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October 2019

Elaine Storkey puts us straight on the Samaritan woman who met Jesus at the well

Our years at Scargill: one couple's experience of living in community

'Cancer taught me to make time for what is important'

Modern slavery: the Sheffield charity helping vulnerable women rebuild their lives

CONTENTS

Cover stories

IDEAS AND INSPIRATION

14    Feast on God’s Word – How to get the most from your Bible reading
36    Treat packs for Halloween – Resources for you and your church
37    A moment of calm – How to make mealtimes a means of grace
40    Good Works – Praying mums and home comforts – how cosy quilts and delicious bakes are changing lives
42    Good Times – Delicious Chocolate Fridge Cake to make and share, and a recommended film to watch

REFLECTIONS

7    Finding our way home – Lyndall Bywater writes our prayer for the month
17    Joni Eareckson Tada – The friend who inspires me
28    Bringing in the harvest – We can learn a lot through growing things says Penelope Wilcock
30    A misunderstood woman – Elaine Storkey puts us straight about the Samaritan woman who met Jesus at the well
50    What will be our legacy? Andrew Graystone never fails to be inspired by Durham Cathedral

REAL LIVES

10    Zoe Clark-Coates – I’ve found God’s purpose for me

25    Help! We’re losing our lovely vicar – Hopeful Girl and her friends fear their welcoming church might change with a new incumbent
26    Our years at Scargill – One couple’s experience of living in community
34    Cancer taught me to make time for what is important – One woman’s inspiring story
38   Recipe for success – My son’s condition spurred me on to start my own bakery

NEWS AND VIEWS

8    Your letters on what you’ve found helpful in recent issues
22    Modern slavery on our doorstep – How a Sheffield-based charity is helping vulnerable women rebuild their lives
44    Next month – Coming soon in our November issue
48    Book Club – Recommended reads and an interview with Andy Hawthorne

GOOD COUNSEL

18    We can all be a force for good – Three gifts we can give to the world
33    To have and to hold – How to handle disagreements in a marriage

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