Women of the ELCA Blog
As my 20th birthday approaches, I can’t help but feel excited for this new decade of life and its possibilities. I also find I have bittersweet nostalgia for the past decade. I feel confident that I’ve grown into a wise, independent, young woman—though I haven’t always felt that way. Like we all do, IRead More »
We began by eating a customary vegetarian meal before departing to the funeral home for the wake. When we arrived at the funeral home, the family was assembled in the entry way, and it was crowded. There were four children, eight grandchildren, fiveRead More »
Joy, intrigue, surprise and concern. Those were some of the reactions from hundreds of youth who visited Women of the ELCA’s anti-sex trafficking exhibit in the Community Life area at the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit last week.
The exhibit was a result of a memorial passed at the 2014 Women of the ELCARead More »
Let me begin by saying that I am no quilter. However, I do admire the craft and seeing the end result. I’ve been told that quilters who meet weekly in the church know more about what’s happening in the congregation than most do. These needle and thread ministers are not just sewing together aRead More »
I went every summer for many years. It was a place where I went with friends, met new friends, hiked, sang camp songs and learnedRead More »
Did you know that today (July 13) is “Embrace Your Geekness Day”? I have to admit that I am a geek on several levels and having a day to fully embrace that is great. I am a sports geek. My office is filled with sports stuff—St. Louis Cardinal banners and all manner of VirginiaRead More »
by Lois Bylund
What makes a picnic a picnic? Is it going to the park or countryside where you sit on a blanket smelling the crisp clean air, and eating the food you packed in your basket? Or is it a backyard barbecue where you invite friends over to grill outdoors and eat atRead More »
After church, my husband and I grumped as we drove to the next town because our usual breakfast café was overcrowded.
When we pulled into that town’s cafe, a grandfather and a little girl got out of the car next to us. Right away, I could see that she’d been sick. I recognizedRead More »