Author Archives: ymoore2013

From the Editor (April 2015)

United Methodist Women foremothers learned early on that education was going to be a key factor if they were to be effective in answering God’s call to mission with women, children and youth. Their zeal for mission was certain, but it was soon … Continue reading

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From the Editor (March 2015)

March is Women’s History Month. It just seems right that March also marks the anniversary of United Methodist Women! It was March 23, 1869, when eight women gathered at Tremont Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, and organized the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society, what would … Continue reading

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From the Editor (February 2015)

Stories of people losing their faith in God in the face of an unbearable tragedy are painful to hear but really are not all that unusual. That’s why I was intrigued by Holly Burkhalter’s Good God, Lousy World and Me: The Improbable Journey … Continue reading

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From the Editor (January 2015)

Legacy. I’ve been following a Public Broadcasting System program featuring Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. taking various celebrities on a journey into their ancestry. In Finding Your Roots, Mr. Gates brings together family stories, the work of other historians, genealogical experts and even geneticists to … Continue reading

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From the Editor (December 2014)

It’s Advent, the time of year that we prepare not only to celebrate Christ’s birth but also for Christ coming anew into our hearts and our troubled world. While Christmas is a time of great joy, Advent’s more solemn observances—reading Scripture, reflecting our life … Continue reading

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From the Editor (November 2014)

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night … For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work. … Continue reading

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From the Editor (October 2014)

It’s October, but this issue goes to press as August closes out a long, warm season filled with hot racially charged incidents with disparate outcomes. In Arizona, white rancher Cliven Bundy and supporters forged an armed resistance in April when Bureau of Land … Continue reading

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