power all seeking destruction of neighbouring nations, but as a land of... Read More
March 14, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
Blame. Hatred. Lament. Ignorance. Shame. Defense. It might just seem like stories of the past, but the struggle for history brings out deep feelings, as I discovered in our visit... Read More
March 10, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk

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