Watching Divorce Happen

What God has joined together now lies in pieces. What began with delight and tenderness, reeks now with bitterness and festering pain. What began with

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The gold band stays the same, a bit warped maybe, the edges worn down, some scratches. Still hugging my ring finger since the day you

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Anniversary Prayer

God of love, thank you for marriage and the way love’s face changes with time.   Thank you for love’s beginning; the tidal pull that

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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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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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