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TO OUR READERS
On the plaza that stretches out in front of our editorial offices, we see a lot of childlike freedom and joy. Especially when the weather is warm! Children—and adults—play in the large fountain, rollerbladers of all ages sweep up and down the plaza, college students throw frisbees or just soak up the rays. Spontaneity and exuberance are everywhere.
Such childlike qualities are the very essence of who we all are as the children of God. And as you'll read in "It's great to be a child!" it's never too late to discover that your spiritual nature, full of vivacity and freshness, is alive, well, and fully accessible to you—right now!
Some further guidance on maintaining joy comes in "Your joy no man taketh from you.'" You'll read an inspiring example of God's power to heal addiction in "God is real? Prove it." Finding a good school and getting accepted can often make or break a family's sense of joy and progress. In "School space, politics, and God's beloved child," a mother tells how prayer gave her freedom from anxiety and also helped to open the way for her son to attend the school of his choice.
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TO OUR READERS
It's great to be a child!
Ruth Elizabeth Jenks
Lucy Chambers Karwell
"Your joy no man taketh from you"
Laura C. Lawrence
God is real? Prove it
Laura K. Robinson-Long
School space, politics, and God's beloved child
Gayle Miller Huizinga
Spirituality: an antidote to crime
Margaret Coleman Brown Poyser
There is a right way out
Louise Clarke Harsch
The day I lost my wallet...
Cornelia Schacht with contributions from Rita Klintwort de Almeida
with contributions from Sean Evans, Mary MacDermott, Rachel Draskovich, Tupele-Ebi Diffa, Robin Raflo
Women and spirituality
by Kim Shippey
Praying for—and with—your child
Mary Metzner Trammell
About three years ago I was at a softball practice, and my team...
Amy Berg with contributions from Barbara Mary Berg
When I was a young adult I was living alone in my parents'...
Stephanie L. Deher
About a year ago I was out on my porch deck watering plants...
Lulu S. Hoerner