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About veronicazundel

I'm a professional writer and amateur mother, and belong to the only (so far) non-conservative, English-speaking, Mennonite church in the UK. I live in north London with my husband, adult son and a fat fluffy cat. I eat Marmite on matzo crackers every morning.

Debts paid and unpaid

And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  (Matthew 6:12) It’s no accident that it’s taken me nearly nine months to get back to this blog and especially this verse. Yes, a lot of hard things … Continue reading

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Who needs bread?

Give us this day our daily bread Matthew 6:11 This is the line that makes this a prayer to be used by the poor. We rich, and I include myself and most people reading this, generally know where our next … Continue reading

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A cry for change

Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 What would it mean for God’s kingdom to come? How would we know? Ultimately, it would mean the fulfilment of that bit of ‘realized … Continue reading

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In whose name?

Hallowed be your name Matthew 6:9b All right, all right. I know. I start a new series and then disappear for two and a half months. What can I say? There’s blogging, and then there’s life. And without life, what … Continue reading

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Our divine parent

‘Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven’ Matthew 6:9 For some time I’ve been meaning to write a short series on what we call ‘the Lord’s Prayer’, so a couple of weeks into Lent seems as good a … Continue reading

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Sorry, Henri, I don’t agree

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So … Continue reading

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The less you see

Jesus said to him… ‘Blessed are those who have seen and have come to believe.’ No he didn’t, did he? Here’s what he actually said: Jesus said to [Thomas], ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those … Continue reading

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