Women of the ELCA Blog
I can honestly say that God has changed my life through church ladies.
I really don’t remember having many positive role models when I was a young girl. My mother was a cook with a second grade education. I remember being embarrassed if she came to school, dressed in her white cook’s uniform. It wasn’t untilRead More »
Many good ideas were shared at the recent Conference of Presidents. One of my favorites came from Marilyn Dyer, the president of Upstate New York Women of the ELCA.
Another president said she has trouble getting clergywomen to attend WELCA events. After a few moments reflection, Marilyn responded, “Instead of inviting the pastor toRead More »
I sat in church on a recent Sunday morning and thought, “I’m not really a religious person.” I stared out the window as rare winter sunlight poured in, and I watched the shadow of snow melting, then dripping from the church’s eves. It looked like rain in sunshine.
I wanted to be out there, anywhere.Read More »
In our daily lives we sometimes find ourselves in the hustle and bustle of routines. We live our lives based on the schedules we ourselves create. Whether it’s work or personal, there are schedules to make, appointments to keep, events to attend, meetings to plan and travel to do. I don’t know about you, butRead More »
What would happen if we started a T.H.I.N.K. movement or committed to doing some serious T.H.I.N.K.ing during Lent? This kind of T.H.I.N.K.ing calls for more than deep thoughts or articulating words of wisdom. For Girl Talk,* who created a campaign meant to remind everyone to “THINK,” this is not a new idea.Read More »
I woke up to the sound of what I thought was someone kicking in a door. Pow. Pow. Pow. I put on my robe, stuffed my cell phone in the pocket (in case I needed to call 911), got a flashlight, and ran to my back porch. Nothing was out there. Nothing I could see.Read More »
Did you know that in 2011, 55 percent of all single people and 66 percent of families in the U.S. are pet owners? The numbers of pet owners are increasing. Meanwhile, 40 percent of Americans claim to attend worship services regularly.
For years researchers have studied the positive effects of pet ownership onRead More »