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Volume 50
Unselfishness is a Christian girl opting to continue living with her unsaved family to witness to them, rather than attending a Christian college "just to get away from it all."

Generosity is giving half of your lunch to a hobo while taking the train cross-country, even when you don't care for any of the food that can be bought on the train.

To live selflessly is to leave the biggest cookie or bowl of ice cream for someone else to enjoy, or to volunteer for an undesirable job, like scrubbing the bathtub.

Unselfishness means following Christ's example, "in honor preferring one another."

I have learned so much while putting this issue together, and I've realized just how many areas of selfishness there are in my life. I pray each of you will also be convicted and challenged by this issue's topic.

Here's an outline of what this issue contains:

Theme: Selfishness vs. Generosity
From the Editress
~ By Abigail M. Paul ~
Some musings on the subject of true generosity.

Two pages of encouraging comments and feedback from readers, including two photos.

Wise Counsel
Have you ever struggled with sharing your Biblically-based convictions with others, particularly with fellow believers? Seven very insightful answers to this problem are shared in this issue.

Someone Cares
~ By Lisa F. ~
Lisa challenges us to practice unselfishness in our everyday dealings with those around us.

Smiling Generosity
~ By Jennifer S. ~
Have you ever considered how much a cheerful smile may mean to someone else? We also need to be generous with our prayers and time.

Too Generous?
~ By Charity G. ~
Is it possible to be too generous? Charity answers this difficult question from her family's experience as missionaries to Brazil.

Gems on Generosity
A selection of thought-provoking quotes on the subject of generosity and unselfishness, submitted by various readers.

Blessed are the Pure in Heart
~ By Mrs. Gloria Y. ~
Mrs. Y shares thoughts on generosity, particularly in the area of encouraging words and praise for others.

The Life of a Servant
~ By Amanda O. ~
In what ways is Jesus an example of generosity? What other Bible characters demonstrated generosity or selfishness in their lives? What else does the Bible have to say on the subject?

The Story of My Life, Chap. 45
~ By Abigail M. Paul ~
Read all about our lives in the fall of 1993 -- our first experiences with bowling and swimming, meeting a presidential candidate, studying the history of wallpaper and wicker, and much more! Includes three photos and diary excerpts.

Finding Forgiveness at Pearl Harbor
~ By Mr. Jacob DeShazer ~
This thrilling testimony by one of my distant relatives is sure to inspire you! It comes complete with four photos. More information about this true story can be found at www.bli.org.

Reaching Out
~ By Jana B. ~
The true story of trying to encourage a younger girl, and the strong friendship that developed as a result.

Cooking With Herbs
~ By Erika Martin ~
This time Erika shares a very helpful resource -- an extensive list of various foods and what herbs taste good with them. Also included are three recipes.

Under His Wings
~ By Amanda O. ~
A true story of God's miraculous protection of Amanda's father in a truck wreck.

Make a Cozy Corn Bag
~ By Adrienne G. ~
Clear instructions on how to make this quick, easy, and very practical project.

Courtship in the King's Family
~ By Mrs. Marcia M. ~
By a mother with two married sons and five children yet single, Mrs. M. shares the ideal way for a courtship to progress. Written in an allegorical format, it also includes many Scripture references and insights.

The Bibliophile's Niche
Don't miss this page of recommendations for excellent literature!

Subscriber's Corner
This issue we get to meet Candace K. from Kentucky. Includes a photograph.

Poultry Pleasers
HW Food Editor, Theresa W., has compiled a selection of delicious poultry recipes that are sure to come in handy this winter! Help is needed for this column -- click here for more information.

Discover the Treasures of God's Wisdom!
This time we are reading through the books of 1 and 2 Kings -- David and Saul's lives have much to teach us about selfishness and generosity.

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Online Resources
A selection of quotes and poems submitted for this theme didn't fit in the printed issue, so I've included them here. Be sure to check them out!

Genuine Generosity
    A selection of thematic quotes submitted by readers
Gift-Giving -- Is it always a good idea?
    A thought -provoking article by Amanda of VA
Living Unselfishly
    A compilation of quotes and poems on the theme

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!
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