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_MG_8217Hello, 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

MJ Sharp: A “Sparkplug” Who Lived and Died for Peace

Perhaps you read about him or heard about him on the news? The young United Nations peace worker who was kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on March 12, 2017, and whose body, along with a colleague's, was found in a shallow grave on March 26? His name...

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Three Glorious Days and a Sign Off Until Easter

O what a wonderful time we had. Three days in a row of joyful frolic. Mother celebrated her 90 years with more than 100 of her closest friends and family. Our immediate family booked the entire Forgotten Seasons Bed and Breakfast. Kathy and Jay Wenger set a lovely...

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Happy 90th, Mother: This Is Your Life!

It's finally here. My mother has been talking about this day for the last six months. "Can you believe I'm going to be ninety?" she asks in genuine amazement every time I talk with her. Her five children, their spouses, children, their spouses, and their grandchildren...

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