Love is a Verb: Loving through brokenness

Colleen Whigham-Brockington is in her 15th year serving as the administrator of Precious Life Ministries and is an advocate for children with special needs. She has over 25 years of experience working in children’s ministry and is a member of Norristown New Life Nueva Vida Mennonite Church. Colleen lives in Norristown, Pennsylvania and is the […]

Love is a Verb … is accessible!

Kathleen Nofziger Yeakey is executive director for Anabaptist Disabilities Network (ADN). She lives in Goshen, Indiana, with her husband and four teenage children, and is a member of North Goshen Mennonite Church. She was drawn to her position with ADN two years ago out of her personal experience with disability in the form of anxiety […]

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Love is a Verb: A simple message of welcome, now more than ever

By Walt Wiltschek HARRISONBURG, Virginia (Mennonite Church USA) – Who would have thought that 11 words on a small, cardboard sign could have such a monumental impact? Yet like the biblical mustard seed, quite a bit of good had sprung from this one small idea that began a year and a half ago at a […]

Love is a Verb: What is the most loving thing to do?

Erin Bradley volunteers full-time at two organizations through the Ameri-corp program, Public Allies. Coming from Kansas, she now enjoys the change in view and lifestyle that San Antonio provides. In free time, she enjoys being creative and involved in art, watching movies and exploring new places and activities. “Let all that you do be done […]

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February 2017: Love is wholeness

The following is an excerpt from Love is a Verb: A one-year spiritual practice resource, written by Leo Hartshorn. The resource explores the 2017 convention theme Love is a Verb through the lens of Richard Foster’s six spiritual streams. Download the entire booklet from the Mennonite Church USA resource center. The holiness stream Then Jesus […]

Love is a Verb: I am because we are

Elisabeth Barahona considers herself rich because she has the privilege of sharing life with her amazing husband and three children. Professionally, she is a licensed clinical social worker at Maple City Health Care Center in Goshen, Indiana. She is an artist, beauty-seeker, life-learner, justice-pursuer and ever on a quest for her soul. Marriage is a […]

Love is a Verb: Do we still neighbor?

Edgar Stoesz grew up on a farm near Mountain Lake, Minnesota. After working for MCC 35 years, he is retired in Akron, Pennsylvania.  He has served on numerous boards and written several books, including Doing Good Better: How to be an Effective Board Member. A version of this story first appeared in the Atlantic Coast […]

Love is a Verb: I love myself — a story of revolution

Jenny Castro is communications associate and coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project for Mennonite Church USA. This article originally appeared in the fall issue of Mennonite Women USA’s Timbrel magazine. When my spouse Jake and I decided to marry back in 2001, we knew we weren’t ready to “build our family” quite yet. We […]

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January 2017: Love is attentive to God

The following is an excerpt from Love is a Verb: A one-year spiritual practice resource, written by Leo Hartshorn. The resource explores the 2017 convention theme Love is a Verb through the lens of Richard Foster’s six spiritual streams. Download the entire booklet from the Mennonite Church USA resource center. The contemplative stream Introduction The […]

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Love is a Verb: Pregnancy Circles empower through community

By Kate Lichti GOSHEN, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — In the Gospel of Luke, when Mary visits Elizabeth, the two mothers-to-be are so filled with joy and the Holy Spirit at their meeting that Mary is emboldened to prophesy. At Maple City Health Care Center (MCHCC) in Goshen, Indiana, staff and patients are also witnessing […]