LWQ Fall 2008

Joy Has Come to Me!

nullFor you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands (Psalm 92:4).

A tooth? Imagine that!

When a teetering-on-the-brink dental filling finally gave loose after countless years, I experienced an unanticipated reaction: the escape of nagging, low-grade pain throughout my body, a pain that I had ascribed over the years to a host of things — but not that pesky tooth!

An astounding outcome. “Joy has come to me!”

The assembly of this issue also brought with it a pleasantly unexpected outcome: nearly every story in this issue was written by or about a pastor’s wife — and two writers happen to have been “my” pastors’ wives. Over the years, joy has come to all of these women — not by means of a trip to the dentist — but because of their personal relationship with their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

May their stories bring you joy … and may His joy surprise you in unexpected ways.

Nancy Graf Peters


  2 Anna ... Onward! PDF
  7 Count It All JOY: Bringing a Christian Film to Life PDF
11 Pieces of Us PDF
12 The "Out-of-Sync" Pastor's Wife PDF
14 If I'm a Christian, Why am I Depressed? PDF
22 A Story to Tell: The Legacy of Louise Mueller PDF

In Every Issue

     Gifts of Love PDF
  1 btw (by the Way)
16 Let’s Pray PDF
17 Grandma's Blog • Dear Mite Box Poem
18 Young Women •Attitude: Joy!
20 Teens • Decisions
23 President’s Page
24 Mission Grants •grants@work
37 Jump Start Your Friends into Serving Him® PDF
38 LWML Product Depot
40 Lutheran Women in Action PDF
44 etc... PDF

Bible Studies

26 The Wellspring of Joy PDF
28 El Manantial de Gozo PDF
30 Vital Signs - A Triple Check Up PDF
30 Vital Signs - Study Helps PDF
34 Lord, Please Raise Me Up When I Am Down PDF


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