As I write my last column for Faith Today,
I remember God’s faithfulness.
In this issue we are celebrating 30 years of Faith Today magazine – 30 years of providing a public gathering place for Canadian Evangelicals. It will also be a new year and a fresh start for me. On January 1, 2013 I will be retiring as The Evangelical Fellow- ship of Canada’s director of resourcing and publishing. So this is my last issue as managing editor
for Faith Today. My duties here will be
taken up by our other fine editors, Bill
Fledderus and Karen Stiller, and they’ll
also be hiring a new third editor.
Twelve years ago, when I attended
my first interviews for this job, I was very
relaxed because I believed I was only get-
ting “interview practice.”
I had been working from home as
editor of the United Church renewal magazine Fellowship
and writing freelance articles for various secular publica-
tions. But when our three children were off to school full-
time, I was ready for more.
When I saw the ad for the EFC position, I sent in my re-sumé and welcomed the opportunity for my first interview,
expecting I would not get the job – in fact, I was depending
on it. Our home is a considerable distance from the EFC
office and, as my husband often reminded me, “Driving
is not your forte.” Applying for a job so far away did not
However, the idea that this was only a practice run
made me so relaxed during the interviews that I really
enjoyed the process. (Our Lord did create humour, after all.)
Over the years
I’ve learned God
is truly faithful.
When He calls,
He also equips.
aLL THe STaFF at Faith Today and the EFC thank Gail Reid
for her outstanding contributions. We pray that God will
richly bless you, Gail, in the years ahead. We will miss you!
Vol. 31 no 1
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