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What makes Christmas special? Four women share their festive traditions Bless your community – fun suggestions from a Bristol church Joni Eareckson Tada on the importance of memories Get creative – three great ideas for your women's group

Real Lives

10 Looking to the future – Martin Smith shares Christmas memories and what’s next for him after Delirious?
22 What makes Christmas special? Four women share their festive traditions
29 Joni Eareckson Tada – Why memories are important
30 Our changing Christmas – How one family reorganised their celebrations to accommodate a variety of needs
37 ‘How I got my life back’ – One woman’s struggle with fibromyalgia
39 A very special carol service – The church that opens its doors on just a few days each year
50 Paul Burbridge from Riding Lights is our first guest on our new style Man Alive page

Ideas & Inspiration

7 Keep it simple! It’s the recipe for a perfect Christmas, says Penelope Wilcock
14 The art of giving – Make your own very special gifts
16 Gifts for your community – two fun ideas from a local church in Bristol
18 Bring out your creativity – Three fabulous ideas for your women’s group
19 Finding joy at Christmas – How wrapping gifts, decorating the tree and even making mince pies can be opportunities to meet with God
34 The most wonderful time of the year? A thoughtful seasonal story to enjoy
40 Things to do, places to go and treats to win in our festive Notebook pages

In Every Issue

6 Give thanks – Our special prayer for the month
8 Your letters on being single, birthday celebrations and the best way to share our faith
12 Veronica Zundel questions our current immigration policy
26 Bible study – What God promises us when we trust him
33 Wise Mum – How to cope when your child goes to nursery
35 Would Like To Meet – Could you organise a social group?
44 The best books to read at Christmas – Our festive recommendations
51 Next month – What you can look forward to in our January issue

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