LWQ Spring 2008

Willing to Take the Risk: Making a Difference

null“Are you sitting down?” A phone call that begins like that rarely bodes well — even if the LWML President is on the other end of the line.

The voice continued, “We’ve decided to appoint you Quarterly Editor-in-Chief.”

Coming up for air, I gasped, “Did you see my resume? There’s nothing checked under the editor category. Not even on my radar. What’s more, no experience.” (Being the self-appointed editor of The F Building News, 3rd Floor Edition when I was a fourth grader does not count in the grown up world.)

“I’d do anything for the LWML, but not that.”

But the more I rattled off all my “no” reasons, the more the person on the other end was not convinced … and her confidence in me helped mine to emerge.

My service as your editor-in-chief for the past two years was a risk for all of us. However, this became clear: If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 4:11b). That makes all the difference.

I am thankful for His promises and for the talented staff whose teamwork shines through each page. With this issue, two editors (Peggy and Shari) complete their terms and two more (Carolyn and Diane) take the risk to join the rest of us on the LWQ staff for the next two years.

His Name be praised.

Nancy Graf Peters


  2 Willing to Take the Risk - Making a Difference PDF
  7 Risking it all for the Gospel PDF
10 A 4,000-Mile Prayer Odyssey PDF
12 Painting the Portrait of the LWML: Anybody Missing? PDF
15 Turnabout PDF
16 Saying "No" to a friend PDF

In Every Issue

  1 btw (by the Way)• Esther Moments
17 Let’s Pray • Reflections PDF
18 Young Women • Nehemiah PDF
20 Teens • Make a Difference PDF
22 2007-2009 Mission Grants grants@work PDF
23 President’s Page PDF
24 LWML Committees 2007-2009 PDF
38 LWML Product Depot PDF
40 Lutheran Women in Action
44 Gifts of Love • etc... PDF

Bible Studies

27 Risky Business PDF
27 Risky Business - Study Helps PDF
30 Spanish: Un Asunto Arriesgado PDF
33 Counting the Cost: Taking the Risk PDF
35 Planning with Reckless Abandon PDF


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