by Susan Schneider I was nine years old the day my parents left me at church. They hadn’t meant to do so. They thought I’d ridden home after worship with our next-door neighbors. By the time they realized I had not and drove back to get me, I had spent almost an hour being alternately […]
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by Susan Schneider You weren’t invited to the party, but all your friends were. Ouch! You got the letter or phone call from a potential employer that began, “Thank you for applying, but….” Ouch again! The church you’ve always loved tells you that people who identify as LGTBQIA+ cannot belong. No doubt, we’ve all experienced […]
by SommerAnn McCullough We are living in wilderness times. This pandemic has brought fear, isolation and uncertainty into our daily routines. I have been struggling to find hope and motivation in these challenging times. It is even harder to remember to give myself grace. “At that time, says the Lord, I will be the God […]
by Becca Ehrlich There was a job that I wanted, and I even had a sense that God was calling me to it. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I got an interview. Colleagues and friends affirmed me, saying that my gifts and skills matched the job. I prayed about it, asking for God’s […]
by Elizabeth McBride There’s something pretty awesome about going to a cafe. Of course, there’s coffee, but besides that, it’s a welcoming space whether you are alone or with friends. It’s comfortable. It’s casual. It’s a place for everyone. Since 2003, Café (http://boldcafe.org), Women of the ELCA’s on-line space for and with young adult women, […]