Women of the ELCA Blog

Restore your saltiness »

In a “Peanuts” cartoon, Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz shows Peppermint Patty talking to Charlie Brown. Patty is telling Charlie that the teacher sent her to the principal’s office on the first day of school.

“It was your fault, Chuck,” she said.

“My fault? How could it be my fault?” he asked.

“You’re my friend, aren’t you, Chuck?

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God’s love is like that »

Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.’ (John 4:13-14)

I had the privilege of

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Family fun routs healthy eating (on Sundays only) »

My family loves NFL football! During the season we like to get together on Sunday afternoons and cheer on our favorite teams.

Some folks like to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday by donning their team’s jersey, loading their plates with chicken wings, nachos, chips and dip, and park themselves in front of the big screen. In

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Where are you going, my little one »

I remember playing the graduation song Pomp and Circumstance on my base clarinet when I was in high school. I loved the grace of that song. Coming from a small high school, our band usually only played it once, maybe twice, until all the graduates crossed the stage.

On May 29 this year, I’ll sit

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Moving on »

Christ the King Sunday was the last Sunday of the church year. It was also my last Sunday serving as pulpit supply with Dovre Lutheran Church in Newburg, N.D.

It was a bittersweet day to say the least. Saying goodbye to this group of parishioners that I had gotten to know over the

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Pedaling with God and friends »

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Usually, when you hear these words, it’s December and the radio stations are filled with music that reminds us that the holiday season is in full swing. However, for me the most wonderful time of the year is the first full week of August. This is

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The power of quilts »

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 a

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Blessed with many sisters »

“For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather; to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands” – by Christina Rossetti, from the poem “Goblin Market” in Goblin Market and Other Poems.

I’m blessed

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