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Making space for God

“In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it so.” (Genesis 1:1-2, 6-7) MORE ›

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Joy McDonald Coltvet hosted the conversation about navigating through changes. MORE ›

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Join Boldcafe writers + friends for conversation and dinner, Thursday, November 4 @ 7 p.m. (CDT)!

Once a month we 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.

The Rev. Joy McDonald Coltvet is lead pastor of Christ on Capital Hill Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minn., and popular Boldcafe writer. She will lead our conversation about navigating through changes. Join us!


For everything there is a season ” by Joy McDonald Coltvet

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