President's Report to the Districts
A video message from President Debbie Larson
Join us at our virtual convention on Sept 26 to hear President Debbie "live"!
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“Ach, Mama” A Message from Christine Maconachy, VP of Christian Life
I rarely got to see my grandparents in Wisconsin, as my military father and his assignments overseas kept us on the move. As I got older, things always seemed different when we returned to Wisconsin to see my grandparents, but there were a few things I could always count on. At the end of the day, my Grandpa read aloud Portals of Prayers, and closed with Martin Luther’s evening prayer every night. My grandparents would always have discussions with each other and my grandma would worry aloud about everything and anything. Grandpa would calmly listen while smoking his pipe, and then reply, “Ach, Mama it will be okay, it is the same just different.” When my grandparents were in their 70’s my grandmother worried aloud that she was afraid….70’s was when people got cancer, strokes and all other kinds of ailments. Grandpa replied, ”Ach, Mama, we will be okay, we will be different, but the same with each other.” My brother once asked at dinner whether the cherry pie was the same as the apple pie, to which my grandfather replied….”Ach, it’s the same, just little different.”
In the mail I received a wonderful note from Marian Dawgert from Fredericksburg, VA, thanking me for the LWML devotion I mailed, “Bloom & Grow.” Her LWML group held an LWML luncheon and used that devotion. The women wore masks, sat six feet apart, and brought their own bag lunches. The 20 women enjoyed fellowship and being together in His Word. When I read Marian’s card, I immediately thought of my grandfather’s words “Ach, Mama, it’s the same but different.”
Our Chesapeake District Convention will also be an “Ach, Mama!” We won’t be all together in one convention room, but we will be together -Virtually! We won’t be spending the night and breaking bread together, but we will be together Virtually, in His Spirit! We will all be fruits of the Spirit, baked differently with different fruits, but we will all be the same in Christ. Our God is still the One Triune God; He is our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and will never, never leave us. “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8
As we continue to live day to day in this pandemic world, be at peace knowing that God is with us, holding our hands, and remaining the same. “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly…” Colossians 3:16
Can’t wait to see and hear you at the Chesapeake District Convention! VIRTUALLY!