Category Archives: Whole-life Stewardship

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Home again, home again, jiggety-jog

As we rounded the last corner and arrived back home, I would often repeat the nursery rhyme, “Home again, home again, jiggety–jog”.  Home means different things to different people and in different situations, but I said the rhyme in recognition … Continue reading

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A Day at the Top of the World

(This post originally appeared in the December, 2016 issue of FMC Connections, a newsletter published by First Mennonite Church, Newton, KS.) Wednesday, November 9. We wake at 6:45 a.m.  Foochy, our Japanese Spitz house dog, waits outside our bedroom door. … Continue reading

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Population Shock

It has taken us awhile to realize why, but walking in Kathmandu is a totally different experience from walking a similar distance in Newton. In Newton we would often take a walk to relax after a hectic day, or as … Continue reading

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Connections

Saturday, the normal day of worship in Nepal, we chose to continue attending the church right beside our home even though Nafzigers were gone.  The pastor graciously gave an English summary of the message; otherwise we observed the praise and … Continue reading

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Tourists for a Day

This is the week of Dashain, the biggest holiday of the year in Nepal.  It is the equivalent of Christmas for family reunions and gift giving.  Our employees were given double salary for the month and a week of vacation.  … Continue reading

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Tuesday morning debate

Yesterday morning, Dale knocked on our bed room door and said, “You should go up on the roof.  The mountains are clear.  You can see all the way to Pokhara.”  We had just opened the live stream to the Trump-Clinton … Continue reading

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Charitableliving.net Re-boot

Cookie and I started charitableliving.net about eight years ago with the dual purpose of keeping in touch with family and friends and encouraging others to step out of their comfort-zones and make life choices which increase love, grace and justice … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Cookie: Take Us with You

Beverly Bartel Regier wrote: Yesterday afternoon we stopped by the funeral home during visitation for our friend, Cookie, who passed away on Monday.  Cookie’s sister was just beginning to set up memorabilia from Cookie’s life.  She had stacks of photos, … Continue reading

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Cookie’s Memorial: Circles™ of Hope

It has been a week since Cookie’s funeral and burial, but the flowers are still beautiful as they sit in our dining room window.  I’ve tried to resume a semblance of routine which has been hard since everything I do … Continue reading

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A full life, joyfully shared

Several years ago Celeste Kennel-Shank, visited Newton regularly as an editor of the Mennonite Weekly Review. She became a regular house-guest and friend.  Her tribute to Cookie has been published in the November 14 issue of MWR. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2011 David Wiebe

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