President's Reflections

President’s Reflections – February 2024

What is the difference between talking and conversation?

“Talking” generally refers to the act of speaking with someone, while “having a conversation” implies a back-and-forth exchange of thoughts and ideas between two or more people, usually with the goal of gaining understanding or building a relationship.

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President’s Reflections – October/November 2023

“I’ll believe it when I see it.” Do you ever find yourself thinking this way?

It’s easy to slip into the mindset of doubt and cynicism. We live in a broken world, and we may have gone through painful experiences that cause us to lose our trust in others.

For this reason, faithfulness, a fruit of the Spirit, can be a challenging trait to possess.
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President’s Reflections – August/September 2022

Debts, trespasses, sins … many of us have, over quite a time, possibly prayed these words in a version of The Lord’s Prayer. You can probably think of many other words which have “changed” to suit the times. So … debts come to mind, as something we might owe … trespasses, we’ve gone somewhere the sign told us not to go … sins, we’ve done something wrong and hurt someone or something. Transgressions is another …

President’s Reflections – June/July 2022

“Give us this day (today) our daily bread” is the fourth of the seven petitions in the Lord’s Prayer. You may recall being taught in Sunday school or confirmation lessons that the first three address God, the second four are prayers related to our needs and concerns. We need God in all areas of our life (physical, spiritual, and mental), daily. We need to come back to God regularly, indeed each day – for we …

Encouragement for Lutheran Women magazine readers

You now have in your hands, or are reading on-line, the second edition for 2022 of this wonderful magazine, lovingly put together by the editorial committee. I trust you enjoyed the first edition, which now comes to you in full colour, from front to back cover. Bible studies to share, in time, together and renew us for our daily living; the inspiring stories; and it’s going to be great to see photos (in colour) of …

President's Reflections

President’s Reflections – April/May 2022

What does it mean to pray “Your Kingdom come”?

We all know that there is a heavenly kingdom where we long to go when our time on earth is ended. So, what about now?

Our earth is many thousands of years old. History has been recorded and we can read of many rulers, many kings, who have reigned over kingdoms in various parts of the world. Some have ruled to their “ideals”. Many people have suffered at the mercy of these so-called kings. How we long for a time with no such suffering. As Christians, we know that there is a king, a ruler, more powerful than any of the worldly kings.

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President’s Reflection – February/March 2022

Praying through the year Welcome to a new year. What will it hold for us? We’ve certainly been reminded in these last two years that life really is one day at a time. For us as Christians, prayer is a part of daily life, be it out loud in family devotion time or in solitude. Maybe for some, as we live with this pandemic, we’ve prayed more, and not just for family and ourselves, but …

President's Reflections

President’s reflection – December 2021

Trust, Love, Listen … Wisdom This was the theme of our recently retired President, Wendy Habel’s President’s Reflection twelve months ago. Throughout this past year, we’ve all needed to draw on the strength we gain by the trust we have in a loving Lord and Saviour who listens to our prayers in these times of concern, for the health and safety of our country. So, have we become wiser? We’ve heard from government and health …