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Hidden Wisdom Volume 57

Volume 57
As I sit here working on this site update, I’m surrounded by evidences of God’s goodness. One primary blessing is the ability to be working on this issue at all. After its crash in October, Daddy and Joseph got my old computer going again...but I was only barely able to get Vol. 56 finished before the whole system went down again. Though I had limited email access on my parents’ slow computer during November, I was unable to do any work on HW that whole month.

Frustrating? Yes — but the Lord used it to teach me a lot about patience and priorities, and to remind me that HW is truly His ministry, not mine. This lesson was brought home to me in a very vivid way when, during the first week of December, God prompted several people to together give over half the amount needed to purchase a new computer system. I was (and am) amazed and humbled at His provision which came not a moment too early or too late: our Father is so faithful!

I have dubbed this new computer “Isabel,” which means “pledged to God.” It truly does belong to Him and I pray I may use it for His glory alone.

Please join me in this issue of praise to the Lord -- a tribute to all He has done for us throughout the past year. Great is His faithfulness!

Here's an outline of what this issue contains:

Theme: Gratitude to God

From the Editress
~ By Abigail M. Paul ~
An overview of God's blessings to me in this past year.

Comments and encouraging feedback from magazine readers and website visitors.

Wise Counsel
Are you looking for creative ways to earn money from home? Perhaps some of the ideas shared here will be helpful to you.

With Gratitude and Praise
~ By Amanda O. ~
An encouraging look at the value of praising the Lord for His goodness.

Let's Just Praise the Lord!
In this special feature article, nine subscribers share what they are most thankful for this year, and the special ways God has blessed and protected them. Don't miss this chance to praise our Saviour together!

No Mistakes
~ By Jennifer S. ~
A challenging reminder that our loving Father makes no mistakes: let us praise and trust Him!

Blessed are the Pure in Heart...
~ By Mrs. Gloria Y. ~
A grateful look at the value of a Christian heritage and upbringing.

From a Grateful Heart
~ By Jessica Lee D. ~
A testimony of God's faithfulness through trials in the past year.

An Attitude of Gratitude
~ By Elysse Barrett ~
A challenge to put forth extra effort in showing our gratitude to God and others.

The Paul Family Chronicle
Read all about our recent northern travels, check out our list of blessings, and learn how to make a snow house! Includes five recent photos.

Together For Good
~ By Naomi H. ~
This exciting fourth chapter of the story of Nabal and Abigail, is one you don't want to miss! Sarah C.'s excellent illustrations again add much to the story.

The Bibliophile's Niche
Five inspiring books are reviewed in this issue.

Honoring God... With Our Music
~ By Jessica Lee D. ~
This clear and comprehensive article will challenge you to seek God's best for your life.

Subscriber's Corner
In this issue we meet Laura K. and her family of five. Includes two photos.

Letter Writing
~ By Allison W. ~
Allison shares practical tips and ideas on how to encourage others through correspondence. Also printed here are some thoughts on letters by Mrs. Lisa Flum.

Crock-pot Recipes
HW food editor Katherine N. has compiled a selection of delicious and practical crock-pot recipes, perfect for busy winter days.

As usual, this column is full of helpful information and advertisements.

Discover the Treasures of God's Wisdom!
The daily Bible readings for January and February are found in Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Ezekiel. May your praise to the Lord multiply as you learn of Him through His Word!

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

Online Resources
I found many 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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