Between the Covers

Opening thoughts from the editor's desk.

Sharon Cress is editor of the Journal.

In this issue, Carol McKean touches a vital area upon which we all need to focus—"Too Much Church." When all is said and done, it is our fami­lies we want in heaven with us. Keeping our pri­orities straight is difficult in the pastoral family. Carol brings the reality of the situation to our at­tention.

Gloria Castrejon reminds all of us that petty complaining and self-pity is unbecoming as well as dangerous. Satan loves to sponsor a "pity party" and all too often, I accept the invitation.

Living with a leader is not always easy. Devi Titus identifies practical areas where we can com­municate better and understand our spouses and the traits that have made them leaders.

Happy reading,