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What the Bible says about body image

What the Bible says about body image

by Jenna Pulkowski I have long struggled with my relationship with my body. It’s a relationship that on the best days is positive, on most days is apathetic and on the worst days is downright hateful. Scripture has a lot to say about bodies. From Genesis to...

Cafe group: Our bodies

Cafe group: Our bodies

June 2021 How do I love my body? by Jenna Pulkowski One pastor shares what she learned about evangelism and her faith after being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. Read more Faith reflections: What the Bible say about body image by Jenna Pulkowski  God tells us...

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How do I love my body?

How do I love my body?

by Jenna Pulkowski I hate my body. I know I’m supposed to start this off with talking about how I’ve learned to love my body, and you can too. I know it’s not cool to admit that I hate my body. I also understand that hating my body accomplishes nothing for no one....

Boldcafe group: May 2021

Boldcafe group: May 2021

May 2021 God as mother by Michelle Terry Any language about God is just that – words. Our words cannot capture God. How do you envision God? Read more. Mother figures by Elyssa Salinas-Lazarski We remember the women who have mothered us. Read more. How to use Café...

Boldcafe Podcast: April

Boldcafe Podcast: April

Lamenting together by Sarah Scherschligt Listen to the podcast episode below and on iTunes.

Faith Reflection: Mother figures

Faith Reflection: Mother figures

by Elyssa Salinas Six years ago, I wrote about mother figures. I was thinking about the women who had been mother figures in my life, but I had not yet felt my own womb expand. Now I am a mother of two. The c-section scars still feel new to my body as my children...

God as mother

God as mother

by Michelle Terry 

My 3- and 5-year-old sons are playing superheroes again. In the heat of battle against the “bad dudes,” my 3-year-old sustains an injury. Being a superhero is a dangerous line of work. Immediately, he’s tugging at my legging, tears streaming down...

Boldcafe group: Lament

Boldcafe group: Lament

April 2021 Lamenting together by Sarah S. Scherschligt What do you lament about the past year? Read more Easter lament by Ralen M. Robinson This Easter was different. And that's ok. Read more. How to use Café with a group Young women are sharing community, maybe...

Easter lament

Easter lament

by Ralen M. Robinson "But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb." (John 20:11) Easter lilies adorn the sanctuary, the paraments are white, the eggs are dyed and hidden, and the baskets are ready. At Easter, we celebrate...

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