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Learning to be thankful in all circumstances

Editorial from December 2020

This issue marks a full year of me editing Premier Woman Alive and, despite the incredibly difficult year we’ve had, I know I have a lot to be thankful for. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 we read: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” This might seem hard given the events of this year, but for this edition I asked you to share what you are thankful for and challenged our contributors to think about thanksgiving.  

As a single person, one thing that I am particularly thankful for is friendship and, despite loneliness increasing rather dramatically with lockdown, I found I actually made a friend through the isolation period.  

As an editor, I don’t often get the opportunity to speak directly with the wonderful women (and men) we interview for the magazine so I was grateful for my conversation with this issue’s ‘cover girl’, Alena Kate Pettitt. The self-proclaimed #TradWife shot into the public arena earlier this year when she appeared on This Morning and has since featured on news and media outlets all over the world. Her standing up for housewives has caused controversy, but she says she felt called to step down from her lucrative role in beauty PR to look after her family full time and has no regrets.

We know that Christmas is going to look very different this year, but most of us will still prepare some kind of festive feast – why not make duck your centrepiece? For this issue we spoke to the Buchanan family, founders of the famous Gressingham Duck empire. They revealed to us the pivotal role their faith has in the business. And for their 50th anniversary we have three of their commemorative recipe books to give away.  

Wishing you all a wonderful festive season and prayers for the year ahead. 

Tola-Doll Fisher, Editor 

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