Women of the ELCA Blog
On November 14, 2013, a US Airways flight from Philadelphia did not take off as planned due to misbehavior. Upon investigation, the only “misbehavior” appears to have been on the part of the airline when first an attendant and then the captain ordered a blindRead More »
I have been thinking about shopping lately, especially as the holiday advertising campaigns are beginning in earnest. The madness that is Black Friday (which is now bleeding into Thanksgiving Day) is fresh in my mind. I happen to think it’s an ugly development in our culture.
Why do we care so much about buyingRead More »
Shopping on Black Friday seems as traditional as turkey and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. Those early sale hours on Black Friday gave way some time ago to midnight sales and now this year many stores opened on Thanksgiving. Black Friday sales even started a week before ThanksgivingRead More »
My mother Earlene believes in sharing and being kind to others. On Thanksgiving Day when I was growing up, my mom would drive to a nearby children’s home and pick up a few extra kids to bring to our home for dinner. We were already a family of seven, and in my opinion, weRead More »
It comes as no surprise that as Christian women we are often giving thanks or talking about being thankful. In this post we serve up some of our favorite reflections on giving thanks. After the turkey’s been carved and the pumpkin pie served, why not share one of these reflections with those who’ve gathered withRead More »
Since my husband, a pastor, recently received the surprising diagnosis of lung cancer (without ever having smoked) with metastasis to the brain, we have been reminded many times each day of the blessings our Lord has given us. Through our doctors and nurses, we have been givenRead More »
My friend told me a story about the time her live-in boyfriend screamed so loudly at her while they were driving that she could feel the sound waves of his voice brush her cheek. She dismissed his anger at the time and blamed herself for upsetting him. Then months later, after they broke up, sheRead More »
Back in 2011 I wrote a Thanksgiving-related blog post based on an idea from the Chicago Foundation for Women. @ChiFdn4Women had tweeted: For Thanksgiving we are naming reasons to be #thankfulwomen – please join us & highlight good news for women & girls in your community!
Women of the ELCA offered several tweets back in 2011,Read More »