Women of the ELCA Blog
All over the country, kids are getting ready to go back to school. In some parts of the country, school has already started.
It’s a time of anticipation, nerves, and, in many cases, negotiating a new school. This means seeing old friends, making new friends and facing new teachers.
I have covered every angle of backRead More »
Lately, after what seems to be horrific social behavior or political faux pas, we offer a barrage of side criticisms. Everyone is a Monday-morning analyst.
Let me start by being clear.
Under no circumstances do I feel anyone should have the right to make comments about the way another person looks, dresses, parents, expresses their indignation at injustice or [insert the next shaming hot topic here].
It’s not acceptable in a public space or forum, behind that person’s back in the companyRead More »
My husband and I are expecting our first child. Two different doctors told us after three consecutive miscarriages, in vitro fertilization (IVF) would be our only option if we wanted to have a baby. Well, here we are, four months into a healthy pregnancy without medical intervention. (Knock on wood.)
Months before I announced thisRead More »
The old saying goes: “Man may work from sun to sun but woman’s work is never done.” Too often, I find this saying to be true. While theRead More »
A hush fell over the room. A visiting speaker began to talk about the 300,000 girls, boys and women who live in our communities and are victims of human trafficking every year in the United States. It’s not as uncommon as we might like to believe.
When our visiting speaker said thatRead More »
by Collette Broady Grund
“Did you hear what Marrett and I were talking about this morning at breakfast? About people getting killed?”
He nodded, andRead More »
The family planted a sapling in memory of one who was not.
Over time the tree has also sheltered many birds and aRead More »