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Brooke Natalie
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I'm a Mennonite by birth, a liberal by choice, an idealist out of habit and a revolutionary on my better days.
I'm a Mennonite by birth, a liberal by choice, an idealist out of habit and a revolutionary on my better days.

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Listening for Water
Yesterday I preached my very first sermon. Here it is: I love the imagery of God as water. In the desert context of the biblical authors, water was precious, necessary and all-powerful. Scriptures are full of this imagery - the Living waters which offer eve...
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I have nothing to say
I have nothing to say. With the recent attention being given to the abhorrently violent institutional racism in this country, so many people seem to have so many things to say. My Facebook feed has been full of lament (and some blaming and defensiveness). M...
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Therapy is Awesome!
(Sung to the tune of "Everything is Awesome" from The Lego Movie) The first place I experienced therapy was with the counselor at my elementary school. I had just gone on AD/HD medication and so I was meeting with her weekly to assess whether the medication...
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On Accountability
I've been struggling. I'm anxious about the direction my life is heading. I'm consistently overwhelmed at work. I'm still getting over my breakup. My room's a mess. My dishes aren't done. My bathroom hasn't been properly cleaned in weeks. I'm just strugglin...
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Halloween
It's Halloween!!! While I love Valentine's Day the most of all holidays, Halloween is the most fun because nearly everyone is on the bandwagon with me. I feel like with Valentine's Day, I have to convince people that it doesn't suck. Pretty much everyone ag...
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Halloween Party
Okay, so you obviously already know of my love for holidays. I mean, I went all out for Labor Day , of all things. And, while Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday, Halloween is a very close second. Growing up, my parents did not ascribe to whole "Hallowee...
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On Choosing Joy
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds. ~James 1:2 In the wake of my father's death, I found myself doing something strange. I identified anything good that had come of his death, and clung to it. I know this s...
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Birthdays
I think I've probably told you enough times that I love holidays . I love celebrations and joy and presents. I love the break from the routine that usually comes in the form of a day off or a party (or both!). I love gathering with friends and doing somethi...
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Bible Story
Occasionally I like to post something I wrote for a theology class while in college. Today I am posting my retelling of the Biblical Narrative that I wrote for my Narrative Theology Senior Seminar course at Goshen. Telling the Bible Story as a narrative was...
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Sabbath: A Holy Reset Button
Did you miss me last week? If you can believe it, I literally just forgot. Not like, kinda forgot, but also kinda remembered like the week I was going to the Nisly campout; but legit didn't think of it once all week until Friday at 5:30pm when I was talking...
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