Traditions to break or create

Some traditions bring us closer to God--while others can be harmful.
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Back to School through a lens

Back to School through a lens

by Ralen Robinson The new school year is fast approaching. This time pre-COVID, we would be inundated with back to school commercials, sales for school supplies, pictures of children wearing their new clothes on the first day back. Yet, this school year looks...

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How are you?

How are you?

by: Ralen Robinson  It's okay not to be okay. The other day I was in Trader Joes getting groceries when I ran into someone I knew. In our conversation, they asked, "How are you doing?" And I responded, "okay." Yet, that response was far from how I was doing. I was...

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Boldcafe Podcast: Me too

Boldcafe Podcast: Me too

The truths we tell by Sara Olson-Smith The more we tell our stories, the less shame we have. A pastor shares about how to respond when someone tells you #metoo. Listen to the podcast episode below and on iTunes.

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Café is a magazine for and with young adult women who want to build their faith.

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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Readers share stories related to the monthly theme. See photos from our previous events.

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This monthly publication and podcast is made possible through regular offerings donated by women from over 7,000 active Women of the ELCA units in congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).