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My Hidden Self
From the Editor ...
During a recent night flight, clouds parted in time for me to see an "old friend." Looking north as the plane passed over Des Moines, I tapped hubby Richard's shoulder and declared, "There's Ames!"
Ames, Iowa. The site of the first LWML Convention I attended, back in 1985.
There were lots of firsts on that trip for that barely 30-year-old. Not only was it my first solo plane ride, leaving behind my husband and then-5-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, but it was also the first time I had journeyed west of Buffalo, New York. Another first: being surrounded by thousands of Lutheran women and experiencing "LWML culture."
I slipped into the rapidly filling arena for Thursday night's Opening Worship Service, climbing up a few levels onto the risers. What a vista! I had never seen 10,000 Lutherans assembled in one place, let alone worshiping together!
After the service, women fell into each other's arems, hugging tightly, while others ran to greet long-lost sisters in Christ. I wove my way through the crowd and headed directly outside, heeding the announcement to enjoy coffee on the plaza.
As I stepped out into the starlit night, I realized that I was the first guest to arrive. My eyes spotted the tables appointed with inviting cups of hot coffee (coffee always tastes so good outdoors, doesn't it?), but first there was a reception line of women in pastel gowns — the LWML Presidents! I recognized each of those faces from reading the Quarterly; one President, however, stood out to me: dressed in exotic, ethnic attire and wearing one-of-a-kind jewelry was Helen Gienapp.
Read the rest of the story!
Nancy Graf Peters
Lutheran Woman's Quarterly
|3||Helen, Our Beloved Sister-in-Service|
|4||My Hidden Life - Stepping Out of the Darkness|
|10||Reframing Life in God's Grace|
|10||Just for Teens - Self Image|
|12||Stepping Out of My Masks|
|26||2013 Convention Mission Grants Ballot (PDF, 438KB)|
|Back Cover - LWML Sunday 2013 (PDF, 85KB)|
|in every issue|
|1||btw... "Peek-a-Boo, I See You," Says the Lord (PDF, 526KB)|
|2||Editor's Note (PDF, 217KB)|
|9||Young Women's Page|
|12||Shop LWML (PDF, 762KB)|
|14||Grants@Work (PDF, 789KB)|
|Caring for Missionary Familes Serving on the Edge|
|24||Lutheran Women in Action - Sewing Love|
|26||Call for News (PDF, 565KB)|
|26||Lutheran Women in Action - News (PDF, 781KB)|
|27||Primary Targets 2013-2015 (PDF, 453KB)|
|28||Gifts of Love (PDF, 205KB)|
|17||Hide. And. Seek.|
|18||Created by the Master Designer|
|20||Faces of the Savior (PDF, 219KB) - - - - - - - - - - - -||Bible Study Leader Notes (PDF, 508KB)|
|22||Caras Distintas del Salvador (PDF, 218KB)|