From the Editor Mar/Apr 2023
Publishing is an interesting industry. We must do everything very far in advance to meet our deadlines. I’m writing this column on December 2, 2022, but you’re reading it three months later—after I will have retired as editor-in-chief of this magazine.
I’ve been with Israel My Glory for 23 years, the best years of my life. I have loved every minute of the hard work it takes to produce what I truly believe is one of the finest Christian magazines in the world. But now I feel the Lord is moving me on—not away from ministry to the Jewish people but from the all-consuming responsibilities of running this publication.
Starting with the next issue, Jesse King will take over as managing editor and will fill this space with his wonderful writing. If you read our online blog, you’re already acquainted with him. I’ve agreed to remain on part-time for another year as consulting editor. And from time to time, I hope to post on my husband’s Facebook page. So be sure to look for Tom Simcox on Facebook.
Also look for Elwood McQuaid’s new book, Almost There, which the two of us finally finished and placed in the hands of the publisher. In it, Elwood, a former executive director of The Friends of Israel (FOI), treats you to a nostalgic, heartwarming look at his formative years in the pastorate in Goodview, Virginia. It’s an enjoyable, inspirational read as only he can deliver, with an Earl Hamner Jr. (The Waltons) flavor and a crystal-clear gospel. I think you’ll like it.
I also think you’ll like this issue of Israel My Glory. It’s filled with interesting character studies of all the major players in the book of Esther, and Steve Herzig has written a special article telling us what it was like celebrating the holiday of Purim when he was a boy. Be sure to read Ty Perry’s new, ongoing column on antisemitism, designed to keep you informed about what’s happening in this vitally important arena that the secular press loves to ignore.
Although I’m sad this is my final column, I’m happy to tell you I’m hoping to be available for limited speaking engagements. Feel free to email me at LornaSimcoxAuthor@gmail.com; or contact me through my husband, an FOI Bible teacher with North American Ministries, at TSimcox@foi.org.
So, I’m saying goodbye for now, wishing you all the very best our holy, almighty God has to offer, as well as the happiest of Easters celebrating our Lord’s glorious resurrection and His guaranteed, future return. God bless you all.
Waiting for His Appearing,