Women of the ELCA Blog
by Julie A. Kanarr
After I broke my ankle, I spent time doing physical therapy to regain balance, flexibility and strength. Working with a physical therapist, I balanced on boards that tilted, stepped up onto rubber domes that wiggled, and stood on plastic pillows that wobbled.
Physical therapy involves practicing increasingly difficult exercises inRead More »
Racism is not easily eradicated. But, there has been progress! Not the kind of progress we might think of when we talk about racial progress—pointing outRead More »
More than 19 years ago, Women of the ELCA created an endowment fund and named it after Martin Luther’s wife, Katharina von Bora Luther—affectionately known as Katie Luther. She was a woman that we all can admire for her bold faith. Katie actively lived out her boldness as a wife, mother, farmer, brewmaster, innkeeperRead More »
But as soon as I began a task, I became distracted or my attention was diverted. Now, it is the end of the day andRead More »
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4: 6)Read More »
A beloved Chicago Tribune columnist, a Southerner like me, bless her heart, presented a one-word challenge recently: Pick a word that will “guide you through the coming year.” Because it did not originate with her, I feel perfectly comfortable borrowing the idea and sharing it with you.
Tribune columnist Mary Schmich’sRead More »
I love the stories of St. Nicholas, the model for our modern-day Santa Claus, because many believe he worked against child trafficking.Read More »