Cafe group: Sabbath

Cafe group: Sabbath

July 2019 Slowing down, for Sabbath’s Sake by J. Dana Trent The author of “For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community” shares ways we can find balance through sabbath. Read more Faith reflections: Running from rest by Elyssa Salinas Lazarski When we stop to rest, we ready ourselves for creation, for […]

Running from rest

Running from rest

by Elyssa Salinas Lazarski When I was in college, my parents got divorced. I remember running away from everything that could remind me that my world was breaking apart. Overcommitting myself with school and social life was just another way to stay too busy to think about the brokenness of my family and my new […]

Slowing down for sabbath’s sake

Slowing down for sabbath’s sake

by J. Dana Trent I am a migraineur, a fancy term for people who sometimes feel as though ice picks are being driven into their brains. Nearly 38 million Americans suffer from migraines, creating a multibillion-dollar industry to treat them. My migraines can be caused by anything: light, food, smells, weather changes, hormone fluctuations, too […]

Cafe group: Our bodies

Cafe group: Our bodies

June 2019 How do I love my body? by Jenna Pulkowski One pastor shares what she learned about evangelism and her faith after being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. Read more Faith reflections: What the Bible say about body image by Jenna Pulkowski  God tells us about our bodies in the person of Jesus Christ. […]

What the Bible says about body image

What the Bible says about body image

by Jenna Pulkowski I have long struggled with my relationship with my body. It’s a relationship that on the best days is positive, on most days is apathetic and on the worst days is downright hateful. Scripture has a lot to say about bodies. From Genesis to Revelation, law and Gospel, prophets to Jesus, the […]

How do I love my body?

How do I love my body?

by Jenna Pulkowski I hate my body. I know I’m supposed to start this off with talking about how I’ve learned to love my body, and you can too. I know it’s not cool to admit that I hate my body. I also understand that hating my body accomplishes nothing for no one. Still, I […]

Cafe group: Imposter syndrome

Cafe group: Imposter syndrome

May 2019 4 ways to get beyond imposter syndrome by Kristen Glass Perez Our faith can help us overcome feelings of doubt and inferiority. Read more Faith reflections: Holy witnesses of the Resurrection by Kristen Glass Perez Did the first witnesses to the Resurrection have the first recorded case of imposter syndrome? Read more Download […]

Holy witnesses to the resurrection

Holy witnesses to the resurrection

by Kristen Glass Perez In each of the four gospels, Mary Magdalene and other women are the first to arrive at the empty tomb of Jesus. They don’t expect it to be empty; they expect to prepare the body for proper burial. In this way, they show up as the people they are, ready to […]