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October 2018

We need a new vision of womanhood: Rachel Gardner on deconstructing stereotypes

Tania Bright on finding faith, juggling roles and playing to your strengths

Joni on the blessing of waiting

Contents

Cover stories

Good advice

12    Dr Caroline Leaf – on the power of the mind to change our lives
14    Facing the unexpected – What you need to know and do to be able to rebuild your life
38    Our wonderful pets – What two readers learned from their canine friends

Ideas and inspiration

28    Are you getting enough of God’s Word? Be inspired by our tried and tested ways to engage with the Bible
44    Weekend – Things to see and do this month
47    A place to go – The peaceful cottage in County Wicklow

Real lives

10    Tania Bright – on finding faith, juggling roles and playing to your strengths
17    Singled out – Hopeful Girl learns she had a lucky escape from ex fiancé PartyBoy
18    Brave, bold and inspirational – Meet three women seeking to make life better for others
25    Breaking the cycle of poverty – A new project aims to give hope to young women growing up in Brazil
26    ‘I had to hit rock bottom before I started rebuilding my life’ – One woman’s story of how God transformed her life

News & views

8    Your letters – What’s caught your imagination in recent issues
40    Don’t worry so much about technology, says our columnist Veronica Zundel
41    Next month – Looking ahead to our November issue
48    Book club – Recommended reads and an interview with Lisa Bevere
50    Man Alive – Andrew Graystone expresses caution about living in the digital age

Reflections

7    Transform us Lord – Kate Nicholas writes our prayer of the month
22    Why women of all ages need a new vision of womanhood – Rachel Gardner is on a mission to deconstruct stereotypes
23    The key phrase that unlocks our identity as women – Jen Baker explores how God describes us
33    Penelope Wilcock encourages us to make time to laugh and enjoy life
34    Wise woman of the Bible – Why the story of Hannah is a challenge for every woman
37    Joni Eareckson Tada – on the blessing of waiting

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