Why don’t you grab a cup of hot coffee and settle into a comfy recliner as I share my
story with you today?
Hi, I’m Nancy Guenther. I was born into an Old Colony Russian Mennonite family, as
many (maybe most??) of you were. It was a large family. Isn’t that surprising? ;) By the
time I was born, there were 7 of us: two girls, boy, girl, two boys, and me. I was followed
by 4 more boys. I love having grown up with a ton of sibs.
Looking back, I see that my life has been nothing short of amazing, although not easy.
It’s not been absolutely awful either, but rather an incredible mixture of awesome and
awful. Good and bad. Ups and downs. Highs and lows. I see the marks of God all over
it, from the day I was born (quite literally) until today, the day I sit here and attempt to
tell you about it. I really wish I could share the details of many of the events and
circumstances, simply cuz God’s been so good and gracious in all of it, but I hear the
clock ticking and you have to g…
"There is a way that seems right to a man, but it's end is the way of death." Proverbs 14:2 I walked in the way of that verse for many years, only I didn’t realize “death” was waiting for me at the end had I kept walking. I don’t mean literal death but spiritual death. I had a lot of things embedded in my mind of what I thought was the right way to live and I truly believed that my dedication to all the rules I followed was God honouring. My parents did a great job of being parents and theres so much I thank them for; I could never imagine a life that they lived and everything they went through. I know they tried their best most times but the sad reality often times is that hurt people, hurt people and that cycle can go round and round until freedom is found and then free people can free people.
I wish I wouldn’t have wasted so much time following and serving a god that was not real. The god I served was stern, mean, and scared me to death; he had many many rules that we…
Preparing for the next season is something I enjoy. I like to think of how blessed we are, that we can enjoy 4 seasons in one year. Each one of them is so beautiful in their own way. Such variety, such beauty, and the sights and smells are so unique in their own time.
Right now I'd like to just briefly share how I like to prepare for winter before it gets here. "She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet." Proverbs 31: 21 First of all, it's important to prepare myself, because so much of life is a matter of mind set. I need to think of ways to make beautiful memories during the cold and cloudy season of winter. Not that it's always that way, because there are also beautiful sunny days where the ice and snow make such neat patterns on the windows. The trees are so laden with ice. If we just take time to look around, winter is beautiful. I need to have that mind set. To prepare projects, or events to do in the winte…