LWQ Summer 2018

Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly

Summer 2018 "Overload"

2018 Summer Quarterly CoverEditor's Note

All good plans … can change. 

As I waited for articles to arrive for the Summer LWQ the staff had mapped out last year, instead came a stream of stories we had intended to feature in the fall. Time to let Features Editor Becky Wehrspann know we would be changing course. Becky shares the rest of the story. 

Nancy Graf Peters, Editor-in-Chief

Nothing we do is by circumstance or happenstance. God directs all things, according to His will, and something as insignificant as attendance at a rally proved to have everlasting benefits. 

Zone rallies are always a highlight for me. I enjoy being in fellowship with my LWML sisters and brothers, the programs are inspiring, the music and Bible studies feed my soul, and the food is usually not too bad, either! Our recent Westgate Zone Spring Rally was no exception. It fell on a day with many other events on our family calendar, but I carved out a few hours in the morning to attend. I knew the speaker — Chaplain Randolph McHone — so I didn’t want to miss it.

Little did I know that my attendance there would be a catalyst for other events in the next 10 days to help shape this issue of the LWQ. Not only did Chaplain McHone speak about a program very near and dear to his heart — Operation Barnabas — but I also got to meet Carol Heckman, and through Chaplain McHone, I met Chaplains Hokana and Muehler by phone. These two men work together in the Ministry to the Armed Forces for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. 

It is an honor to share the work of Operation Barnabas with you in this LWQ. I would encourage you to read Carol’s story, meditate and pray over the Bible study written by Chaplain Hokana, and be inspired by the Grants at Work article by Chaplain Muehler.

God orchestrated this issue, just like every other one that goes to print.

Becky Wehrspann, Features Editor


   4   Into His Marvelous Light
   8   Living … Strong and Courageous
   9   Fear Not, I Have Redeemed You
 10   Called According to His Purpose
 12   Thriving in the Overload: Nine Lessons from the Prophet Elijah

In Every Issue

Editor's Note
   1   btw … Praying the Psalms
   2   Prayers During Times of Overload
   3   For Young Women
 14   Grants@Work: Christ for Veterans and Their Families or read it online
 15   2017–2019 Mission Grants
 24   Lutheran Women in Action
 28   Shop LWML
 29   President's Page: If Someone Took the Time to Listen

Bible Studies

available to download and print

16    Peace Makers
        Peace Makers — Leader Guide
18    Pacificadores
20    Finding Balance in Our Identity
        (from Balance — Christ Filled Family Living)
21    Hold on to His Promises when Overloaded
        Hold on to His Promises when Overloaded — Leader Guide

Full Summer 2018 issue


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