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Author Lucinda Miller
Anything but Simple:
My Life as a Mennonite

Date: Monday, July 31
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free; registration necessary.
Location: Fellowship Hall

 

Lucinda Miller - Anything But Simple

What is it really like to be a single, plain Mennonite woman today? It may seem like the simple life, but Lucinda J Miller would tell you it is more complicated than it looks. The young Mennonite schoolteacher gives a firsthand account of her Plain life in a new memoir: Anything but Simple: My Life as a Mennonite (Herald Press, July 25, 2017).

Lucinda says, "As a conservative Mennonite, I come from a people who, I guess one could say, major in simplicity. And yet so often, we get it wrong. We get confused about what simplicity actually is and focus instead on a few externals that have nothing to do with real simplicity.

"Real simplicity is not simplistic. It is instead a depth of understanding, a clarity of focus, that enables us to live in peace and singleness of mind in a world that is always striving for more, always a tangled mess of confusion and voices, that has little idea of where it is going or where it will end up.

"Understanding and living the simplicity Jesus taught has not always been easy for me. It continues to be a personal journey I am taking, one life decision at a time."

Join Lucinda as she reflects on these questions: What is simplicity? Why is it beautiful? Of what does a simple lifestyle consist? 

*Lucinda J. Miller is a writer, teacher, blogger, and member of a conservative Mennonite community in Wisconsin. She teaches elementary school at the Sheldon Mennonite Church, and her writing has appeared in Daughters of Promise and Red Cedar Literary Journal. Her children's book, The Arrowhead, is forthcoming from Christian Light Publications. Connect with her at lucindajmiller.com.



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