Women of the ELCA Blog

Dukes down: acting on our faith »

This year started much like the last one ended—in a political fight with our dukes up.

We seem to argue daily: in conversations at home, in the workplace, and, yes, even in our houses of worship. People of faith are having trouble speaking civilly to one another as they hunker down in their respective political corners

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Faythe’s footprints »

I have been blessed to meet many people over the years. Now I’m at a place in life where it feels like I am bidding farewell to just as many people. Whenever I hear that someone has died, I say a prayer of thanksgiving for their life, for our lives together and for God

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Here’s your alert: Gear up »

The other day I received an alert on my phone: “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.”

Sure it’s a few weeks away but, I appreciate the time to gear up.

I’ve been thinking about all of the women that received the news they have breast

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Give us eyes to see »

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.

Our criticisms can be sparked by almost anything we read or hear about in the media. For example, lately the Olympics in Rio gave us Gabby Douglas and Read More »

I’m curious now »

I have an app on my phone that tells me what is being celebrated and observed on any particular day.

Today, there are three: Dump the Pump encourages uses of public transportation; National Fudge Day, Great! Eat fudge! and the third, the Soweto uprising.

Now this last one piqued my

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What’s new about Rachel’s Day? »

Many Women of the ELCA congregational units and individual women are not aware of Rachel’s Day or know of the new resource we produced in 2015.

And some are asking “What does Women of the ELCA have new this year for Rachel’s Day?”

Rachel’s Day is an annual observance by Women of the ELCA (the first

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Always learning »

I try to intentionally learn one new thing every day. I started this practice during Lent a few years back when I decided to take up something rather than give up something for the Lenten season. At first, I had a set time for learning my one new thing, but over the years, it

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His mantra was love »

To my family and the rest of the nation in the 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King was a sign of hope.

In a 47 minute keynote address at a Luther League Convention in 1961, an event sponsored by the American Lutheran Church for Lutheran youth, Dr. King spoke about three kinds of love

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