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Inside our June issue

Find out social media can reach the millennials for our churches

Naomi Long shares her experiences of faith in politics

Amanda Pilz discovered how to trust in God after her father's abandonment

Bake a delicious chocolate raspberry tart this summer




Good advice
28 Sleep better tonight — Natural ways to ensure a good night’s sleep
37 The Single File — Advice for those who are caring for elderly relatives
41 But I can’t stand her! — Penelope Wilcock on how to make peace with difficult people

Living well
14 Home is where the heart is — What turns a house into a home
26 The power of fasting — Why self denial is good for our bodies as well as our spiritual well-being
38 Do you have a cheerful heart? — Lessons from the life of David on showing gratitude and kindness to others

Real lives
18 My life in politics — Leader of the Alliance Party in Northern Ireland Naomi Long on coping with intimidation, fighting cancer and the importance of faith
29 ‘I was helping others to read their Bibles, whilst struggling with doubts about my own faith’ — One woman’s testimony of finding her faith again
35 ‘I struggled to know God as Father’ — Having been disowned by her own father, Amanda Pilz found it difficult to trust God
36 Children accused of witchcraft — and the ministries helping them to make a new start in life
50 Paul Kerensa — How his family made their presence felt when they visited an ancient parish church

News & views
8   Your letters — on the articles that have inspired you
11 The Journal — news, reviews and ideas for the month ahead
21 Take me to your leader — Veronica Zundel debunks some of the myths about leadership in the Church
42 Bookclub — Recommended reads and an interview with parish priest and author Sally Welch
49 Next month — Looking ahead to our July issue

Ideas & inspiration
7   Pray with us — Amy Boucher Pye writes a thoughtful prayer for summer days
22 Miracles in the city centre — The exciting ministry that takes prayer to the streets
25 My inspiration — Joni Eareckson Tada introduces us to one of her ‘painpals’
30 What’s your ministry? — Meet the women using social media to reach out and support others
44 For you to make — A delicious raspberry and chocolate tart

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