2022-06-01T15:34:00+01:00By Cathy Madavan
Cathy Madavan gives us some helpful advice on how to approach God’s word
2022-06-01T15:34:00+01:00By Elaine Storkey
Elaine Storkey opens up the story of the mother of the Sons of Zebedee, showing how costly following Jesus would have been for her
2022-05-18T08:30:00+01:00By Anne E Thompson
Writer Anne E Thompson felt inspired to learn Psalm 22 in Hebrew in order to improve her grasp on the language and to test her memorising skills after a brain injury. But the real perk of the exercise was doing it with her mother.
2022-04-26T15:08:00+01:00By Clare Blake
Alice Bond’s passion for communicating the Bible found a new outlet, which God had given her in a dream: Biblios, the Bible in a box
2022-04-26T15:07:00+01:00By Elaine Storkey
Widowed twice, sent home in disgrace, prostituted to her own father-in-law, this woman from Jesus’ genealogy lived a life full of shame at the hands of men, and yet Elaine Storkey reveals how the grace and blessing of God was on her life
2022-04-26T14:56:00+01:00By Claire Musters
Professors Joan Taylor and Helen Bond talk about the women they discovered when researching early Christianity, and the book that contains their findings, Women Remembered
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2022-04-22T08:30:00+01:00By Ros Clarke
Despite the Bible never giving her name, Ros Clarke explains why she is inspired by the incredible faith of the widow of Zarephath, who used her last oil and flour to make bread for Elijah.
2022-03-22T09:30:00+00:00By Helen Bond and Joan Taylor
Following the success of their documentary Jesus’ Female Disciples: the New Evidence, Helen Bond and Joan Taylor have written a book with an in depth look at the stories of the women in Jesus’ life.
2022-02-22T09:41:00+00:00By Elaine Storkey
Elaine Storkey on how Lent reminds us to recognise the power of evil and to take sin seriously
2022-01-25T12:01:00+00:00By Maxine Hallett
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, romance is in the air. It is everywhere around us – in advertisements, retail shops and in the eyes of every couple passing by on the street. While this is beautiful to see, it can make some people feel alone and abandoned.
2021-11-25T11:04:06.39+00:00By Maxine Hallett
Maxine Hallett reflects on her journey towards God, and the sanctuary she now calls home
2021-11-18T10:22:00+00:00By Veronica Zundel
Veronica Zundel questions why the Bible is so full of strong, decisive women if we were created to be subservient under a complementarian system she claims was originally introduced to get women back into the home
2021-11-17T12:52:00+00:00By Kate Neal
Kate Neal says the growth of social media seems to have created a society in which bullying is more prevalent than ever before, with devastating and even life-altering effects
2021-08-26T13:27:00+01:00By Clare Blake
Clare Blake explores how we can pray for the people of Afghanistan as they face a grim future under the Taliban, with special insight from an Afghan believer
2021-08-24T09:49:00+01:00By Maxine Hallett
‘As God’s daughter I know that I am a work in progress’’God has helped me embrace the identity of the person he knew from the moment he created me’Maxine Hallett shares how she found her identity in Christ, and how she prays her children will too
2021-08-24T09:48:00+01:00By Elaine Storkey
Elaine Storkey explains that our security lies in our relationship with the God who made us and knows us
Maxine Hallett shares honestly about her recent dark moods, which she has discovered are due to the menopause, and how they have made her feel far from God.
Margot R Hodson, director of theology and education at the John Ray Initiative, shares how their village grew community at the same time as caring for creation
Songwriter and worship leader Sarah Téibo shares candidly how hard it can be to worship in the most excruciating moments of life – and yet encourages us all to do so.
Elizabeth Atteih is based in Haifa, where her husband is pastor of their church. Here she describes what life was like during the latest escalation of the conflict between Israel and Palestine – and how she feels about the current cease fire.
Have you ever felt like you don’t quite fit in at church or that somehow you are inadequate? Dr Sally Nash has done research into people’s experiences of shame within churches. She shares her findings here with Premier’s Maria Rodrigues.
Where do you turn to when you’re struggling? Chances are that you don’t turn to the books of the minor prophets in the Bible, but author Debbie Duncan shared with Premier’s Maria Rodrigues why these books are full of gems that are helpful for life in the 21st century.
2021-04-08T00:00:00+01:00By Claire Musters
There has been a lot of talk about hope in recent days. We remain hopeful that lockdown will continue to ease in the way the government has outlined. We are hopeful that we can visit friends and family – and even stay with them. We hope that we will soon be able to sing alongside our church family again.
2021-03-12T00:00:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
A traumatic baby loss meant Woman Alive editor Tola-Doll Fisher avoided Mother’s Day for years. Here’s why she wants this year to be different
When my synagogue put out its first call for Covid volunteers, incredibly now a full year ago, over 600 replied, and 75% of them were women. I for one was not remotely surprised.
Meet Clare and Lydia. Two women of faith who support young people coming out of homelessness, leaving behind care, traumatic childhoods or abusive relationships.
We are in difficult times but we can choose to focus on God’s goodness as we celebrate each other this month in International Women’s Day and Mothering Sunday
2021-02-19T00:00:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
Woman Alive editor Tola-Doll Fisher shares her personal experience of abuse in the Church and says we need to ask some hard questions about our culture
Writer Florence Gildea encourages us to use this time to reflect on God's blessing of humanity
Rachel Mann's latest book is a Lent course based on the Elton John film, Rocketman
In 2017 Amina was part of a group kidnapped by Muslim terrorists and held hostage for eight months. Five years before, the terrorists came to her home and slaughtered her husband. Premier reporter Tola Mbakwe spoke with Amina about her experience
COVID-19 has forced many of us to scale down our Christmas plans but writer Sheila Jacobs says that may turn out to be a blessing
Maxine Hallett reflects on the doubts and insecurities than can so often push us away from the God who loves us
With news of a more serious wave of the COVID-19 virus, a Home Help for Age UK is relieved that her neighbour and friend is now further protected
A Christian GP comments on the recent news that the COVID-19 vaccine is being made available to patients from GP surgeries in more than 100 locations in England
Debi Ray Rivers is founder of SCARS, a ministry seeking to educate adults about sex abuse in an attempt to prevent it happening to children. She herself was the product of rape and was abused as a child, so it was heart-breaking when she discovered a family member had been abusing her daughters. She shared the story with Premier radio presenter, Maria Rodrigues
As countries implemented lockdown measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, violence against women, especially domestic violence, intensified this year. The UN is calling on activists and civil society groups to wear the colour orange to raise awareness of the many women in vulnerable positions around the world
Premier radio presenter Maria Rodrigues spoke to author Rachel Wright about the way God has taught her important lessons through the difficult path she has walked parenting a child with disabilities
Author Sheila Jacobs explains why Christmas has never been her favourite time of year
A new book on advent offers a unique take on the Christmas season
Joni Eareckson Tada shares how she learned to be thankful for God’s sovereignty
Faith is a key component to the Queen’s remarkable longevity, explains lifestyle researcher Bryan Kozlowski in this excerpt from his new book, Long Live the Queen! 23 Rules for Living from Britain’s Longest-Reigning Monarch
What truths can you turn to when the world is crumbling around you?
Premier radio presenter Selene Jordan explains the wrestle she had with her beloved pet
Sometimes we wonder where God is when shadows seem too deep. But author Liz Carter says it's sometimes in the darkest corners we find unexpected treasure
Iona Rossely, once a speed skier hurtling through life at an incredible pace, shares how slowing down to listen to God has become her new mission
Compassion’s Jared Brown shares what he learned from 100 young people about their heart for others
Sheila Jacobs reflects on what this call meant for the first disciples and whether she would have done the same
Carrie-Jade Williams continues to share the lessons she has learned since being diagnosed with a terminal degenerative illness while in her twenties
Writer Sheila Jacobs shares the lessons she has learned from Ignatian prayer
Many of us have talked about 2020 being “cancelled” because of COVID-19. But Carrie-Jade Williams knows her time is limited so she is using it to live a full, Christ-centred life
A reverend with a penchant for painting shares how this therapeutic practice allowed her to confront her struggles with faith
A terminally ill woman in her 20s shares the surprising reactions to her diagnosis from her church community
Many people have said that they drew closer to God during lockdown but for others, it has exposed profound isolation
A woman in her 20s recalls the moment her doctor told her she had a degenerative disease
Writer and Editor Sheila Jacobs was recovering from a debilitating illness when she finally stepped into the calling on her life. Could now be the time for you to step into yours?
In August we start a new series on the life lessons from ordinary women of faith. Rosalie is in her 70s, here are six key things she wants to share with you
Lisa Bevere shares what God has been saying to her during lockdown, why her new book Strong is so relevant for these times and why she rejects the message she has consistently heard – that she is ‘too strong’
Today is Leah Sharibu’s birthday. CSW is inviting us to pray for her release on this special day when this teenager remains far from family and friends
Kiri Kankhwende suffers from a chronic condition which affects her immune system. Here she explains the unexpected healing she has experienced during lockdown
Once over the shock, an anonymous reader says being furloughed could be a blessing in disguise
Wheelchair user Fiona Gosden says the current universal experience in lockdown is what disabled people have always known
2020-04-27T00:00:00+01:00By Claire Musters
Glenna Marshall explains to Claire Musters that, even through immense suffering, she has learned that God’s presence is the only answer to our heart’s longings
Charity Open Doors report on why we should be praying for our sisters and brothers overseas
Reader Angie Jones is supporting the call to prayer by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
Pastor John of Strengthen the Faithful felt God guide him to write the Wartime Miracles Leaflet and circulate it around thousands of churches and prayer groups. It calls for Christians to earnestly intercede with Almighty God for our nation, in the knowledge of how he so clearly answered similar prayers of faith during the Second World War
In this personal essay, Angie Jones says at the heart of the current pandemic, is a cry for us all to come back to God
As the arrival of Coronavirus sparks a blaze across social media, journalist Mary Joseph describes how SAT-7’s voice is being heard above the clamour while the country’s churches are silenced
Today, most if not all churches in the UK will be empty. But Lizzie Lowrie reminds us that even before the Corona Virus pandemic, many avoid church every year on Mothering Sunday
Woman Alive contributor Maxine Hallett wonders where we find God when the world seems in turmoil amongst the Corona Virus pandemic
Penelope Wilcock shows us how women were empowered in Luke’s Gospel, and encourages us to seek the power of the Holy Spirit in our own lives
Nancy Goudie tells us about the incredible ministry she and her husband set up, and how she learned to truly trust God
?Katia Adams spoke to Claire Musters about a childhood begun in Iran, seeing the radical faith of her parents and grandparents outworked, feeling called to be a leader – and why she had to wrestle with the gender debate for herself.
When we sing to the Lord, it can bring healing of a different kind says Joni Eareakson Tada
God’s Word is food for the soul and he has prepared a feast for us, says Sandy Mayle ...
Life doesn’t always work out how we planned, but we can trust God to lead us through, says Penelope Wilcock
Meeting together as the Church on Sunday is more than singing a few songs, listening to a sermon and sharing coffee afterwards, says Mark Waterfield
God wants a real relationship with each one of us, says Tracy Williamson, who shares how her relationship with God has changed
Sometimes we struggle to find the words to express our hopes, fears or failings in prayer. Here are seven creative ideas to help us draw near to the one who is always ready to meet with us
How the psalms can help us pray through all life's experiences
There’s more to her story than being preoccupied with routine, says Elaine Storkey.
Majestic Lord, creator of the stars. You set them all in place, ordaining that one would direct the Magi to Bethlehem to welcome, and worship, your son Jesus. May I seek Jesus with the same fervour, and worship at ...
Sometimes trying something new is the key to unlocking God’s Word ...
Jo Swinney says holidays are an opportunity to refresh our body, mind and spirit
What do you believe about yourself? Jo Swinney shares what helped her to leave behind a poor self-image
Joni Eareckson Tada recalls spring days on the family farm and the lesson of the tomato seed
Elaine Storkey begins a new series of studies focusing on women in the Bible and the challenges they faced.
Confronting the idea of our own mortality or losing those we love is something most people avoid, but in doing so we relinquish control of what happens to us in our final moments and we miss out on a great opportunity, says Ann Clifford.
Have you suffered a difficult year – or years? Anne Le Tissier draws lessons and encouragement from the life of David
Hannah Dunnett’s watercolour paintings combined with Scripture are sold throughout the UK. She talks to Sandie Shirley about how it all began ...
This heart-warming story challenges us to consider how we treat others, says Anne Le Tissier ...
The Japanese art form that teaches us about God's grace
Inspiring stories from women who took part last year
Pete Greig talks to Claire Musters about the struggles, the miracles and the lessons he's learned about talking with God ...
Lyndall Bywater shares her journey of faith and how she coped with waiting for one of her prayers to be answered ...
Anne Le Tissier explores the life of King David and draws out some lessons on how handle stress in a godly way ...
Find a new way of engaging with scripture using creativity. Deborah Gregg shows us what she has been doing ...
Liz Jennings explores ways to tap into your creativity and allow God to speak to you ...
Two very different creatures, but God used them both to encourage Jennifer Rees Larcombe ...
Instead of allowing failure or wrong choices to hold us back. Anne Le Tissier shows how God can offer us second chances ...
Susan Baxter overcame her shyness and discovered she could share her faith through the Treasure Hunt Ministry. Here she explains ...
Jill Rattle explores the winter season of our souls and has tips on getting through when your faith is weak ...
Nicola Jackson shares how faith has helped her through the disappointment of failed attempts at having a baby ...
In our preoccupation with making the 'right' decisions to know what to do next, Lucy Mills suggests the ways that God wants to lead us forward
Jennifer Rees Larcombe reflects on the emotional healing that took place six years before her physical healing miracle in 1990 ...
When Lyn wrote out her future hopes, God took them literally ...
Prison chaplain and radio presenter Sharon Grenham-Toze reveals how she discovered that God holds on to us through all situations
Kasey Van Norman reveals how God used her life-threatening physical illness to challenge her faith and make it more real than she had even known before
Whatever our experiences of church, Amy Boucher-Pye explains why church is God's vessel on earth and we should not give up on it.
Stephanie Pena shares her experience of when she and her family followed an ancient pilgrim way
A touching short story by Fran Bovington
Nicola Hulks on your confidence ... and God's plans
God is always ready to forgive and enable us to move on, says Anne Le Tissier
Discover why being thankful can be a blessing – and how you can nurture a thankful heart
How a brush with death gave a pregnant nurse a fresh outlook