Women of the ELCA Blog

Renew a right spirit in me »

One of the many definitions of renew is to “replace something that is broken or worn out.”

Eight years ago, I found myself shattered after a tragic accident claimed my best friend’s life and I lost my job of more than 15 years. I felt broken beyond repair–hopeless and worn out.

I prayed to God for

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Answer to prayers »

Sometimes God answers our prayers in God’s way and time, according to God’s plan, not ours.

God sees the bigger picture. God doesn’t always give us what we ask for when we want it. What we think is best for us might not be. Sometimes, we need to reflect on Psalm 46:10, “Be still and

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No one should go to bed hungry »

“…for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matthew 25:35)

Perhaps, you are one of the many who fast during lent. It is your choice to fast but have you thought about the people who

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