President's Message January 2023
NCBWL President 2021-23
“His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:22-23)
The new year offers a blank slate — an opportunity to get things right. Making New Year’s resolutions is inherently hopeful and optimistic.
One thing’s for sure about life: You can’t go backward. You can only go forward. That means you have two choices: You can long for the way things used to be, and not change a single thing about today, or you can trust in God to do something new.
Before you can embrace the new things God is going to do in your life and in the world, you have to be looking for them. If you’re always looking backward, you can’t “watch for the new thing” God is going to do.
As we head into 2023, I have a suggestion for those of you looking for a new, meaningful way to do God’s work: serve on the NCBWL’s next Board of Directors. President-Elect Claudia Weber will be our new leader in April— bringing her energy and fun-loving attitude to this organization. She’s looking for volunteers to serve, and all positions are still open for your consideration. Please contact her soon if you’re interested in learning more about how you can help. Claudia will reach out to those who have already signaled their interest.
“Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now!” (Isaiah 43:18-19)
Meeting and Payment Changes
Payment is due upon registration. We no longer accept payment at the door. For check payment, please send your payment before the deadline. After the registration deadline, we sign a contract with the caterer for the number of meals reserved. Cancellations made after the registration deadline will be subject to paying for the reserved meal(s). Thank you for understanding!
For guests, we will now limit their meetings to two before requiring that they become full-fledged members. Our annual dues are needed to cover administrative fees, from our website to mailings and more.
We will continue offering some free meetings whenever possible – to encourage prospects to check us out!