A barren mother

The Bible offers stories about women experiencing infertility. Although some stories provide hope, they can also hurt.
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Motherhood as vocation

by Brenda Blackhawk

Lent is often equated with time for reflection on vocation, and March is also Women’s History Month. This year, my spouse and I are determined to get answers about our infertility. Lately, this has been lying heavy on my heart and mind, so I’ve been writing about my journey through a lens of motherhood as a vocation.MORE ›

Lent: A time to rehydrate

by Karen Craigo

The experts say that if you’re feeling thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. Drink plenty of water before you exercise or spend time in the sun, they say, because well before you feel the tug of thirst, your body is already depleted and dehydrated.

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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.

Kristen Kuempel serves as bishop of the Northwest Intermountain Synod and is a popular Boldcafe writer. She will lead our conversation about loving ourselves as God loves us. Join us!


That me–God’s beloved ” by Kristen Kuempel.

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