Photo by PW communication specialist Debbie Paris.
Hand model, PW designer Stephanie Morris.
About This Issue
Global warming, eco-justice and environmental crises, oh my! It’s difficult to wrap our heads around the impact that our choices make on God’s good creation. The hopeful news is that, year after year, we’re learning about more ways we can make a difference—at work, in our homes, even in our congregations.
As recently as 10 years ago, articles on the environment were sounding alarms, raising flags and reporting depressing statistics. This issue of Horizons is filled with stories of the good work that’s being done and ways anyone and everyone can contribute, the kinds of questions we need to be asking and the inspiring solutions that already have been found. Even if you’re still tempted to ask, “But, what can I do?” go ahead and turn the page—you may find your answer there.
Horizons is the magazine of Presbyterian Women. It is planned and designed for individuals and PW circles, newcomers and longtime participants in the organization. You'll notice resources are scattered throughout the magazine—in sidebars, boxes and sometimes entire articles—because Presbyterian Women is made up of leaders, both current leaders and women with leadership potential. Participants in Presbyterian Women are also active—in their congregation, community and world-so we work to include ways you can respond to what you read in Horizons.
Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit we commit ourselves:
CELEBRATIONS AND SABBATH
Michaela Bruzzese reminds Christians to balance their call to work for God’s reign with their need to rest and renew.
Rebecca Kneale Gould introduces us to the Take Back Your Time initiative, addressing the North Ameican epidemic of overwork and over-scheduling.
Anitra Kitts celebrates the art of making food as a way of keeping time and preventing time from keeping her.
Amy Starr Redwine explores what it means to cultivate a Sabbath heart.
Ellen Birkett Morris celebrates 200 year of Black Presbyterian women.
Cynthia O'Brien shares ways families can celebrate St. Nicholas at home and at church.
Bible study resources for Lessons Two and Three of the 2007–2008 Horizons Bible study, Above and Beyond: Hearing God's Call in Jonah and Ruth
Items underlined can be seen in this Web site, all others appear in the July/August 2007 (HZN-07-230) issue of Horizons magazine.