Tag Archives: Mennonite

Amish taking care of Amish

As many of you know, we live in the heart of the world’s largest Amish-Mennonite community.  We don’t have to travel to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world.  We live in it. Over the years I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

iPhone, iPad, iPod – iWonder…

One wonders if the skill set of face to face communication will go the way of cursive handwriting.  Will facial expressions become superfluous?  Will body language no longer be valued? It wasn’t that long ago when, at family gatherings, we … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

MENNONITE WOMEN – WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT THEM?

Have you noticed how women in general, but Mennonite women in particular, have a moderating influence on their men? During the coffee hour before church yesterday morning, I ended up at a table with all men.  There were seven of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

STRENGTH THROUGH DIVERSITY – MENNONITES AND ITALIANS

For an organization to succeed it must consist of diversity.  If everyone brings the same perspective, the same skill set, and the same cultural background, the ability for that organization to create, to respond to crises, to promote, and to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

EIGHT REASONS FOR GRATITUDE THIS THANKSGIVING

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day.  It is an abrupt departure from the demands of possibly the busiest time of year for many of us.  Twenty-four hours later it is back on the treadmill for Black Friday and Saturday followed mercilessly by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

DON’T MESS WITH THE MENNOS

My wife, LeAnna Gerber, is what I refer to as an ancestral Mennonite.  She can trace her lineage back multiple generations to Switzerland.  The home she was raised in has been authenticated as a Pioneer Home, built around 1848.  Our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

ARRESTED ON WALL STREET LONG BEFORE TODAY’S PROTESTORS

How many people to do you know that started out their business career by being arrested directly in front of the Stock Exchange on Wall Street? The year was 1974. My wife LeAnna and I were administrators of a group … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments