Editor's Musings

Opening thoughts from the editor's desk.

Sharon Cress is editor of the Journal

Between these covers you will find articles about and for PKs: "They Transferred Your Dad," which deals truthfully and practically with moving and "A Child and A Prayer," which is about children and their faith. Speaking of moving, Hanna Beier brings wisdom to those in the years just before retirement who may find moves frustrating.

Most women married to ministers struggle to keep priorities straight and their lives balanced. Life in the parsonage complicates the issues and brings its own set of special circumstances while trying to relate to all of these expectations. Sandy Hawkins shares practical advice we can all use in "Motherhood, Minister's Wife, Career."

Ray and Jeanne Hartwell pinpoint the perfect pastor—the one just before you! Enjoy a bit of humor and insight as you serve in the shadow of your predecessor. And, Laurie Denski-Snyman approaches life in the parsonage with the unique aspect of what we can learn from our lives as pastor's wife—some timely advice!

Happy reading,