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

Here, I Stand 

Here, I Stand 

by Ralen M. Robinson “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” -Galatians 3:28 The words begin to flow, but before my tongue can caress the vowel and my mouth shape the word, I am...

Faith reflections: Made in the image of a creative God

Faith reflections: Made in the image of a creative God

by Susan Schneider “But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it is said, ‘When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive; he gave gifts to his people'. . . . The gifts he gave were. . . to equip the saints for...

Art as healing

Art as healing

by Susan Schneider When my friend Robin was getting divorced she found herself drawn (pun intended) to sketching a Depression-era photograph of a man with a plow. She said there was something about working with that photo by Dorthea Lange that comforted her—something...

Boldcafe dinner

Boldcafe dinner

Join us for community via Zoom with Boldcafe’s favorite writers and readers + friends.

Motherhood as vocation

Motherhood as vocation

(Trigger warning: Infertility) by Brenda Blackhawk Lent is often equated with time for reflection on vocation, and March is also Women's History Month. This year, my spouse and I are determined to get answers about our infertility. Lately, this has been lying heavy on...

A Barren mother

A Barren mother

Trigger warning: Infertility by Brenda Blackhawk As a modern millennial woman, I spend an average of seven hours a week on my phone, scrolling through social media, reading articles, and playing games. That means that I spend at least 30 minutes each week looking at...

That me–God’s beloved

That me–God’s beloved

by Kristen Kuempel I am going to be straight-up honest here: I am the absolute worst person to be asked to write an article on loving yourself. Instead of writing them, I should just paper my house with articles written by others in the hopes that I would absorb some...

Boldcafe Podcast: June

Boldcafe Podcast: June

What the Bible says about our bodies by Jenna Pulkowski Listen to the podcast episode below and on iTunes.

Boldcafe Podcast: August

Boldcafe Podcast: August

How are you? by Ralen Robinson It's okay not to be okay. God is with us. We are not alone. Listen to the podcast episode below and on iTunes.

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...

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