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Dancing Rev Kate Bottley in the hot seat

Could you not buy new clothes for a year?

Make a pine nut roast

New Year inspiration

12  Trust in God’s blessing for you — It’s not a theory, it’s personal!  
29  Fill the year with joy — and look out for God’s gifts to you along the way
30  Set yourself a challenge — Could you go without new clothes for a year?

Good advice
10  Change your thinking — How to develop a holy mind
18  How to respond to difficulties and challenges — Be inspired by David’s example as he faced King Saul’s threats against him
37  Single File — Why this month is a good time to try online dating

Real lives

14  Rev Kate Bottley — on her unexpected calling to the priesthood and the viral video that changed everything
21  Letter from Nicaragua — How the provision of clean water, toilets and showers has changed the lives of women and girls in a small rural town
22  What’s happening to our boys? — How we can help our sons and the young men in our churches meet the challenges they face today
26  Why the Syrians need to stay in the Middle East — One woman’s mission to help the migrants fleeing the violence in Syria
35  Remembering Edith Cavell — Why her life and death still inspire us today
36  ‘I’ve learned not to fear my emotions’ — One woman’s story of battling depression and finding a new way forward
50  Man Alive — Andrew Graystone learns a few lessons in the church crèche

News & views

39  Veronica Zundel — The small word that speaks volumes
40  Bookclub — Good reads and an interview with Eric Metaxas
42  Your letters — on guidance, mindfulness, family issues and more
46  Next month — What’s coming soon in our February issue

Bright ideas

7   January Notes — Inspiring ideas for the month ahead
33 Start a conversation — We test out a new resource to use in your women’s group or with friends
34 Nature’s medicine cabinet — Five ways to use ginger
49 Make a pine nut roast — A festive feast for vegetarians

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