What a year it’s been for Today’s Christian Woman! As 2014 comes to a close and as we each gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of Christ, our TCW editorial team also wants to take a moment to pause and celebrate the amazing work of God in and through this publication. We’re pausing this week to look back over the many powerful stories and life-changing articles that have graced our pages and to celebrate that very thing: the grace of God. It’s the grace that changes our stories of shame, sorrow, and brokenness into stories of newness, courage, and hope. It’s the grace that propels us out of a me-centered life into a God-shaped calling, inviting us to see how our story weaves in and through God’s big story of redemption for humankind. And it’s the grace that empowers us to influence our homes, our neighborhoods, our workplaces—our whole world—for the sake of Christ and his gospel.
So in this year-end issue of Today’s Christian Woman, we looked at five key areas and selected some of the best articles of 2014 to spotlight God’s grace, God’s call, and God’s story.
From “You Are Worth Fighting For” by Jennifer Dukes Lee to “The Great Giver” by Carolyn Arends to “Why I Don’t Go to Church on Mother’s Day” by Mary Bellus, there were so many powerful explorations of faith this year in TCW.1