Blog posts

It’s not how fast you run, but how well

4.26. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Eight weeks before a running contest, a coach took a group of students to the mountains to train. During their travel, these students were exhausted, hungry and thirsty. The most dangerous part of the journey was walking through rocks, sand and bushes where snakes slithered freely and scorpions were hiding. They were fearful for their […]

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What Holy Week teaches us-again

4.18. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Rachel S. Gerber is denominational minister of Christian Formation for Mennonite Church USA. This post originally appeared on the Menno Snapshots blog of Mennonite Church USA.  As a pastor, the story of Holy Week always poses a variety of challenges, like a parent dressing up leftovers to feed the family dinner, again. Turkey meatballs! Turkey […]

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Rose Mtoka: Five reasons I get up in the morning

9.7. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Rose Mtoka works with Mennonite Mission Network in the Human Resources department. Mtoka is originally from Musoma, Tanzania. This post originally appeared on Mennonite Mission Network’s Beyond blog.  1. My adoration of an early, glorious morning sunrise. My words cannot capture a full picture of the effect of “good morning sunshine” on me. The stealth, exquisiteness […]

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Fabiola Flores: Five reasons I get out of bed in the morning

8.18. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Fabiola Flores lives and works in Newton, Kansas. She is the assistant for Latin America at Mennonite Mission Network. This post was developed my Mennonite Mission Network staff.  Mind you, this list is not in any particular significant order. These are simply five reasons I get out of bed in the morning, put on paper […]

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A tribute to Steve Cheramie Risingsun

2.24. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Iris de León-Hartshorn is the director of transformative peacemaking for Mennonite Church USA. This post originally ran on Mennonite Church USA’s Menno Snapshots blog. A gentle funny giant who loved the church with all of his heart–that is how I will remember my friend Steve Cheramie Risingsun. Steve died in his sleep Feb. 20, 2016. […]

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The gift of stories

2.17. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Jodi H. Beyeler is the director of communications at Goshen (Ind.) College. This reflection was first published on, where you can read more devotions and subscribe to receive them in your inbox each weekday during Lent. Scripture: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 (NRSV) My four-year-old, Arthur, LOVES stories. Every night before bed, he says, “Mama, will you […]

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Science, faith, listening and challenge: Philadelphia FIGHT

11.17. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Calenthia S. Dowdy, Ph.D. is a Mennonite affiliate in Philadelphia. She’s on the faculty at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa., and serves as Director of Faith Initiatives at Philadelphia FIGHT, a community health center that specializes in HIV/AIDS but serves all people regardless of their status. Calenthia was born and raised in Philadelphia and is […]

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