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How could you transform your neighbourhood? Two women share their inspiring stories Joni Eareckson Tada on her secret to coping with tough times Generous living - modelling a different attitude to money and possessions Be still - and learn to hear God's voice

Real lives

Amy Grant talks about touring, tough times and her latest album
Open Diary – A woman confesses to getting it wrong when she tried to encourage her family to share her faith
Why church is a lonely place for singles and what we can do about it
What could you do to transform your neighbourhood? Two women share their inspiring stories
The plight of refugees forced to flee their homes and seek asylum elsewhere
Do you keep an online diary? Three women explain the appeal of blogging
Joni Eareckson Tada shares her secret of coping with tough challenges

Make & Do

Say a prayer – Our seasonal reflection for autumn
Encourage simplicity in your church and avoid getting bogged down by minutiae
Celebrate special birthdays – Ten inspirational ideas for you to try
Be generous – Why we should model a different approach to money and possessions
Make some mealtime memories – Wise Mum encourages some celebratory meals
Be still – You’re more likely to hear God’s voice and be able to receive his promises
Bake some buns, pick up your knitting needles and try a fitness weekend – lots of ideas in our Notebook pages

News & Views

Your letters on coping with change, inspiring Bible studies and writing letters
Would Like To Meet – How to be approachable at singles events
Bookclub – Recommended reads and an interview with Conrad Gempf
Veronica Zundel says it’s time we stopped being embarrassed by our periods
Man Alive – Andrew Perry reflects on the beauty of God’s colour scheme
Next month – Coming soon in our November issue


Books on Ecclesiastes, chocolate biscuits and organic lip balms


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