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Every month new topics that are relevant to women and how faith relates to those issues are featured.

Cafe group: Loving ourselves

Cafe group: Loving ourselves

March 2019 The scars under our ashes by Elizabeth Hunter Why do we see our scars first? Read more Faith reflections: Loving others as you love yourself by Megan Torgerson In order to give of yourself, there needs to be enough of you. Read more Download March 2019. How...

The scars under our ashes

The scars under our ashes

by Elizabeth Hunter Something happened at church—probably three Ash Wednesdays ago—that got me thinking about scars. After the imposition of ashes, our family began trooping back to the pew. But my youngest child stopped me in the middle of the aisle, gesturing for me...

Loving others as you love yourself

Loving others as you love yourself

by Megan Torgerson The command to “love your neighbor as yourself” turns up just one time in the Old Testament. We find it buried deep in an eclectic list of instructions to (among other things) not mix fabrics, not consume blood, and not round off the hair on your...

Cafe group: We are one body

Cafe group: We are one body

February 2019 A place for all God's children by Lisa Heffernan We are one body in Christ. How do we welcome those unlike us? Read more Faith reflections: Belonging to the body of Christ by Lisa Heffernan How can we work together, with our abilities and disabilities,...

Belonging to the body of Christ

Belonging to the body of Christ

by Lisa Heffernan Most of the time, I hate my feet. They’re tiny, have terrible circulation, get puffy sometimes, and I had a wound on one toes that stuck around for almost six years. As a paraplegic who was born with spina bifida, my relationship with my feet and...

A place for all God’s children

A place for all God’s children

by Lisa Heffernan Just about every Sunday morning, three men from a nearby group home for adults with disabilities come to worship at the congregation I serve. Accompanied by their carer for the day, they enter the sanctuary and say hello to the ushers and me before...

Perfectly imperfect

Perfectly imperfect

by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni “New Year, New You!” Every January, this phrase pops up in ads for gym memberships, in magazine articles featuring ten easy steps for money management or relationships, and even in churches whose members are urged to recommit to faith in...

Beyond perfection

Beyond perfection

by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni My six-year-old daughter Natalie is like a lot of first graders: equal parts serious and silly, old and young. She often comes home from school full of newfound wisdom to share, as though she were the first person ever to discover...

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