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Volume 45
Winter has arrived here in Iowa, but it surely doesn't feel like it! :-) We've received only half an inch or so of snow so far, and many days have been reaching the 40's and 50's. We have been making good use of this unusually warm weather, and got a lot of outdoor projects finished up. That's one reason why this issue of HW is being finished up slightly later than sometimes... I am hoping to be able to get copies made yet this week, and will try to mail out at least the majority of the issues before the first of the year. Lord willing, the mail won't be delayed too much by the holidays.

This issues is so full of encouraging articles -- I am sure you will find yourself, like me, inspired to cheer up those around you. You'll never know just how much your encouraging words may mean to the other person!

Here's an outline of what this issue contains:

Theme: Cheerfulness/Encouragement

From the Editress
~ By Abigail M. Paul ~
Have you ever considered what the phrase "Lord willing" really means? What three things does the Lord state to be His will for everyone, in all circumstances? Find out in this editorial!

Three and a half pages of encouraging comments and feedback from readers, including three photos.

Wise Counsel
Have you ever struggled with shyness and fear of new people and places? Read this section for 2 1/2 pages of insight on this difficult area.

Stepping in the Light
~ By Jennifer S. ~
How important is it for us to have a "Happy Heart, Cheerful Face, Kind Words"? Jennifer includes a thought-provoking poem about "golden words."

Encouraging Siblings
~ By Tammie U. ~
Big sister Tammie shares how she and her siblings are able to encourage each other, and offer constructive criticism.

A Smile
~ By Shelley B. ~
Your smile is one of the best ways to demonstrate the joy of the Lord to others! Have you shared one with someone today?

Gems From God's Treasure Chest
~ By Amanda O. ~
"Think with me for a moment -- what is encouraging to you?" Amanda includes a little poem, and part of an article by Charles Spurgeon that will leave you thinking!

Praising Others
~ By Abigail M. Paul ~
One major way to encourage those around you is by praising Godly character qualities you see in their life. Here are a few brief pointers on how to do that.

Blessed are the Pure in Heart
~ By Mrs. Gloria Y. ~
Read about a real-life encourager, Melodee -- though blind, she radiates encouragement to all those around her.

The Story of My Life, Chap. 40
~ By Abigail M. Paul ~
The account of Daniel's first few months of life, complete with four photos of our family and home from the winter of 1992-1993.

The Road of No Return
The unforgettable true story of a girl who went on a trip with her family and never came home -- but the letter she felt promted to write before she left touched thousands of lives for Christ.

The Two I Love Most
~ By Jana B. ~
In this issue, columnist Jana B. introduces us to the "most interesting, silliest, weirdest, and funniest children" in her life -- her two little brothers. :-) Includes three photos.

In the Garden
~ By Grandmother Denniston ~
Come along for a walk through the garden, complete with tips and spiritual lessons!

Pierced Paper Crafts
~ By Sarah B. ~
If you've never tried this technique, you are in for some fun! Sarah includes patterns to make several projects -- the finished items are beautiful and delicate!

Tasty Chives
~ By Erika M. ~
Erika's enthusiastic article will have you thrilled about chives, just like she is! :-) Includes a recipe, and many tips and ideas for using this herb.

Be Still & Know That I am God
~By Jami Lynne P. ~
If you've ever felt that you were in the "wilderness," this article will be encouraging to you! Jami shares the importance of praising God, no matter what circumstances you find yourself in.

~ By Jessica Lee D. ~
Jessica shares, "I wrote this after having extensive and risky spinal surgery. God is good!" This poem will be an encouragement to you!

Longing For Love
~ By Rebecca May A. ~
In this poem, Rebecca shares her love for God, and her desire to make God's love her "highest pleasure."

He Leadeth Me
~ By Katie Marie E. ~
In this "autobiography," you'll get to know Katie better, and see how the Lord has been leading her through the years to serving others.

By Their Fruits
Submitted by subscriber Hannah G., this poem is a solemn reminder to give God our full attention when His Word is being preached.

The Bibliophile's Niche
Three excellent book reviews are included in this issue!

From the Kitchen of... A Proverbs 31 Woman
In this issue, subscriber Michelle W. introduces us to a "Proverbs 31 Woman" -- her mom -- and shares seven of her favorite recipes.

This space is set aside for subscribers who want to ask questions on a specific matter, sell items, request penpals, etc. Nine ads are included in this issue.

Discover the Treasures of God's Wisdom!
By Rachel P. and Abigail Paul
The Daily Bible Readings for this issue are from Exodus. Join us, and discover many "treasures" of wisdom!!

Click here to see how you can receive a copy of this exciting issue --
we look forward to hearing from you!

Online Resources
A collection of short poems, etc. that didn't fit into the printed issue may be found here. I hope each is a blessing to you!

I also found several excellent articles on other websites that I thought you would be blessed by. Please keep in mind that I do not necessary agree with every point made in every article listed here (much less agree with other articles that are included on each of these websites!), but I have included each of these articles because they are thought-provoking and they motivated me to check out the Scriptures for my own. I pray you'll be motivated to do the same!

P.S. I particularly reccomend the first article -- please take time to read it! :-)

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