Thoughts on Hutterite Baptism Day.

Written by: Louie Vetter on Monday, April 10th, 2017

Our life is like a grain of wheat. It is dead but precious life waits dormant inside. If it wants to live it has to die, totally and completely giving up its identity in order to live again.

 

When the seed gets planted it starts to germinate and life springs forth . The emerging plant rapidly finds new energy sources apart from the seed. The roots search downwards for nutrients and water while the new leaves unfurl upwards towards the life giving sun. The seed, rapidly depleting, is soon dead. It has se....

Homosexuality, what are we to make of it?

Written by: Louie Vetter on Thursday, April 14th, 2016

It seems everywhere you turn these days you see and hear of gay pride, gay marriages, homophobia, gay tolerance and gay bashing.

What are we Hutterites to make of all this? Where should we stand? Didn't Jesus talk of love and forgiveness?

Matthew 19:4-5 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one fl....

Amanda and Jonathan’s Wedding

Written by: Louie Vetter on Sunday, June 17th, 2012

by the father of a bride

Long before the June 10th wedding date, my wife Sarah and my daughters Amanda and Lillian are busy preparing for Amanda's upcoming wedding. Making invitations, discussing whom to invite, designing a cake and choosing wedding dresses...it takes a lot more to prepare for a wedding then us menfolk realize.

As time was getting closer I realized that in only a few short weeks Amanda will have left home. (Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be on....

Pentecost & Communal Living

Written by: Louie Vetter on Monday, May 28th, 2012

The Pentecostal holidays are some of the most important days that Hutterites celebrate because those days commemorate the descent of the the Holy Spirit on Christ’s Apostles, the beginning of the early Church and the arrival of the first apostolic communities. Hutterites follow this example and share material goods in common.

After Jesus was crucified and then rose from the dead, he spent 40 days on earth showing himself to be alive to many and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
Then before Jesus ascended into heaven....

There Went Out A Sower to Sow

Written by: Louie Vetter on Friday, May 18th, 2012

It's springtime on the colony.

The doldrums of winter are over, the grass is greening, the trees are budding and it's time for sowing. The early morning air is filled with the chirping and songs of the newly arrived birds of summer. The April and May showers have replaced the cold dry air of winter with the fresh earthy smells of spring. Newness and excitement fills the air and soul alike.

The equipment operators, restless after a winter full of shop and barn work are bursting with energy and anxious to start the annual sowing season. The....
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