Blog posts

On trauma and a path toward healing

8.3. 2017 Posted By: Erica Littlewolf

Erica Littlewolf is from the Northern Cheyenne tribe of southeastern Montana and currently lives in Kansas. She works for Mennonite Central Committee Central States with the Indigenous Visioning Circle where she is committed to the work of decolonization, authentic relationship and healing. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and American Indian Studies […]

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A prayer for those recovering from denominational meetings

7.25. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

June Mears Driedger is a writer and spiritual director. This prayer first appeared on her website.  Loving God, Compassionate God— We gathered to do the work of the church which we believe is your work. We were sincere, hopeful, uncertain, and anxious. We were eager to see old friends and anticipated making new ones. We […]

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The quest for perfection

6.28. 2017 Posted By: Ben Wideman

Photo: Alex Honnold scales El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.  A few weeks ago rock climber Alex Honnold climbed the 3000 foot face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in just under four hours. What makes Honnold’s attempt from this past week so impressive is not simply the short amount of time it took […]

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Breathing at high altitudes

8.17. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Jane Bishop Halteman is from Kern Road Mennonite Church in South Bend, Indiana, where she contributes to a weekly blog, Glimpses of Healing and Hope. She is a spiritual director, writer, photographer,active grandmother and member of the Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network. This post originally appeared on the Menno Snapshots blog of Mennonite Church USA.  I’ve […]

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Knowing and Unknowing

5.26. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Jane Hoober Peifer recently moved to Harrisonburg, Virginia after retiring from pastoral ministry at Blossom Hill Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in September of 2013. She continues ministry as a spiritual director, retreat leader, worship leader for Mennonite Church USA’s Constituency Leaders Council, and mentor/coach for new pastors in Mennonite Church USA’s Transitioning into Ministry […]

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Love that kept me from death

5.6. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Asia Frye is a seminary student through the Connect program at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. She lives in Hillsboro, Kansas, with her husband and two daughters. Their family attends First Mennonite Church where Asia previously served as youth pastor before becoming a full-time student. She likes table top games, climbing, driving in the demo derby, […]

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Don’t let fear stop you

3.22. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

This reflection was first published on, where you can read more devotions and subscribe to receive them in your inbox each weekday during Lent. Annika Detweiler is a first-year nursing major from Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As I reflect on this passage, I am reminded of the upside-down message that Paul has brought to us, Jesus’ followers. In […]

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