The power of coffee hour

A pastor shares what she has learned about community over a cup of Joe.
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The power of coffee hour

The power of coffee hour

by Ralen Robinson The long table is rolled into the Narthex. The baked goods are artfully arranged. The coffee percolates in the coffee pots. The Pastor can be heard in the distance dismissing the assembly of people gathered Sunday morning for service. The aroma...

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A spiritual endeavor

A spiritual endeavor

In her famous book on creativity, The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron writes, “Creativity is a spiritual endeavor. This does not mean we have to subscribe to someone else’s view of God and the order of things … we will flourish more as we honor the spiritual side of our...

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You don’t have to be good

You don’t have to be good

by Sarah Carson Lately, I’ve been obsessed with the first few lines of Mary Oliver’s famous poem “Wild Geese”: “You do not have to be good,” the poem begins. You don’t have to walk through the desert on your knees, repenting. All you have to do, Oliver says, is “let...

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Boldcafe dinner invite

Join Boldcafe writers + friends for conversation and dinner, Thursday, August 4 @ 7 p.m. (CDT)!

Once a month we meet with some of our popular writers to talk about our favorite articles and more! Bring your own dinner (B.Y.O.D) and sign up via Zoom.

Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is ordained in the ELCA and a writer. She will lead our conversation about taking time for rest. Join us!

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