Surviving the pain of rejection

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Faith Reflections: What we learn about rejection from Jesus

I was nine years old the day my parents left me at church. They hadn’t meant to do so. They thought I’d ridden home after worship with our next-door neighbors. By the time they realized I had not and drove back to get me, I had spent almost an hour being alternately angry, scared and sad. I felt abandoned and alone. The sense that I was not important enough to be remembered, cherished and wanted. MORE ›

Boldcafe Podcast: Rejections

What the Bible says about rejection by Becca Ehrlich MORE ›

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Join Boldcafe writers + friends for conversation and dinner, Thursday, September 2 @ 7 p.m. (CT)!

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.

The Rev. Lisa Heffernan is a pastor, advocate and popular Boldcafe writer. She will lead our conversation about creating authentic community through accessibility. Plus, we will be celebrating the first anniversary of the Boldcafe Monthly Dinner. Join us!

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Belonging to the body of Christ” Lisa Heffernan

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