I serve as pastor of Peace Mennonite Church in Lawrence, Kansas. I am also a wife and a parent of three children (two already graduated), two dogs, two cats, and a bird. In addition to the creative work of pastoring and writing, I also enjoy creating art, playing board games, reading, and napping (not necessarily in that order).
I am an ENFP and am starting to have a pretty firm suspicion that I am an Enneagram 7. So you can understand why I’m not the most consistent blogger. I go through periods of excited, frequent posting, and periods of relative silence. It’s just my way. Don’t be alarmed.
I post a lot of worship material and sermons–because I have to write that stuff anyway. You can use the “Categories” tab (on the right sidebar) to see pieces by type: call to worship, offertory prayer, etc. The “Index” page allows you to look up pieces related to specific texts, seasons, or topics. Please note that I post full sermon texts as pages, not posts; so the only way to access them is through the index or sometimes through links on posted excerpts.
Besides worship material, I sometimes post about creative prayer practices, parenting problems, theological musings, art projects, Mennonite Church USA, and justice issues.
My comment policy is pretty simple: I approve comments before they show up on the blog. Because this is a personal blog, I feel no obligation to allow comments that are in any way hateful and/or offensive. If you do not play nice, I will reject your comments and pray for your immortal soul.
I should also say that what I write represents my views and reflects my mood on a particular day. My views are not necessarily the views of Peace Mennonite Church, Western District Conference, or Mennonite Church USA. Really. Trust me on this.
I seek a spacious faith that surrounds all that I do and all that I am–with plenty of room to explore and grow. This blog is a bit of a spiritual discipline for me. I pray it is a welcome companion for you along your spiritual journey.
Peace of Christ to you,
Using worship material from Spacious Faith:
You are welcome to use material from this blog in your own worship settings. Attribution is appreciated: “By Rev. Joanna Harader, from SpaciousFaith.com.” And I always love to hear from people who find this material helpful.