LWQ Spring 2009

Fork in the Road

nullA few phrases penned by an American poet came to mind as we prepared this issue of the Quarterly:

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler
… took the other, as just as fair”

Since 2000, this magazine has come into your homes and churches in two different formats: large, for the pre-convention magazine; small, for all the others.

Not too unlike the theme for this issue, your LWML leaders faced a “fork in the road” decision about the selection of a consistent format for the Lutheran
Woman’s Quarterly. Although the smaller version of LWQ was touted as fitting well inside a purse or a Bible, a full-size magazine would permit readers to enjoy larger print and allow our printer to use standard-size paper.

Some readers will rejoice at the new format; others will do their best to cope with the change. At the same time, the editorial staff will learn to adapt to new boundaries while keeping all the features of the Quarterly intact.

If the LWQ can no longer be hidden out-of-sight in my Bible or tucked away inside my purse, the magazine will fit where the rest of my magazines fit — out in the
open. And maybe that’s the point …

No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light (Luke 11:33).

Nancy Graf Peters


  2 From Daughter of the East to Missionary in the West: The Roads Cynthia Traveled PDF
  7 Ablaze! Moments — Barbeques, Deli Stops, and Classrooms: Where Pat Goes,    the Gospel Goes PDF
  8 Living with Cancer PDF
10 The Road Not Taken PDF
12 Service PDF

In Every Issue

  1 Btw (by the Way) PDF
13 Let’s Pray • Grandma’s BLOG PDF
14 Young Women PDF
15 Teens PDF
16 Candidates for LWML National Offices PDF
18 LWML Product Depot PDF
19 grants@work PDF
26 Lutheran Women in Action PDF
29 President's Page PDF

Bible Studies

20 The Journey of Life PDF
20 The Journey of Life - Answer Key PDF
21 Forklift Encouragement for the “Road” PDF
21 Forklift Encouragement for the “Road” - Study Helps PDF
23 Women of the Bible - Mothers Undaunted: Naomi, Hannah and Deborah - Study Helps PDF
23 Women of the Bible - Mothers Undaunted: Naomi, Hannah and Deborah PDF
24 Madres Valientes: Noemí, Ana y Débora PDF


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