Women of the ELCA Blog
By Ling Guo
Elsie Stromberg, a refugee during World War II, recalls receiving a school kit that made it possible for her to attend school.
She now makes quilts and kits for today’s refugees. Elsie said
it pains her to see violence disrupting the lives of so many people. For her, education is a priority – “If you
In the wake of the protests and hate mongering following the presidential election, it is hard not to give in to anger and fear.
Anger that people feel so free to belittle, threaten and attack those who are different from them. Fear that what makes America the great country it is–our inclusive freedoms and values–mayRead More »
God is good, all the time, all the time, God is good.
As I look back on my life, I see how God has been at work and continues to be. One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.”
Throughout my life, I have had the opportunity toRead More »
Deep in my heart I say, ‘The Lord is all I need. I can depend on him! It is good to wait patiently for the Lord to save us.’ Lamentations 3:24, 26 (CEV)
December is a difficult month for those of us who are not good wait people. We sit on the precipice of action andRead More »
I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring itRead More »
…Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works… (Matthew 5:16)
by Kathy Haueisen
Many a church leader is wringing his or her hands today about the steady decline in church membership. What is it that might actually attract and keep new members in our church?
We know if we want newRead More »
by Venice Williams
Having been born and nurtured in Pittsburgh, Pa., I know a bit about bridges. I was both surrounded by and enchanted by them.
Growing up in a high-rise apartment in a valley of steel mills where miles of train tracks and slow-moving rivers wove their way through massive hills, crossing bridges became aRead More »