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September 2017

Bobbie Houston on the importance of women's ministry – and dealing with criticism
Westminster workers – meet the woman supporting MPs and other staff in Parliament
Know your weaknesses – tackling the flaws that hold you back

CONTENTS

News & views
8 Your letters – on praying, happiness, friendship, what’s inspired you and more
20 Join us in Leeds – Come and learn how to be Women of Peace at our special conference in October
42 Bookclub – Great reads and a chat with author Randy Alcorn
51 Next month – Coming soon in our October issue

Reflections
7 Pray with us – A prayer of letting go
26 Are we too casual about God’s holiness? – Tough questions in our Bible study this month
33 Celebrating Michaelmas – Pen Wilcock reflects on the harvest of our lives
41 Veronica Zundel considers the real problem with technology and says we could learn a lot from the medieval theologians.
50 Man Alive – Nick Page on why listening is more important than talking

Real lives
14 Don’t stop me now – Bobbie Houston on the importance of women’s ministry, facing criticism and keeping on
22 Daughters of dissent – The URC celebrate 100 years of ordained women in ministry
25 God knows best – One woman’s story of learning to trust God with her future
28 Why I’m proud to work in Westminster – Meet the woman supporting MPs and other staff in the Houses of Parliament

Good advice
18 What are your weaknesses? – Recognising what holds you back and what to do about it
34 Why our bodies matter and how to feel good in your own skin
37 How to help those struggling after divorce – The Christian self-help groups that enable people to rebuild their lives
39 The Single File – ‘The man I like has a criminal past’
40 Suffering with insect bites? – Natural ways to soothe your symptoms this summer

Ideas & inspiration
11 Journal – Five ways to make a difference this month, plus news, reviews and inspiration for the month ahead
30 What’s your ministry? – Meet the women using their love of reading to make a difference
44  Creative ways to pray for others Ideas from a new interactive journaling book

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