This Week's Article
For the last 150 years Thanksgiving has been observed annually as a national holiday. It is a day often marked with traditions, travel, football, parades, favorite foods, family, and friends.
How will you celebrate Thanksgiving this year? Will you share how your Lord and Savior has blessed you throughout the year? It is often a natural fit to include an “I’m thankful to God for …” activity before a meal or at a gathering.
What a blessing as the redeemed children of God, to be able to make that part of our everyday lives! It could still be a natural fit before a meal or as you gather to say goodnight.
Live every day with thanksgiving!
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
(1 Chronicles 16:8).
Verse of the Week
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing (1Thessalonians 5:11).
Last Week's Article
I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14a).
God has designed our bodies for growth; some scientists say that every seven years all of our cells are completely new! As we grow, dead cells are replaced by vibrant new ones.
We can apply this concept of growth to the LWML: Which activities may have out-lived their usefulness in our groups? How about the structure of the group; do we appear welcoming? Our growth goal can be to examine what we do, how we do it, and why we do it so more women are encouraged to participate in the mission of the LWML as we “assist each woman of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.”