Three ways to add something for Lent »

by Laura Gentry


I don’t give things up for Lent. Instead, I add something. After all, Lent is not just about fasting; it’s about feasting. The whole reason for giving up something is to

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Our favorite Valentine picks »

by Elizabeth McBride


Do you feel pressure to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Do you think of it as just a silly holiday, an excuse to eat chocolate and buy sappy cards? Here are

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What’s love got to do with it? »

by Valora K Starr


Everything. That’s what The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have told us today as we honor his life and reflect on his message.


Growing up, I witnessed my

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Our favorite articles in 2015 »

by Elizabeth McBride


2015 was a year that had positive events and heartbreaking ones. There was joy and celebration and grief and sadness. During 2015, Cafe, Women of the ELCA’s on-line magazine written mostly

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Blessed to be an ally »

by Amanda C. Zentz-Alo


A young woman, probably in her early 20s, looked deep into my eyes. “I can have communion? I wasn’t confirmed . . . my pastor wouldn’t confirm me.”

“Yes. You can

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