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Summer 2014
Comfort Walks on Four Legs

LWQ - Spring 2014


From the Editor ...

It almost happened again last month: there was no opening devotion ready to begin our church’s monthly LWML meeting. In full to-the-rescue mode, I was just about to go over to the giveaway stack of LWQs in our lobby when someone else came up with a devotion idea on the fly.

Later, somebody questioned me: “There are devotions in the Quarterly?” My eager reply: “Oh, it’s full of devotions!” But it made me wonder if others knew this too.

Page 1, for example, holds the opening devotion for the magazine’s theme. As a special focus for this biennium, the Christian Living Editor has committed to “praying the Psalms” in her personal devotions and sharing the results of her writing with our readers. In this issue, the devotion centers on Psalm 19.

Look for brief devotions and prayers throughout the Quarterly, especially on the Young Women’s page.

Our full-page devotions are perfect for groups looking for a 10- to 20-minute opening, or discussion starter, based on a single portion of Scripture.

We have received a number of letters recently, commenting on the length and scope of the LWQ Bible studies. We have come to know that some folks want very short Bible studies; others have encouraged us to print meatier and more in-depth studies.

We try to satisfy everyone’s preferences by intentionally providing studies of differing lengths; in doing so, we are hopeful our readers will find something that either meets their time needs or can be adjusted, as necessary. (For example, even though each study in this issue spans two printed pages, the actual Bible study itself will run either 30-, 45-or 60-minutes long.)

Because our readers have also told us how much they appreciate having Leader Guides with each Bible study, we encourage writers to include study helps with their work, whenever possible. These helps are available online or by contacting the LWML Office.

The magazine you hold in your hand is a treasure trove of devotions, prayers, and Bible studies. When you or your group suddenly find yourselves off guard, lacking a devotion, guest speaker, or program idea … no worries!

Nancy Graf Peters
Editor-in-Chief
editor@lwml.org


Winter 2013 LWQ Lutheran Woman's Quarterly
Summer 2014

CONTENTS

 
FEATURES  
3 Life Out of Our Control (PDF, 134KB)  
4 Comfort Walks in on Four Legs  
10 Suddenly, I’m the Wife of a Seminary Student  
11 In the Midst  
12 God’s Love in Control  
24 Every Second in Time  
25 Call for Nominations  
28 Dealings in Mud Helping the Least of These in Haiti
IN EVERY ISSUE  
1 btw... Praying the Psalms (PDF, 430KB)  
2 Editor's Note  
9 Young Women's Page  
14 Grants @ Work (PDF, 412KB) Care and Compassion for All of God’s People
17 Gifts of Love (PDF, 465KB)
26 Lutheran Women in Action - News Winter Theme: Saying the Right Words Deadline July 15, 2014
13 Shop LWML (PDF, 306KB)  
  Call for News (PDF, 295KB)  
29 President's Page  
  LWML Sunday (PDF, 633KB)  
   
BIBLE STUDIES  
16 Life "Out of control (PDF, 149KB) Bible Study Leader Notes (PDF, 124KB)
18 Living with Pain. Life Plan Disrupted. (PDF, 156KB) Bible Study Leader Notes (PDF, 108KB)
20 Living with Pain. What About Healing?
Bible Study Leader Notes (PDF, 195KB)
22 La Vida “Fuera de Control” (PDF, 149KB)