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Celebrating the many contributions of Lutheran women in North America, from the 1800s to the 21st century.

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Non-profit organizations depend on a network of actors, says today's Throwback Thursday blogger. "When lives are changed because of our gifts, it’s because people manage that money well."

Lives are changed when you support ministries you love - Women of the ELCA

It was not enough that the disciples wanted to help their neighbors and support ministry. It required relationships, organization, and skilled administrators.

Exercise is always important, but, now more than ever, we should do our best to go outdoors and walk. Today's Throwback Thursday blogger says that would be a lot easier if local parks included walking loops. How are you getting your exercise these days? Local Parks, Go Outdoors, Throwback Thursday, You Got This, Exercise, Ejercicio, Excercise, Tone It Up, Work Outs

Including walking loops in parks can increase exercise - Women of the ELCA

If a park near you lacks a walking loop or exercise area, maybe you could encourage your city or town to invest in these.

Bogged down by possessions: By the time we reach mid-life, we've accumulated a lot of stuff, says today's blogger, Linda Post Bushkofsky. She writes that it might be time to ask ourselves hard questions about our personal possessions. Moving Costs, Moving Day, Moving House, Food Packaging, Packaging Design, Cheap Moving Boxes, Custom Cardboard Boxes, Nescafe, Food Labels

Are you bogged down with possessions? - Women of the ELCA

By the time you get into your 50s, it’s not unusual to have accumulated a lot of stuff. And, there’s a lot of weight in that stuff.

On Monday, the Supreme Court held that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protected gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination. #ThrowbackThursday Rules Of Composition, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Flag Photo, Thing 1, Color Meanings, Free Stock Photos, Dark Art, Abstract Expressionism

Justice and equity for all God's people - Women of the ELCA

Injustices based on sexual orientation and gender identity continue. But with people of faith, we can work for justice and equity for all of God’s people.

How is Women of the ELCA impacting the world and fulfilling its mission? That's one of the questions posed by today's Throwback Thursday blogger. What are the reasons we support the charities we love? Dan Pallotta, We Are Many, Throwback Thursday, Fundraising, Thinking Of You, Charity, Perspective, Reflection, This Or That Questions

What do you think about the charities you support? - Women of the ELCA

How is Women of the ELCA impacting the world and fulfilling its mission? When we think about the charities we support, we need the right perspective.

It's graduation season, a time to encourage graduates of all ages to remain true to themselves, today's Throwback Thursday blogger writes. Graduation Speech, Preschool Graduation, Be True To Yourself, Cool Hats, Throwback Thursday, Christian Faith, Sites, Small Mirrors, Beginning Of Year

'Stay authentic' should be subject of graduation speeches everywhere - Women of the ELCA

I pray we will celebrate and encourage all children to remain true to themselves and that we will encourage them to use the gifts that God has given them. I pray that will be true for every graduate at every age.

God uses friction in community to create good - Women of the ELCA Empowering Words, When You Come Home, Bible College, Lutheran, New Testament, Throwback Thursday, Black Bear, Christian Faith, Panda Bear

God uses friction in community to create good - Women of the ELCA

In community” Christians scrape against each other—often without intent but never without purpose. God uses this friction to cut rich facets of compassion, forgiveness, and endurance.

” what would you start today? What are you waiting for? Now that you have a little extra time on your hands. Anne Lamott, Band Director, Spring Line, Prayer Shawl, Yarn Shop, Love Can, Throwback Thursday, Christian Faith, Knitting Socks

What are you waiting for? Especially now. - Women of the ELCA

If you asked yourself “if not now, then when?” what would you start today? What are you waiting for? Now that you have a little extra time on your hands.

Spring is the season when—contrary to what one might think—more suicides occur. What can you do to relieve such suffering? Throwback Thursday, Touch, Marketing, Friends, Spring, Amigos, Boyfriends, True Friends

What can you do to relieve suffering? - Women of the ELCA

Spring is the season when—contrary to what one might think—more suicides occur. What can you do to relieve such suffering?

Poetry can help people heal. It can help them process their muddled feelings. It can help their loved ones understand those feelings. The Allure, Felt Hearts, Throwback Thursday, Christian Faith, Helping People, Poem, This Or That Questions, Feelings, Blog

Be as wise as you are cruel - Women of the ELCA

Poetry can help people heal. It can help them process their muddled feelings. It can help their loved ones understand those feelings.

During Women’s History Month, I often think of the sheroes who have influenced my life. My mother and my aunt were strong, faithful women. High School Diploma, Women's History, Healthy Women, Throwback Thursday, Christian Faith, Raising, Reflection, Girls, Life

Are you called to serve as a mentor? - Women of the ELCA

During Women’s History Month, I often think of the sheroes who have influenced my life. My mother and my aunt were strong, faithful women.

What do we need to accomplish? World Day Of Prayer, Spiritual Discernment, World Days, Gift Of Time, Praise God, Throwback Thursday, We Need, Kind Words, Christian Faith

What do we need to accomplish? - Women of the ELCA

If we start “working backward from our deadline,” from our death, we should ask: What do we need to focus on so that we might celebrate at Easter?

We know that healthy women can produce healthy families, churches, and communities, and can develop healthy, just and more holistic societies. Aids Awareness, Lupus Awareness, Mental Health Awareness Month, Healthy Women, Throwback Thursday, Pay Attention, Families, Households

If you're lonely, we can help - Women of the ELCA

We know that healthy women can produce healthy families, churches, and communities, and can develop healthy, just and more holistic societies.

A piece of advice from me to younger me - Women of the ELCA A Piece Of Advice, The Lives Of Others, Throwback Thursday, Christian Faith, Good Advice, Pay Attention, Daily Quotes, Life Lessons, Reflection

A piece of advice from me to younger me - Women of the ELCA

Pay attention to everything around you and within you, pay attention to the people in your life and what they bring to your moments, pay attention to the voices within.

Yesterday, 521 years ago, Katharina von Bora was born. We make a lot of fuss about Katharina von Bora Luther today, and for good reason. Future Days, The Cloisters, Take Risks, Lutheran, Throwback Thursday, Christian Faith, 21st Century, North America

Why we make a fuss over Katharina von Bora Luther - Women of the ELCA

Yesterday, 521 years ago, Katharina von Bora was born. We make a lot of fuss about Katharina von Bora Luther today, and for good reason.

What would happen if we started a T. movement, meaning we plan to commit to serious T.ing before we speak, write or text? Think Before You Speak, Ecclesiastes, Lutheran, King Jr, Throwback Thursday, Christian Faith, Words Of Encouragement, Change The World, Deep Thoughts

Think before you speak, write, text - Women of the ELCA

What would happen if we started a T.H.I.N.K. movement, meaning we plan to commit to serious T.H.I.N.K.ing before we speak, write or text?

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