Lamenting together

Lamenting together

by Sarah S. Scherschligt I lived in a rural village in Malawi, East Africa, as a Peace Corps volunteer in the late 90s. There, I experienced the power of communal lament. When someone died, the women in the community would stop everything and start to wail. They would bawl for hours. Neighboring villagers could hear […]

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.   July 1,  2021 7 p.m. CT Join us for community via Zoom at our next […]

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, […]