Women of the ELCA Blog
I have been a Chicago Cubs fan all my life. And for the first time in my lifetime, they are going to the World Series – the championship games of baseball!
Like so many other Cubs fans, I am convinced that they will win. But what if they don’t?
Does that mean I will no longer supportRead 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 »
As I completed my various levels of schooling (8th grade through graduate degree), I never wanted to participate in the graduation ceremonies or celebrate the occasions. I didn’t think that was important.
As a parent, I see things differently. I believe celebrating the small steps in a child’s life propels them to higher accomplishments.
This year—2016—isRead More »
2015 has been quite the year! Where has all of the time gone?
I can sit back and wonder why I didn’t accomplishRead More »
Earlier this week I went grocery shopping. The next day my daughter looked in the cabinets (which were filled to capacity) and complained about not having anything to eat. (I didn’t get her favorite cookies).
This caused me to reflect on my life. Over the years, there have been times at my house when theRead More »
When I attended public schools in the Chicagoland area (K-12), physical education was an important part of the school day. At least an hour of play time was structured into each day (two 15 minutes of recess and a 30 minute break following lunch).
We even had to go outside for recess on thoseRead More »
The winter of 2015 has been treacherous with record-breaking temperatures and snowstorms in areas that rarely get snow. The inclement weather has caused cities to shut down, airlines to cancel or delay flights and countless weather-related traffic accidents.
When unforeseen events occur, such as the blizzard that struck the East Coast (several times this year),Read More »