Category Archives: Guest Blog

That’s What the Church is Supposed to Do

By Marta Castillo, Pastor at Nueva Vida Norristown New Life “My mom just said that she can’t handle it!  She is not willing to take care of the kids. She is afraid that it is going to be too much for her. What am I going to do?  I have to go to rehab or I am going … Continue reading That’s What the Church is Supposed to Do

Waiting and hoping on the One who is faithful

by Marta Castillo, assistant moderator (Nueva Vida Norristown New Life) I have been delighted to read the previous blogs in this series, “Esperando: Waiting and Hoping.” When the leadership group chose this theme of waiting and hoping, we imagined that it would take some explaining and enlarging. There was the potential for delegates expressing concern, believing … Continue reading Waiting and hoping on the One who is faithful

Even when we doubt, God fulfills promises

by Danilo Sanchez, Whitehall In my experience, waiting and doubting have a direct correlation. As the length of time that we have to wait increases, so does our doubt. Over time, we begin to ask ourselves, “Is God really listening?” “Does God really care?” “Can this really happen?” “How long do I have to wait?” … Continue reading Even when we doubt, God fulfills promises

Waiting when it’s hard to explain why

by Krista Showalter Ehst, Alpha I recently attended my first high school reunion as a Mennonite pastor. I am a relatively young pastor, and I think for some of my fellow alumni it was a bit strange to hear about my current career path. I was chatting with two folks (not even discussing church or pastoring … Continue reading Waiting when it’s hard to explain why

Why should we wait for the impossible?

by Beny Krisbianto, Nations Worship The words “waiting” and “impossible” aren’t fun words to discuss. The word “boring” is usually associated with the word “waiting” and the word “finished” or “dead” are often related to the word “impossible.” Why do we have to wait, if the thing that we are waiting for is impossible? It seems … Continue reading Why should we wait for the impossible?

Waiting for the pain to end

Michael Meneses

by Michael A. Meneses, Wellspring Church of Skippack It was a cold Sunday morning. It had snowed the day before, and though the church parking lot had been plowed, there were ice puddles everywhere. I was walking across the lot in a no-nonsense, got-business-to-take-care-of way when it happened: my right foot landed on a patch … Continue reading Waiting for the pain to end