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Inside our February issue

Learn how to rest well

Get creative with some simple crochet

Adrian Plass talks about his new book

Learn more about forgiveness

 

 

 

 

BRIGHT IDEAS
7   February Notes — Inspiration and ideas for the month ahead
48 Bring out your creativity — Pretty crochet mandalas for you to make

MAKE LIFE BETTER
14  Introduce a rhythm of rest in your life — It’s God’s gift to us for our well-being
18  Embrace the gift of forgiveness — Amy Boucher Pye explores the living power of the cross of Christ
36  ‘We’re sharing our cooking skills’ — Three women talk about their ministry of food

REAL LIVES
10  ‘My husband sexually abused our daughter’ — One woman’s shocking and moving story
23  ‘I waited 12 years for God to fully answer my prayer’ — Lyndall Bywater on waiting on God and trusting in his direction
28  Living in the shadow of war — How the Bible is helping women and girls to come to terms with the aftermath of grief and violence
30  ‘I realised I was on the wrong side of the bench’ — The former magistrate who has dedicated herself to helping those in need in her community
32  ‘I thought I would never see properly again’ — The pioneering surgery that is helping AMD sufferers see clearly

NEWS & VIEWS
38 Veronica Zundel — Should voluntary work for retired people be compulsory?
39 Next month — Coming soon in our March issue
40 Bookclub — Studying the writing of Mother Julian and an interview with Tony Collins
42 Your letters — what’s inspired you in recent issues of Woman Alive?
50 Man Alive — Adrian Plass introduces the mysterious character at the centre of his new book

GOOD ADVICE
12 How to handle bullying — Penelope Wilcock says it’s time we spoke out and stood up for ourselves and others
21 Is God’s reputation safe with you? — Joni Eareckson Tada  on living out our faith
26 Don’t let the little things undermine your Christian witness — A cautionary tale from the life of David
31 The Single File — How to tackle church culture and ensure there is teaching relevant to singles
35 Struggling with stiff joints? — Natural ways to ease the discomfort of arthritis

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