Traditions to break or create

Some traditions bring us closer to God--while others can be harmful.
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Cafe group: Sabbath

July 2019 Slowing down, for Sabbath's Sake by J. Dana Trent The author of "For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community" shares ways we can find balance through sabbath. Read more Faith reflections: Running from rest by Elyssa Salinas...

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Running from rest

by Elyssa Salinas Lazarski When I was in college, my parents got divorced. I remember running away from everything that could remind me that my world was breaking apart. Overcommitting myself with school and social life was just another way to stay too busy to think...

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Slowing down for sabbath’s sake

by J. Dana Trent I am a migraineur, a fancy term for people who sometimes feel as though ice picks are being driven into their brains. Nearly 38 million Americans suffer from migraines, creating a multibillion-dollar industry to treat them. My migraines can be caused...

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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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