Editor's Musings

Editor's Musings

Happy New Year!

Sharon Cress is editor of the Journal

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! We have a new year, and The Journal has a new look. You’ll notice that we have a new layout with a more up-to-date, open design. In addition to our regular features and news, we have also added several new sections—including a new center feature where we highlight you, the Shepherdess. Through the course of several issues, we will travel around the globe, featuring one Shepherdess from each of the 13 world divisions. We begin the new year with Mary Kajula, from the East-Central Africa Division.

We are also adding two regular columns. “Good For You!” is a wonderful place to read up on all things health-related, written by Rae Lee Cooper, an experienced registered nurse and pastor’s wife.

If you have ever needed good advice from someone who understands the challenges of being a pastoral spouse, then you’ll enjoy our new “Ask Anna” column. Written by a seasoned Shepherdess, “Ask Anna” invites you to send in whatever questions may be on your heart.

A long-time friend has joined us this year. We are truly blessed to have Gina Wahlen, a creative writer and editor, working with us on the interviews, and news, and coordinating the “Ask Anna” column. Gina has served as a ministry wife in three world divisions—North American Division, Euro-Asia Division, and Southern Asia-Pacific Division.

Be sure to also take a look at our Web site, where you will find needs, projects, and much more.

May God bless in all you do for Him in this new year!