After the Resurrection, learning to live again

After the Resurrection, learning to live again

by Wanda Frenchman The song, “Times like these” by the popular rock band, Foo Fighters, came to life for me recently as I heard it performed live at a concert—one of the few that I attended since the pandemic began. It is also one of my top ten favorite songs of all time because of […]

How are you?

How are you?

by Ralen Robinson  It’s okay not to be okay. The other day I was in Trader Joes getting groceries when I ran into someone I knew. In our conversation, they asked, “How are you doing?” And I responded, “okay.” Yet, that was far from the truth. I was stressed from work and had a mountain […]

Practices for my resistance to climate change

Practices for my resistance to climate change

by LeeAnn Pomrenke Some of us are not built for giving things up completely “cold turkey.” Establishing more sustainable habits means that they have to be actions I can and will keep doing and be better for the environment. I know that thinking that my small actions cannot make a difference is an excuse that […]

Theology and resistance to climate change

Theology and resistance to climate change

by LeeAnn Pomrenke Much of the “Creation care” teaching I have experienced (or led) up until this point has focused on loving the Earth and all that is in it because God made it. Creation is a gift, and we are to be stewards of it. That is most certainly true. While that angle does […]

Motherhood as vocation

Motherhood as vocation

(Trigger warning: Infertility) by Brenda Blackhawk Lent is often equated with time for reflection on vocation, and March is also Women’s History Month. This year, my spouse and I are determined to get answers about our infertility. Lately, this has been lying heavy on my heart and mind, so I’ve been writing about my journey […]

A Barren mother

A Barren mother

Trigger warning: Infertility by Brenda Blackhawk As a modern millennial woman, I spend an average of seven hours a week on my phone, scrolling through social media, reading articles, and playing games. That means that I spend at least 30 minutes each week looking at ads. They pop up in the middle of a game, […]

That me–God’s beloved

That me–God’s beloved

by Kristen Kuempel I am going to be straight-up honest here: I am the absolute worst person to be asked to write an article on loving yourself. Instead of writing them, I should just paper my house with articles written by others in the hopes that I would absorb some of their wisdom through osmosis. […]