Between the Covers

Opening thoughts from the editor's desk.

Sharon Cress is editor of the Journal

New years mean new beginnings.

Between the covers of this first issue of 1997 you will read articles about transfers, moving and change in the ministry family. Our pastoral wife authors share how they found the positive aspects of transitions, which are never easy. I hope their insights will be useful to you if this new year finds you in unfamiliar surroundings.

The stories of miracles, the tongue-in-cheek humor, and nurturing our youth into service are some of my favorites.

We also pay tribute to pastors' wives who are no longer struggling with us in this evil world. They peacefully sleep waiting for Jesus to call them, along with us, to our permanent homes. The impact they made upon the lives of those who knew them is eternal.

Happy New Year!