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September 2012 Contents

Answering the call: what is God asking of you? Wise Mum provides insights and advice on parenting How life changes when you become a widow Hopeful Girl has a nasty encounter at a singles party

September 2012

Contents

Real lives

Answering God’s call Four women tell us how they were led to do something new

Jo Saxton: Women need to be strong, not passive

I know God will provide’ One woman’s story of learning to trust God

Would Like To Meet Hopeful Girl has a nasty encounter at a singles party

Dr Lavinia Byrne on being a nun, the role of women and ministering to others

‘I don’t like going to bed alone’ Three women discuss how life changes when you become a widow

‘I’ve found my ideal ministry’ Why sport is the perfect tool for a young US missionary in the Ukraine

Body & Soul

Prayer for the month Seeking God’s guidance and peace

Seek simplicity Penelope Wilcock offers some practical tips for an uncluttered life

The devil does not carry a pitchfork! Veronica Zundel sorts truth from myth about the fight against evil

Do you need God’s guidance? Study God’s promise and the Scriptures that teach us how he guides us

Why is anorexia so prevalent among Christian women? One woman shares her experience

Who are we missing? How do we draw younger, professional women into our women’s groups?

Make & Do

Use your shopping power How to be an ethical consumer

Organise a tea party, bake some breakfast muffins and lots more ideas of things to do this month in our Notebook pages

News & Views

Your letters on Veronica's column, God's provision and more

Wise Mum Our new series begins with the ‘back to school blues’

Bookclub What to read this month and an interview with Max Lucado

Man Alive It’s important to see things the right way up, says Andrew Perry

Just for you

Giveaways A new book on anorexia, two devotional books and weekend cookbooks

Competitions Solve our Wordspiral and win a luxury handcream, send us a review and win our recommended reads and enter our new Classified competition and win a Personal Encourager Bible

Coming soon in our October issue

Live life to the full!

Be inspired by the women who refuse to let their physical limitations hold them back

Welcome the autumn – seasonal ideas to celebrate and enjoy

PLUS

Baroness Caroline Cox on fighting for justice

Joni Eareckson Tada on what it means to take up your cross

 

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