The Sentinel deserves nothing but the highest praise for its unending inspiration, answers to prayers, and having just the right article at just the right time when we are dealing with an issue, and so I am reluctant to write anything negative for something so full of good. However, Editor Dorothy Estes asked us to share our comments on the new format [December 31, 2012, Sentinel]. I do love the new small design—easier to carry everywhere. However, I must agree with Michelle McRae’s comments in the Letters section of the February 25 issue. I do so miss the beautiful illustrations and pictures that enhanced the articles in the previous format. They helped to elicit thoughtful inspiration from all the article content, and that is missing and missed in the new more “antiseptic” format. And I, too, miss the editor introduction to the issue. It unified the articles and prepared us for a wonderful journey in the pages ahead. While I know that color and graphics add a significant cost to your publication, would it be possible to reintroduce some form of it to keep the inspiration flowing?

Marcia Higgins
Plano, Texas, US

I learned a good lesson from Michelle McRae’s letter in the February 25 Sentinel remarking on her many disappointments with the new design. I had to chuckle because they were very close to what I felt with the old design she liked so much! But I was patient, tried to focus on the content, and tried not to criticize. Now, here I have what I love—a quiet, friendly design that I dive into right away. What did I learn? That we all think differently and outward things change. What a surprise! I know at some time the periodical designs will change again, and I’ll be more ready to find the good when they do. For now, though, thank you for all the thought behind these fresh changes.

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