Reforestation of the Heart

By Jan Wood I AM WELL AWARE that we all stand in different spaces in the midst of this tumultuous month.  Some are shedding tears of relief; some are shedding tears of deep disappointment and fear. Some dreams are awaking; others are dying.  It would be nice to think...

Carry Something Beautiful

By Jan Wood SOMETIMES IMAGES SPEAK MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN WORDS. This image is the ministry of Melanie Weidner’s newest piece created for the troubled times we find ourselves in. It speaks into my heart as I hope it will into yours. Melanie was the very first Associate...

Living in the Unknown

By Jan Wood THE GOOD NEWS ASSOCIATES are used to scheduling commitments, retreats, and events for months and years ahead. And we — like you — have lived into this strange state of suspended animation during the COVID crisis. All of our lives, schedules and plans have...

A Sturdy Faith

By Jan Wood THERE IS A REFRAIN FROM AN OLD HYMN, “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” that rings in my ears these days: On Christ the solid rock I stand All other ground is shifting sand. All other ground is shifting sand. We are in the midst of a massive national — and...

The Courage to See

By Jan Wood I HAVE HAD GOD OPEN MY EYES to new awareness that led to change many times. In fact, I count on that grace in my life! Perhaps the most iconic opening came years ago… My sense of myself at that time was that I was a generous, happy, nice person. I...