A God who shows up

Not all holiday homecomings are happy and magical
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Faith reflections: Called to wait expectantly

by Emily Heitzman

Every year at this time, as I turn on the TV or a Christmas music station, I am reminded of the many people who cannot relate to the majority of Christmas songs, TV shows and movies, which emphasize the importance of going home for the holidays. I cannot help but think about those who lack a safe place they can call home, whether they have been forced from their homes because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, deportation, a broken relationship, violence, a natural disaster, or an unjust economic system.

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Boldcafe Podcast: A call to wait expectantly

by Emily Heitzman
Listen to the podcast episode below and on iTunes.

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Boldcafe Monthly Dinner

Hosted by Erin Strybis.

Readers and writers + friends meet monthly over dinner via Zoom.

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Join Boldcafe writers + friends for conversation and dinner, Thursday, January 6 @ 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.

Erin Strybis is an author and popular Boldcafe writer. She will lead our conversation about our identity as a child of God. Join us!

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What Scripture says about God’s love ” by Erin Strybis

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A God who shows up

Not all holiday homecomings are happy and magical
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Here, I Stand 

Here, I Stand 

by Ralen M. Robinson “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” -Galatians 3:28 The words begin to flow, but before my tongue can caress the vowel and my mouth shape the word, I am...

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Art as healing

Art as healing

by Susan Schneider When my friend Robin was getting divorced she found herself drawn (pun intended) to sketching a Depression-era photograph of a man with a plow. She said there was something about working with that photo by Dorthea Lange that comforted her—something...

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Listen to our newest podcast

Every month we offer a podcast version of one of the articles. Listen to the latest episode here or get it from iTunes. MORE

Boldcafe dinner invite

Join Boldcafe writers + friends for conversation and dinner, Thursday, January 6 @ 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.

Erin Strybis is an author and popular Boldcafe writer. She will lead our conversation about our identity as a child of God. Join us!

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What Scripture says about God’s love ” by Erin Strybis

Cafe pop-up events

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

Help Keep Café Free

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).

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