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March 2012 Inside this issue

Live the good life Why we should challenge atheism How a Christian girl became homeless Change the way you shop


Real lives

Living life to the full after depression Two women share their stories

‘We wanted to give another child a home’ One family’s adoption adventure

Alister McGrath talks about finding faith, fighting atheism and the legacy of C S Lewis

The good life … our way! How a US family changed their consumer habits

‘I was a prodigal child’ One woman’s story of how life fell apart and how the kindness of a stranger helped her to find her way home

Would Like To Meet Hopeful Girl is concerned by a persistent suitor


Body & Soul

Alie Stibbe pays tribute to Norwegian revivalist Hans Nielsen Hauge

The promise of trouble Jesus’ words of comfort for when we experience difficulties


Good ideas

Stuck for children’s party ideas? Try a coin party

Could you be a Fair trader? It can be tough, but it’s never dull says one enthusiastic supporter

Running the race Like to run? There are lots of opportunities to raise funds for charity

Agenda Inspiration and ideas for the month ahead


News, Views & Events

Your letters Readers’ news and views on recent issues

The most dangerous place for a woman What’s life really like for women in Afghanistan?

Veronica Zundel says compassion, not criticism should always be our first response

Bookclub Good reads and an interview with author Terri Blackstock

Man Alive Don’t miss the good things today, says Nick Tomlinson


Just for you


Just the job Two single parents are brought together

Giveaways  Copies of Year of Plenty (Sparkhouse Press), The Heart’s Time (SPCK) Let Live (Longstone Books) A Spacious Place (BRF), Creative Foundations, Leigh Nash CDs, Hymns & Sacred Songs and tickets to The Ideal Home Show

Competitions  A cosy hat and scarf is this month's puzzle prize


Joining us in March

Some of our contributors recall their best decisions

Gina Hall explains how she adopted her youngest daughter

Read about Annie Porthouse's experiences as a Fair trader

Anne Le Tissier opens up God’s promise to us

Chris Sutton writes our short story

Also writing for us this month are freelance writers and journalists Craig Goodwin, Ali Herbert, Helen Jaeger, Alex Peppitt, Lucinda van der Hart and Lorraine Wylie

Next Month

Inside our April issue

The secret of contentment

J John - On loving what he does, finding balance and the importance of ‘me time’

Real life

‘I’m no longer in love with my husband, but I’m committed to our marriage’

How to . . .

 Ditch perfectionism and love your life


Celebrate spring – 10 fun things for you to do

A gorgeous teddy bear for you to win

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