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How can you be at peace with Plan B? »

You plan, you prep, you make lists, and keep a schedule, but sometimes no matter how much you try, things don’t go as planned. How does that happen?

I pride myself in being organized. It’s second nature to me now. When it comes to my work, there is no way around it. Planning is key!

There is

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How do we stop the violence against children? »

During the last week of Lent, congregations in our conference come together for a lenten supper. It’s a diverse group of folks from urban and suburban congregations both large and small.

I sat with several folks from different congregational units. We talked about new program resources, and after I invited them all to the Read More »

Good stewardship of the Earth is our responsibility »

Like many other women, I am addicted to Pinterest. I rely on this virtual “scrapboard” or “pinboard” for recipes, decorating ideas and, lately, Do-It-Yourself (DIYs) cleaners that help me to reduce my use of chemicals that hurt the environment and my body.

The environment is especially on my mind this week, as we prepare to celebrate

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Familiar Easter symbols remind us of our calling »

by Susan Harris

I’ve been thinking about the contrasts of the seasons during this time of year.

Maybe it’s because the gray skies and cold weather of winter have given way to the blue skies and warmth of spring. From the barren tree branches, lush new growth has burst forth.

What a difference this makes in the world around

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Where charity and love are, God is there »

Today is Maundy Thursday, and tonight’s worship service is my favorite of the entire liturgical year. Have you ever taken part in a Maundy Thursday service?

A hymn that’s been part of Maundy Thursday for a long, long time is “Where charity and love prevail,” or Ubi caritas. Some scholars think the text goes back to

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Three lessons in being a sibling »

Today is National Sibling Day, a day when we who did not have the pleasure of growing up as only children try to look on the bright side of things.

I’m joking, of course—for the most part. Because while having siblings can mean having a friend for life, siblinghood can also be fraught. As Angela T.

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Rachel’s Day resource designed to stop gun violence »

Rachel’s Day is a time set aside to mourn the loss of our children and to renounce the forces of violence and fear. It is observed by Women of the ELCA annually on the first Sunday in May, though it can be observed any time of the year.

Did you know that every 30 minutes a

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Create finger labyrinths in community »

World Labyrinth Day is Saturday, May 6, 2017. What better day to gather friends together to make finger labyrinths for the Tenth Triennial Gathering?

On World Labyrinth Day people all over the world are invited to walk a labyrinth (or use a finger labyrinth) at 1 p.m. in their time zone, creating a wash

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