Boldcafe dinner

Boldcafe dinner

Join Boldcafe writers + friends for conversation and dinner!     Once a month we will 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. Topics: October 15, 2020 Called to be political We will catch up with one […]

Cafe group: Just be

Cafe group: Just be

October 2020 Rituals that nourish and ground by Jordan Miller-Stubbendick How can the act of making muffins connect us with prayer? Read more Faith reflections: Just be by Jordan Miller-Stubbendick Scripture reminds us that we can be still. Read more October 2020. How to use Café with a group Young women are sharing community, maybe […]

Faith reflection: Just be

Faith reflection: Just be

by Jordan Miller-Stubbendick Many years ago, I visited a monastery for a few days and was intrigued by the rhythm of the day. It began well before dawn, as the monks awoke for their first of seven set prayer times throughout the day and night. For the monks, each day was well ordered. There were […]

Rituals that nourish and ground us

Rituals that nourish and ground us

by Jordan Miller-Stubbendick Butter, flour, sugar. My hands level off baking soda and measure out vanilla. I add a cup of chocolate chips and then toss in an extra handful for good measure. I click on the mixer, and my breathing deepens. My heart rate slows, and I relax into the familiarity of giving my […]

Boldcafe group: Faith in action

Boldcafe group: Faith in action

September 2020 May we use our voices by Joy McDonald Coltvet Not only are we called to speak and act; we are called to do it boldly. Read more Faith reflections: Faith in action by Emily K. Hartner Our convictions, our core values, represent our faith. They are our faith. Read more September 2020. How […]

May we use our voices

May we use our voices

by Joy McDonald Coltvet You shall not be intimidated by anyone, for the judgment is God’s. Any case that is too hard for you, bring to me, and I will hear it. (Deuteronomy 1:17b) In the animated film A Bug’s Life, a huge colony of ants are used and abused by a few big, bullying […]

Faith Reflections:  Faith in action

Faith Reflections: Faith in action

How do you decide when standing up for something (or someone) is worth the risks involved? Can our faith help us out? Well, if our faith in Jesus lies at the core of our lives, then yes, our convictions should and will emerge as a result of that faith.

Grace in the wilderness

Grace in the wilderness

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 […]

Share the gift of Boldcafe

Share the gift of Boldcafe

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, […]