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You've been thinking about it — for many, many years — but never followed through. One day, you say. One day.

Thirty years ago, I finally did it.

Nervous and apprehensive (does that sound like you?), I traveled by myself to an LWML convention held in the beautiful state of Iowa — in Ames. I came home hooked-for-life on the LWML, and I cannot be but forever thankful for how Lord has blessed me and equipped me for His service since then.

Iowa has opened its big heart again and invited us to gather this time in Des Moines, June 25–28, 2015, for “Bountiful! Sow • Nourish • Reap.”

The Time is NOW to take that leap! It’s not too late! (Regular convention registration opened March 15.)

Don’t just think about making plans, do it! Your time is now!

Nancy Graf Peters
Editor-in-Chief
Lutheran Woman's Quarterly

P.S. If you decide to make the Des Moines LWML Convention your first experience, send me a message at editor@lwml.org. I would love to hear your story!

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Attitude

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Attitude is everything … well, maybe not everything!

How do we get younger women involved in our LWML group? How do we keep the excitement going long after a convention? These are questions I am often asked. I will say that attitude goes a long way. Is your LWML get-together just another “to do” on your list of many? Or is it looked forward to with anticipation and excitement? Excitement is contagious! The Time is NOW to let it be caught!

Although excitement is important, you are not in this alone. The Lord is working in the hearts of your sisters in Christ. It is not all up to you to get everyone involved! The Time is NOW to put your trust in the Lord and pray that your sisters’ hearts are opened to what the Lord has done through the LWML. Continuously pray that the Lord’s will be done and know that your LWML leadership is praying for you!

Brandi Bucholz
Committee on Young Women

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Refresh it!

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If it isn't broke, don't fix it. Refresh it!

OK! So the couch wasn't broken. It was just an old hand-me-down from my aunt. I wanted something different, but thought that I could not justify replacing it. After all, it was functional. Then a conversation with a friend gave me all sorts of ideas. I bought a couch cover, made some pillows, and rearranged the living room. My friend helped me pull it all together. What a refreshing difference! Same couch, new look.

Does your LWML group need refreshing? The Time is NOW to explore the possibilities. Rearranging the meeting time or day of your LWML group could strengthen your group and provide more opportunities for women to participate in events and activities. Talk it over with your group. Get some ideas from other women, too. You may discover new, refreshing ways to share the same unbroken, unchanging message of Christ and the ministry and mission of the LWML that has been handed down to us by our moms, aunts, and sisters in Christ.  

Kaye Wolff
HOPE Committee Chairman

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Caring for my Sisters

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For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7b).

A part of The Time is NOW pledge on the LWML website says, "...I am committed to helping LWML make an impact on the next generation! I am dedicated to ...caring for my sisters ..."

Dear Sisters in Christ,

The Time is NOW to encourage all women of every age, race, and culture in your district to actively join us in serving the Lord through the mission work of the LWML.

Margo Dupre
Heart to Heart Sisters Committee Chairman 

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Happy Birthday!

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Happy birthday to you 
Remember Jesus loves you, 
He made you so special 
Happy birthday to you.

Just about a month ago we celebrated the birth of Our Lord, Jesus. My husband's birthday is today (January 20).  He reminds everyone he was born on Inauguration Day because that way we won't forget his special day and will give him presents. Birthdays are a great reminder of the present God has given to us in His Son.

We all have birthdays and celebrate them in different ways, but there are some who have no one to celebrate or remember their birthdays. The Time is NOW to find the date of the birthday of a sister in Christ in your congregation.  Remember her special day with a card or birthday cupcake and if she is not a member of LWML, invite her to come with you to the next meeting or event. Share the joy you have serving through the LWML and its many opportunities!

Sue Pfeil
Gospel Outreach Committee Chairman

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Des Moines LWML Convention – The Time is NOW!

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Des Moines LWML Convention – The Time is NOW!

The excitement is building! Will you be a part of the 36th Biennial LWML Convention that will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, June 25-28, 2015? The Time is NOW. What an occasion we have to offer this opportunity within our congregations for women of all ages to join us! This gathering will give attendees the opportunity to be assembled under the theme, “Bountiful! Sow • Nourish • Reap,” as we focus on the words of St. Paul to the Corinthians: And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV). 

This is an event in which thousands from across the country will be gathered in worship, hear mission speakers, learn how our mites are used in the mission fields, participate in servant activities, and be a part of the group as a new mission goal is adopted, new grant recipients are determined, new officers are elected, and much more. Be a part of this “Bountiful Happening”! For many this will be a “once in a lifetime experience.” Many women, men, and children will be together focused on Christ’s love and blessings of Word and Sacraments and equipped by the Holy Spirit to work in our Father’s harvest field. The Time is NOW to share this exciting news with the women in your lives and encourage them to join you. Please don’t miss this magnificent gathering to celebrate and be filled with God’s bountiful goodness!

Marguerite Christman
LWML Convention Manager 

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LWML Stories – What a Blessing!

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When I think of what LWML has given me, I think of many things. LWML has provided me with “family” members that I really needed at this point in my life. Let me tell you a little more!

I grew up as an only child, my father died when I was 11, and my mother passed away when I was 41. So I have been without parents for a number of years. When I joined LWML and began to participate in all of the activities it offers to serve our Lord, I met Alberta Barnes, our dear Past LWML President who recently received her crown of life. We became good friends, and I came to love her as a second mother. I don’t think I’m being presumptuous in saying that I think she thought of me as a daughter, too. I also became acquainted with a wonderful lady from Toledo, Ohio, Lillian Keller, who has become the sister I never had. Both she and Alberta were my LWML mentors. Then I met Kelly Miller, a young woman who was my president’s page at both LWML Ohio District Conventions. You guessed it – she has become the LWML daughter I never had! So through LWML, I gained a second mother, sister, and daughter!

These is just one of my countless stories about how LWML has enriched my life. The Time is NOW to get involved in LWML. Soon you will be telling your stories and sharing with others how LWML has blessed you. I will never stop using the gifts God has given me to further the mission and vision of this wonderful organization!

Joy A. Dougherty
LWML Recording Secretary

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