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EDITORIAL: ACROSS BOUNDARIES
"This issue of DreamSeeker Magazine crosses boundaries of faith, cultural, national, worldview understandings and more.."
POETRY BY MARY CANTELL: WINTER GARDEN BABY
"Days are growing longer they say / when January’s pines stretch to loosen. . . ."
POETRY BY CHERYL DENISE, GRADE EIGHT
"I dream of Jason swinging his arm around my shoulders, / whispering something wonderful."
IS THE ICE MELTING NEAR YOU?
Dorothy Yoder Nyce
people of faith ready for a thaw? To allow religious "ice" to melt,
will members loyal to given faith traditions hold to their sacred
understandings yet credit insights present in religions?"
MY DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE: LEARNING TO SAY "WE" AND "I" OR PERISH
claiming the mantle of Christianity, adamantly oppose efforts to
develop public policies that increase the possibility for everyone in
this country to meet their families’ basic needs."
BRIDGE TO THE OTHER SIDE
Annie E. Wenger-Nabigon
think about my ancestor’s beautiful farm on the shores of Susquehanna
River and wonder if spirits of the massacred people ever visit there.
Did my ancestors know the Conestoga people? Does my genetic heritage
carry connections to the Paxton Boys who committed that crime?"
THE GRAY AFTERNOON OF THE SOUL
"How can the gray afternoon of the soul bring growth and meaning for us?"
Five Hours East
OUR FAITH, LIKE MARGARET'S
had to sit with my discomfort and frustration not just with my relative
wealth but living in an oil-rich country so neglectful of its citizens."
ON CRAZY INSTITUTIONS
me a "crazy" system is a system turned against itself. The main
criterion of a crazy system lies in the incompatibility between its
incentive structure (that which motivates people) and the ends on the
basis of which the institution is defined or specifically justified."
Books, Faith, World & More
REMEMBERING THE CIVIL WAR: REVIEWS OF UPON THE ALTAR OF THE NATION AND OF MENNONITES, AMISH AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
asks whether the 620,000 Civil War dead died in vain. He cannot believe
that this would be so and indulges in what I consider questionable
The Turquoise Pen
A GREAT IDEA
NoŽl R. King
biggest thrill by far was finding a 100-year-old thought of Albert
Einstein’s, stuck like a piece of tape to some old great-aunt’s cookie
FAMILIES: WHERE TORMENT AND TRANSCENDENCE MIX
Michael A. King
"When families are able, imperfectly though truly, to confront their torments, they can become zones of amazing grace."