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Is Thanksgiving a day on the calendar or a way of life? This year the Thanksgiving holiday will take on a different look or feel for all of us.  With all of the disastrous fires in the northern and western part of the U.S., the terrible hurricanes from Texas, the southern coast of the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and the awful tragedy in Las Vegas this Thanksgiving will have a new meaning.  The LWML motto of “Serve the Lord with Gladness” certainly holds true for those who can help. We of the LWML and the church will not be the only people that can provide aid to those who are suffering, but through us they will be seeing Jesus with skin on.   The help can take all forms but we know that our Lord is with us at all times and through all circumstances.

Praise and Thanksgiving to God! 

Ann Carrick
Iowa West District President
2014–2018

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Gifted To Serve

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As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace … in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 4:10, 11b).

October is a month of remembrance. We have celebrated LWML Sunday. We will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in a few days! Lutheran Women in Mission, in its mission statement, in its vision statement, and in one of its primary focuses for the biennium, encourages women to use their God-given gifts in God’s service. Let us always remember that each one of us have gifts given by God to use to glorify Him. As you use your gifts to serve the Lord, remind and encourage others to do the same.

Marie Chow
LWML Washington-Alaska District President
2014–2018

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The Details

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“And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)

Do you think of God as being a part of every detail of your life or do you keep God in a little box where you can access him in times of need? Do you stress about details and think they are too small for God to mess with, because he might be busy with bigger things? We like to keep God in a box – where we can understand him, and how or where he works. But God doesn’t stay in our box!

In the book of Esther, God is not once specifically mentioned by name. However in Esther and her uncle Mordecai’s lives, God is working to bring about his purpose. As members of the Jewish community, in exile and powerless against the Persian Empire, I am sure Esther or Mordecai wanted God to work in a specific way (and quickly) inside the box they defined for him. They feared for their lives and the lives of everyone who were like them, and yet God made Esther queen and Mordecai a leader. Maybe you’ve never faced a life threatening situation in the way Esther and Mordecai did, but God is still at work in the details of your life.

As you prepare for your next LWML event or inviting a new woman to join your group, remember God is in the details and he directs where you are going. Have confidence that God is there working in the details! He has a plan for each and every detail.

Crystal Miller
Nebraska North District President
Growth and Development Committee, Chair

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What Does God Have Planned for You Today?

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Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand (Proverbs 19:21).

I usually wake up in the morning with a list of things I want to accomplish, but sometimes I neglect to ask God what He wants me to do today.  When things don’t go the way I planned I get a little frustrated, but I need to ask myself is that God telling me “You’re not doing what I want you to do today”?  Instead of looking at changed plans as the devil working against you, think of it as God using you for HIS purpose.  Your day may not end up going the way you envisioned it, but I bet it will turn out even better because it is how God planned it!  Today look for ways to Engage, Encourage, Equip, and Enjoy your sisters in Christ and LWML. 

Diane Reimold
LWML Mid-South District President
2016–2020

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Open Hearts

Two Minute TuesdayThe new LWML logo makes a statement that as servants of our Lord He has opened our hearts to see, to hear, and to share His love. Christ’s death on the cross opened the kingdom of heaven for all people. The heart of God has won for all who believe the forgiveness we need through the blood of Christ. In 1 John 4:7 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”

By His guiding, the heart of the LWML continues to be open in love for all around us … in our church, in our neighborhoods, and throughout the world. Open our hearts, Lord, that we will joyfully serve You and others wherever You lead us.

Carmen Nagel
LWML Oregon District President
2016–2020

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A New Look

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Two Minute TuesdayIn celebrating 75 years of LWML past, we now have a new look for our future! Our new logo reminds us of how the heart of God is behind all that we are and do. He showed us His love through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Now we lift high the cross of Christ as it guides our thanks, praise, and service.

As I was reading some of the Leader Helps ideas on the LWML website under the service tab, I wondered, How well do we know the children in our congregations? Have you ever planned events for the entire family so young women can bring their children? This could be a service project and a simple meal, tying blankets, or visiting a nursing home.

God bless you as you Lift High the Cross of Christ in your society! To Him be the glory!

Lisa Asmus
South Dakota District President
2016–2020

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Someone Other Than Mom

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The month of March is a time of zone rallies and workshops. These events create exciting opportunities to reach out to those who are not involved in the LWML.

One of those groups are teens. The LWML’s Text Messages from God are timely and short devotions, reaching teens where they are. Sharing them is a way to support moms and reach out to teens, because they sometimes need encouragement from someone other than mom. How about being a teen mentor? It is a joyful way to serve.

Anita Granger
LA-MS District President
2016-2020

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