Inspiration for the Spirit

We are so excited to bring you this special issue of the Synod of Living Waters virtual magazine, the Virtual Voice. The stories in this issue are truly inspiring. Our team asked writers to reflect on the marvelous grace that can be experienced in and from small things and unexpected moves of the Spirit.

Here you will hear from presbytery executives and pastors who highlight church rebirths in Tennessee, food ministries in a Tuscaloosa Alabama new church, a guns to gardens program in Memphis, ongoing miracles of rebuilding after disaster in Mississippi, Spirit fueled new funding in South Alabama and more!

We are also introducing a new continuing column called Celebrations and welcoming new roving reporters.

This issue highlights crucial needs for Living Waters for the World ministries in Haiti as well as information about an exciting new VBS curriculum developed by LWW.

Our Moderator, Ann Laird Jones, reminds us of the important relational role of General Assembly and invites prayer for our commissioners.

Our Executive Greg Goodwiller shares his thoughts as we plan for the future.

A special treat this month is a reflection by David Gambrell who serves us in the GA office of Theology and Worship about the season we call ordinary time.

Also included in this edition are free downloadable daily devotions by Eugenia Gamble. The theme is 60 Days of Kindness and focuses on God’s kindness, how we model that kindness to the world, and encourages daily LARKS (Little Acts of Random Kindness.)

We hope that you enjoy the Virtual Voice and we welcome your ideas for stories anytime! All we ask in return is that you share the magazine in your congregations and presbyteries.

There is so much wonderful going on!