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Gather, the magazine of Women of the ELCA, offers a mix of articles, theological reflections, devotions and stories of comfort and challenge that help readers grow in faith and engage in ministry and action.

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Listening to loneliness

Listening to loneliness

I didn’t grow up deprived of opportunities to make friends. I had a loving family. I enjoyed playing with my little brother. Still, I always felt like I was missing something. Whenever a house went up for sale on our block, I would pray that a little girl would move...

Tell us

Tell us

Holiday traditions Gather magazine is asking women from across the ELCA for true, brief reflections about their holiday traditions. Do you (or your family, congregation or community) participate in a special tradition/activity that makes the Advent or Christmas season...

Who dies by suicide?

Who dies by suicide?

By Elise Seyfried Statistics indicate that a person who dies by suicide is most likely to be a white or Native American male, aged 55 to 75. Men are three times more likely than women to die by suicide. But statistics don’t tell a complete story. Deaths of despair...

When we know better, we do better

When we know better, we do better

A while back, one of my children was struggling with some behaviors that I thought might indicate a mental health issue. It created a challenging situation at home; it upset our daily life. I didn’t know where to turn. First, I talked to his elementary school teacher....