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Hello, friends. I’m the author of a memoir about growing up Mennonite called Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World. I was also a college president and professor (Goshen College), and a foundation executive (Fetzer Institute). You can read more on my about page.
I will be the Kilian McDonnell Fellow at the Collegeville Institute during the fall semester 2016. My topic is Jubilación: Vocation in the Third Age of Life. Come along by following my blog and signing up for my one-paragaph weekly email Magical Memoir Moments.
Most recent blog posts
After the grandchildren leave, the house heaves a sigh. Some of the objects left behind carry the stories and await the next visit.read more
Adult children visits, Celtic Pilgrimage, writing assignments, family vacations, and preparation for a fellowship in the fall. All these promising events are rising or are about to rise. How to help them converge? I made a decision.read more
If you rubbed a magic oil lamp and Aladdin offered you only one wish, what would it be? I’d ask for wisdom. The story of King Solomon, who famously chose wisdom, made a deep impression on my in my youth, and later I prayed often for wisdom as a mother, teacher,...read more