Women of the ELCA Blog
I’ve had a phrase in my mind a lot, lately, and not very many contexts in which I can openly share it. So, I’m sharing it with the Internet. And it is this: “Merry freaking Christmas.”
Perhaps you have your own version of this sentiment, with milder or coarser language depending on the context. Really, asRead More »
On most mornings I am awake at 4:30 a.m. I offer prayers of thanksgiving, text my prayer-partner, and then, reach for my Bible for devotions. A few days ago as I was texting I realized how much things have changed in the way I engage in devotionalRead More »
I didn’t expect an indictment of Eric Garner’s murderer, and still the announcement of the grand jury’s failure to indict tore something away deep inside of me. I bleed. I know some of you bleed with me.
I was so enraged! As an anti-racist core trainer of more than two decades, I was assaulted by theRead More »
Women of the ELCA through all of its expressions has a long history of supporting Fair Trade efforts, and today that will be brought to life again as the churchwide staff hosts a fair trade fair. Now in its sixth year, the fair trade fair introduces workers in the O’Hare Plaza (four interconnected buildings, oneRead More »
Fear. The word is on many lips these days. Fear of terrorist attacks. Fear of lost jobs and a failing economy. Fear of illness and death. Fear wrought of racism. In the shadows of the lengthening days of December, fear can overwhelm us. Panic can setRead More »