Old Friends

Thank God for old friends who take the long view— who are not startled by temper flares or momentary lapses of judgement. The ballast of

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Wedding Blessing

So much in love this happy couple can’t stop smiling, their eyes drawn into each other’s joy. The pictures will capture this moment but only

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First Love Prayer

In the sweet light blossom of first love, God of new beginnings, be near us. Let us discover wonder and beauty     in the smile

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About Carol Penner

I am a Mennonite pastor currently teaching theology at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario. I’ve served congregations in Ontario and most recently, Alberta.

I love to write and to lead worship! If you are finding my writing helpful, I would love to hear from you! Feel free to use or adapt the material here, it is all written by me. If printing material, please credit “Copyright Carol Penner” (and say whether you modified it). If publishing, please contact me for permission. Contact me at

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