Beyond perfection

This time of year we strive to make changes—to be a little more perfect. But God doesn’t want us to be perfect.
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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 the new year. MORE ›

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January 2019

Beyond perfection
by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni

We may strive to be perfect, but that is not God wants for us.

Faith reflections: Perfectly imperfect
by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni

The new year is a symbolic time to make a life-giving change. But nowhere in the Bible does it say that God wants you to become “a better person” (in other words, a different person). Rather, God’s desire is for us to become who we truly are.

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Café incorporates a Lutheran perspective for young, adult women of Christian faith or simply for any woman who is interested in how faith relates to the issues that women face today. Readers and writers of Café include pastors, seminary and college students, and other young adult women who use Café as a Bible study resource individually or with their congregation. Pictured: The Young Women’s Bible Study at Clemson University. They read and discuss Café articles once a week.

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