Category Archives: From the Editor

From the Editor (July/August 2018)

  While driving past a Wendy’s fast food restaurant recently, my 6-year-old son looked longingly out of his window and said, “Wendy’s has the best chicken nuggets. I wish we could eat there.” He wasn’t whining, but he was sad, … Continue reading

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From the Editor (June 2018)

More than once I’ve entered a Starbucks coffee shop, walked by the sign reading “restrooms for customers only,” and used the restroom without making a purchase. The only consequence I suffered was feeling a little guilty. Certainly no law enforcement … Continue reading

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From the Editor (May 2018)

I recently listened to a podcast on food during the Great Depression. It was a lecture from Iowa State University professor Pamela Riney-Kehrberg (part of C-Span’s Lectures in History series). Two points stuck with me most: Widespread starvation wasn’t caused … Continue reading

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From the Editor (April 2018)

As I write this, high school students across southern Florida are marching in solidarity with the survivors of the mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Some students traveled hours by bus to the state capitol … Continue reading

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From the Editor (September 2017)

I am due this month to give birth to my second child, a baby girl. You’ll be hearing from me in this space in upcoming issues, but know that through November I’ll be caring for our newest United Methodist Women … Continue reading

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Message From the Editor (May 2017)

This issue supplements the new United Methodist Women geographical study: Missionary Conferences of The United Methodist Church in the United States by J. Ann Craig. The conferences covered in the book and this issue are the Red Bird Missionary Conference, … Continue reading

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From the Editor (March 2017)

This month United Methodist Women celebrates its 148th anniversary as a women’s mission organization. This is a milestone worth celebrating, both for the foresight of our foremothers and for the passion and faith of members today. Our anniversary is also … Continue reading

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