A God who shows up

How can our emphasis on “holiday homecoming” be good news when this is not a reality for so many?
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Cafe group: Beyond perfection

January 2019 Beyond perfection by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni We may strive to be perfect, but that is not God wants for us. Read more Faith reflections: Perfectly imperfect by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni The new year is a symbolic time to make a life-giving change. But...

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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...

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Beyond perfection

by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni My six-year-old daughter Natalie is like a lot of first graders: equal parts serious and silly, old and young. She often comes home from school full of newfound wisdom to share, as though she were the first person ever to discover...

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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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