Trees fascinate me. There are so many different kinds. There are dwarf ones and giant redwoods. There are evergreen trees, trees that change color in the fall, and the ginkgo tree that drops all of its leaves within a few hours. We see sturdy oaks and flowing willows. There are ones with much character gained from many years of life right beside little saplings and trees showing enough growth to be sturdy on their own. I have also seen trees that look gilded by the sun shining on them.

These trees remind me of LWML women. Whenever we gather to serve, worship, and praise our Lord, there is a beautiful mixture. Let’s remember to stand tall together while we bask in the light of God’s grace, study His word, reach out with the Gospel, and appreciate all women.

Martha Hartwig
LWML Iowa East District President