A message from Doll


It’s Chriiiissstmmaaaaaas! I am a summer baby but Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. I’ve spent a few Christmases abroad and yes; it is lovely having Christmas cocktails on the beach. However, there is something beautifully compelling about being warm and toasty in front of a roaring fire, which means I prefer to spend this season in a colder climate. (Not that my apartment actually lends itself to the aesthetics of an open fire but you get the sentiment.) 

This year has been pretty full on with news of death and destruction. Sometimes it feels like there is no hope. I don’t want to sound trite but, as I keep having to remind myself, there is always hope in Jesus. In one of the Pentecostal churches I grew up in, a repeated statement when trouble came was: “God is still on the throne!” and, in keeping with the celebrating of Jesus’ birth, the hope of this world, this edition is filled with encouragement to that effect. 

So there’s lots in this issue on celebration and we’d love to know how you’re celebrating with your loved ones this Christmas. What traditions does your family uphold? What do you eat for breakfast on Christmas morning and how do you fill the time between Christmas and the New Year?! We want to hear! Let us know at womanalive@premier.org.uk

As I write, we’ve also been recording more episodes of the Woman Alive podcast; if you have some time off this Christmas, I’d encourage you to get stuck in and catch up on missed episodes. You can listen on the go – multi-tasking is a woman’s best friend, right? – and find out what my guests are saying in the second series about mental health, whether prayer works, feminism and much more! 

Love and blessings, Doll

Editor + Creative Director

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