LWQ Winter 2011

Winter 2011  Going Overboard

nullIt's in your face! You can't miss all the media attention paid to people "going overboard": consumerism, hoarding, extreme couponing, and the never-ending search for perfection: perfect bodies, perfect houses, perfect children, even orchestrating "the perfect Christmas." And just like trying to fulfull the Law perfectly, you can't keep up with it all.

Taking a leap of faith, stepping out into new waters, expressing unconditional love — examples of a different version of going overboard where, with God's help, the outcomes lead to second chances and lives infused with Gospel-fueled hope.

With this issue, we bid a fond farewell to three members of our Quarterly staff who have "jumped ship" — in a good way — taking the opportunity to enjoy new seasons in their lives. Completing four years' service are editors Carolyn Blum (elected to the LWML Executive Committee) and Diane Gebhardt, whose faithful dedication to the LWML and to this magazine have provided blessing upon blessing.

But the biggest plunge of all is being taken by LWQ Graphic Designer Lois S. Hudak who, for more than 15 years, has designed the Quarterly with sensitivity, innovations, and dynamic artistry, taking us from a small-sized black-and-white magazine to the colorful beauty you now hold in your hands. It has been my great pleasure to work beside her. We wish her an inspired semi-retirement!

And that means you'll see some changes in our next issue. In all we do, we ask Jesus to pilot our way, keeping our focus on the LWQ motto: Knowing Christ and Making Him Known.

Nancy Graf Peters


  2 Getting to Know Barbara Below PDF
  8 Hoarding: When Do You Ever Have Enough? PDF
10 Quilting multiplicity PDF

In Every Issue

  1 Btw ... Bar Fight -- What a Night! PDF
  7 Lets Pray PDF
  7 Grandma's BLOG PDF
12 LWML Product Depot PDF
13 Grants @ Work PDF
13 LWML Mission Grants 2011-2013 PDF
14 Young Women's Page PDF
15 Teen Page PDF
22 Faith Talk Tips PDF
23 Lutheran Women in Action PDF
28 Exclusively for You on the Web PDF
28 Gifts of Love PDF
29 President's Page PDF

Bible Studies

16 The Blessing of Stress PDF
17 Guilt and Grace: A Gospel Fresh Start PDF
18 Lavish Blessings! - Leader Notes PDF
18 Lavish Blessings! PDF
20 ¡Benediciones Extravagantes! PDF

Full LWQ File:  2011winter.pdf


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