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Volume 66, July-August 2005

This issue was a real blessing to compile -- so many excellent testimonies of the Lord's amazing grace were submitted! We're looking forward to sharing it with all the subscribers, and pray it will be an encouragement to everyone.

This issue includes the winning photos from HW's 2005 contest -- congratulations to the winners! Check out the gallery of entries to see who won, and leave encouragement for all the photographers.

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Here's an outline of what this issue contains:

Volume 66
Theme: Salvation Testimonies

Thoughts...From a Fellow Pilgrim
~ By Abigail M. Paul ~
My "journey to joy" has not been an overly dramatic one by some standards, but God's hand of faithfulness is evident all along the way. This testimony can also be read online here.

Two pages of encouraging feedback and comments from HW readers, including a photo of a very musical subscribing family.

Wise Counsel
This issue's Biblically-based counsel deals with the difficult topic of boy/girl friendships, and how to handle comments from observers who may misinterpret such a relationship.

Out of the Darkness
~ By Mrs. Nicole S. ~
Fed up with the hypocritical "Christians" she'd seen in churches and full of ambitions to be a lawyer, Nicole moved to Tennessee in 1999. Little did she know the wonderful adventure that lay ahead, and how the Lord would intervene to bring her to a saving knowledge of Himself.

At the Cross
Ready to be encouraged? This compilation of reader's salvation testimonies will leave you praising the Lord for His saving grace and mercy! Thanks to Megan H., Mrs. Dawn V., Dakota S., Melody G., Hannah H., and Bethany B. for sharing with us.

At the Crossroads
~ By David B. ~
David shares his personal testimony -- how he was full of anger and rebellion until the Lord answered the prayers of his faithful Christian parents and brought David to a full surrender. What a tremendous difference Jesus makes in a life!

Our Saviour
~ By Bethany B. ~
Bethany reminds us of what Jesus went through to purchase our salvation from sin's curse. Let's praise our great Savior!

HW's 10th Anniversary, 1995-2005
We're thanking the Lord for 10 years of bi-monthly publication! Join us in this issue for a special look back at the journey God has brought the ministry on, including a timeline, trivia tidbits, thumbnail scans of old, out-of-print issues, and more! Also included is a look at some of the opinions and stats from this year's HW reader survey.

Freely Forgiven
~ By Kari B. ~
Have you ever felt unworthy to approach Jesus for forgiveness? Kari shares a touching look at one woman who humbled herself and risked all to kneel at Jesus' feet, based on the account found in Luke 7:36-50.

As We Have Opportunity
~ By Erin M. ~
Erin shares what God has been teaching her lately of the importance of reaching out to all those around us each day. "...let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith..."

Little Children, Little Children
~ By Megan H. ~
Megan gives an update on her ministry among SD Indian children, bringing out the importance of demonstrating God's unconditional love to the needy, fearful little ones.

Talkative Tots
Once again this column is filled with humorous children's quotes that are sure to bring a smile to your face.

Alaskan Adventure
~ By Jennifer S. ~
Wonder why Jennifer's column is absent from this issue? She's in Alaska! You'll enjoy reading the humorous journal of her adventures last summer, and her anticipation for this year's adventure. Includes four photos.

ALL in God's Hands
~ By Carmella H. ~
Carmella shares about the trials her family went through last summer -- and how they are now able to look back and see God's hand of mercy and love caring for them every step of the way.

Waking Up: Winning the Battle
~ By Emily W. ~
Can you identify with Emily's struggles to wake up on time? This articles shares practical encouragement for getting moving and starting the day off early for the Lord's glory.

The Bibliophile's Niche
Two books are reviewed and recommended in this issue: Satan's Music Exposed and Quest for the High Places.

Subscriber's Corner
You'll enjoy meeting Sarah B. and her cheerful family from KS! Includes two photos.

Garden Harvest Recipes
Need some new recipes for using up garden vegetables this summer? HW Food Editor, Katherine N., has prepared this great selection of readers' favorites which you're sure to enjoy. For next time, send in your "quick-n-easy, one pot meal" recipes -- handy casseroles for those busy days.

Four ads are in this issue, and the page is shared with the prayer request column: a great chance to lift up others to the Lord.

Discover the Treasures of God's Wisdom
This issue's daily Bible readings are taken from the book of Romans -- a foundational book to to a clear understanding of God's plan of salvation. We'll be going through it twice in the next two months, so it's a great chance to dig in for deeper study. Thematic weekly memory verses are also included, along with a handy space for listing prayer requests.

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