Future Issues

Each issue of What Canst Thou Say? is organized around a particular theme. Use the following themes and associated queries to spur your creativity and organize your thoughts. Then send us your story!


November 2019   Young Adult Spirituality

 February 2020 Healing

May 2010   Gratitude

August 2020   Empowerment

November 2020 Jesus Love in Action

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November 2019 Young Adult Friends’ Spirituality
Guest Editor: Greg Woods

 What role has your faith/spirituality played as you traverse young adulthood? What has most surprised you about your journey? What are you seeking in a spiritual community? What have been the challenges in your search?  Have you found what you seek? What gifts do you bring to a spiritual community? Who or what has inspired you spiritually as a young adult? How has that inspiration affected your spiritual journey? Deadline August 15, 2019

February 2020 Healing
Guest Editor: Susan Greenler with Mike Resman

To Heal means “to make sound or whole.” Healing comes in all forms: emotional, physical, spiritual, and most often these are intertwined. Each day we live brings opportunities for healing, growth, wholeness: this is life. We invite stories and poems about an experience or transformation that is foundational to who you have become. How have you healed? What led to an experience of increased wholeness? What have you learned along the way? How has God/Christ been present in your healing journey? What does the concept of “healing” mean to you?           Deadline November 15, 2019

May 2020 Gratitude
Guest Editor: Marcia Z. Nelson with Earl Smith

The German mystic Meister Eckhart said: “If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would be enough.”

What are you thankful for? Has gratitude made a difference in your experience? Are there times when gratitude is a challenge for you? Have you experienced any situations that have been transformed by gratitude? Do you have any spiritual practices involving gratitude?           Deadline February 15, 2020