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August 2018

When life falls apart, God will put you back together - Joni

Singled Out - Can you be friends with an ex?

The simple secrets to building good relationships - Mark Greene

Contents

* cover stories

IDEAS AND INSPIRATION

30 * Rejoice in God’s provision - Ideas to build your faith and live well in the months ahead

32 * Could you be a mentor? Be inspired by these women’s experience

42 Weekend - Things to see and do this month

47 Summer baking - Tasty friands for you to make

REFLECTIONS

 7 Season of fruitfulness - Claire Musters writes our prayer of the month

18 Wise woman of the Bible - What Abigail’s story teaches us today

21 Joni Eareckson Tada - When life falls apart, God will put you together again

38 Penelope Wilcock ponders the little things that bother us

40 A meditation on hands - What the hands of Jesus teach us about God’s love

50 Man Alive - Russ Bravo is inspired by an exhibition on ornithology

REAL LIVES

10 * ‘I’m much happier now’ - Amanda Root talks about her varied career and her charity, which works with traumatised women

22 Inspiring women - Having overcome traumatic illness, these two women are seeking to help others

26 * Empowering women - The literary ladies of the Central African Republic

29 Singled out - Can you be friends with an ex? Hopeful Girl says not in her experience

36 ‘We’re sharing what we’ve learned with others’ - The couple behind a new marriage resource

GOOD ADVICE

14 * How to find your purpose in life - The big question you need to ask

17 Mark Greene - The simple secrets to building good relationships

35 Natural wellbeing - How to boost your energy

NEWS & VIEWS

 8 Your letters - on answered prayer and what’s inspired you

48 Book club - Recommended reads and an interview with parenting guru Rachel Turner

51 Next month - Looking ahead to our September issue

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