Women of the ELCA Blog
On New Year’s Eve, I challenged myself to abstain from drinking alcohol in January. Some of you might think that’s a bit severe. Others might think I have a drinking problem. Over the month,Read More »
As Bethesda Lutheran (Eugene, Oregon) prepares for Bold Women’s Day 2016, I am once again in awe of the women in our church who do what they do without accolades, applause or any expectations of pats-on-the-back praise. These are the women who passionately volunteer with their time and talents.
We asked women to tell usRead More »
by Julie A. Kanarr
After I broke my ankle, I spent time doing physical therapy to regain balance, flexibility and strength. Working with a physical therapist, I balanced on boards that tilted, stepped up onto rubber domes that wiggled, and stood on plastic pillows that wobbled.
Physical therapy involves practicing increasingly difficult exercises inRead More »
Racism is not easily eradicated. But, there has been progress! Not the kind of progress we might think of when we talk about racial progress—pointing outRead More »
More than 19 years ago, Women of the ELCA created an endowment fund and named it after Martin Luther’s wife, Katharina von Bora Luther—affectionately known as Katie Luther. She was a woman that we all can admire for her bold faith. Katie actively lived out her boldness as a wife, mother, farmer, brewmaster, innkeeperRead More »
But as soon as I began a task, I became distracted or my attention was diverted. Now, it is the end of the day andRead More »
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4: 6)Read More »