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August 2017

Learning to live joyfully
Possessions: minimalism and the grace economy
How to navigate different spiritual needs in your marriage
The soldier’s wife who took on the MoD

CONTENTS

Ideas & inspiration
34  COVER – What makes you happy and how we can all embrace more joy in our lives
38 What’s your ministry? – Meet the women using their holidays to reach out and support others
44  COVER For you to make – A delicious blackberry cake to share with family and friends

Reflections
7 Pray with us – A prayer of surrender
25 How much do you own? – Prepping, minimalism and the grace economy
28 Joni Eareckson Tada – on the Japanese art form that teaches us a lot about God’s grace in our lives
50 Man Alive – Mark Greene on the right time to share what you believe

Real lives
14 Why laughter is good for us – Comedians Jo Enright and Bec Hill on faith, doing stand up and the importance of humour
18  COVER “My husband made the ultimate sacrifice for his country” – The soldier’s wife who took on the Ministry of Defence
29 “Our daughter’s life taught us so much” – One woman’s story of love and loss

Good advice
20 COVER To have and to hold – How to navigate different spiritual needs in a marriage
26 Learn from King David – How to stand firm against our enemy
31 The Single File – Ideas to tackle loneliness
41 Too much sun? – Natural ways to soothe sunburn and care for your skin

News & views
8 Your letters on finding encouragement and what makes you happy
11 The Journal – news, reviews and ideas for the month ahead
23 Let’s get together – Come and join us at our Women of Peace conference in Leeds
33 Veronica Zundel – on what it means to be a woman
37 It’s time to vote – The nominations are in for our special readers’ book award. Which title will get your vote?
42 Book club – Summer reading and an interview with author Fiona Stratta
49 Next month – Looking ahead to our September issue

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