Between the Covers

Opening thoughts from the editor's desk.

Sharon Cress is editor of the Journal

The biblical passage about our tongues being the hardest part of our body to control is certainly true for me. I will freely admit that the ratio of times I wish I had spoken up when I kept silent is very low compared to the times I wish I had kept my mouth shut. There is an old saying "Experience is a hard teacher, she gives the test first and the lesson later." How true that is. If you are like me, it seems the testing is never over, and many times I fall short. I just pray I learn the lesson the first time!

In this issue of the Journal, Jean Coleman deals with words spoken lightly that come back to haunt us as pastoral wives. There's probably not a one of us that hasn't wished we could recall words care­lessly spoken.

It is my hope that between these covers you will find spiritual and practical blessings just for you. As pastoral wives, our challenges are great, but re­member Jesus loves you individually, and under­stands all things.