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BRIGHT IDEAS
7    October Notes — Inspiration and ideas for the month ahead
19  Be a pilgrim — Three simple ways to bring a sense of pilgrimage into your everyday life
22  Revitalise your Bible study — Two women explain what worked for them
34  Nature’s medicine cabinet — Five ways to use starflower oil
44  How to grow your own fresh air — The benefits of indoor plants

NEWS & VIEWS
39  Divine Dining — The café in the City of London which offers a place to be still as well as good food
40  Book club — A book for digital devotees and an interview with Andy Crouch
42  Your letters — on turning hobbies into ministry and the articles which have helped you
49  Next month — What’s coming up in our November issue
50  Man Alive — A thoughtful story of the man who didn’t understand women

REAL LIVES
10  YolanDa Brown — The award-winning saxophonist on motherhood, music and faith
26 ‘My life with bees’ — The joy of beekeeping and why we need to care for our honey bees
32 ‘My cancer spurred me on to help others’ — One woman’s inspiring story
36 ‘I was a refugee’ — One woman’s struggle to build a new life after fleeing her country

MAKE LIFE BETTER
13 The gift of second chances — Sharon Grenham-Thompson says lives can be transformed when we treat people with respect and dignity
30 Could you turn your hobby into a ministry? — Meet three women who are using their knitting skills in a variety of ways
35 Send a letter — Veronica Zundel says there is still a place for the handwritten letter

GOOD ADVICE
16 I wish I was … — How to break free of the comparison trap
20 Are you lost in a wilderness? — Take comfort from David’s experience of God’s provision and protection
25 What to do when God says no — Joni Eareckson Tada says it’s an opportunity for growth
37 Single File — How to cope with pressure to go further

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