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Volume 67, September-October 2005

Discovering God's will is something we all have to do, sometimes on a daily or hourly basis. An excellent selection of articles on this subject were submitted for Volume 67, and we pray they will be an encouragement and blessing to all readers.

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Here's an outline of what this issue contains:

Volume 67
Theme: Discovering God's Will

Thoughts...From a Fellow Pilgrim
~ By Abigail M. Paul ~
Are you trying to make do with substitutes, or are you experiencing God's real joy and peace in your life? Learning to release the substitudes can be difficult, but God's best is exceeding abundantly beyond anything else this world has to offer! This challenging analogy can also be read online here.

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

Wise Counsel
Looking for practical tips on Godly hospitality? Don't miss the answers shared in this issue's column! To see the question that has been posed for next time, click here.

The Place of Peace
~ By Jessica D. ~
Admist all the confusions and questoins of life, there is a refuge we can run to. Total submission to the Lord's will is a true "place of peace."

The Million-Dollar Question
~ By Danielle G. ~
She was only 16, but already faced continual questions regarding her plans after high school. How could she discover God's will?

Lamp Unto Our Feet
~ By Naomi H. ~
Does the Bible really have anything much to say about our daily-life decisions? Naomi believes it does, and she shares examples in this article.

Hearing His Voice
~ By Carmella H. ~
How does God give us guidance? Carmella shares how even her 7-year-old sister has learned to hear God speaking through His Word.

Finding God's Will
~ By Brandy C. ~
Brandy shares some things the Lord has taught her...and a short article by George Mueller is also included.

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
~ By Mrs. Gloria Y. ~
Did Jesus have to seek His Father's will while here on earth? Mrs. Y. shares some insightful thoughts and challenges us to follow Jesus' example.

Trusting His Will
~ By David B. ~
What does it really mean to desire God’s will above all else in our lives? David answers this question and others in his thought-provoking article.

The Paul Family Chronicle
In this issue's peek at "life on our side of the magazine," you'll read about Daniel's dream come true, one of Abigail's recent cooking fiascos, some visitors we've had lately, and a selection of "overheard" statements through the years. Includes 5 photos.

Everyday Lessons in Grace!
~ By Erin M. ~
"Life with God is a wonderful and myster-ious adventure, during times of peaceful rest or abundant activity." This peek at what God has been teaching Erin lately will challenge you to a deeper walk with Him.

The Work of God Will Triumph
~ By Megan H. ~
God always keeps His promises! Megan shares how He recently gave her wise words "in season" to share His love with two young boys.

Talkative Tots
This column is extra long in this issue -- a full page of cute children's quotes that will have you chuckling.

Metal Butterflies
~ By Grace P. ~
Feeling discouraged? Grace reminds us of three Bible characters who came through times of trial victoriously. She also gives an invitation to all readers to share testimonies of God's provision for a book she's compiling.

Dear Single Sisters...
By a "sister in Christ", this loving letter will be an encouragement to all girls who are waiting for God's timing in marriage. A poem by Jolea Jensen accompanies the article, encouraging all of us to trust the Lord with the unknowns in our future.

On Mount Moriah
~ By Jessica H. ~
Based on Genesis 22, this excellent poem challenges us to fully submit everything to the Lord, as a "living sacrifice." Only when He is in full control will we be able to experience His blessing!

Music Notes, Part 7
~ By Emily W. ~
After you've been teaching music lessons ver long, the dreaded subject of a recital inevitably comes up. What to do? Emily shares practical advice from her experience.

Subscriber's Corner
Andrea H. introduces herself and her family in this issue. Includes two photos.

Quick-n-Easy, One-pot Meals
Looking for an easy main-dish recipe to serve your family? Katherine N. has compiled a great selection of readers' favorites in this issue. For next time, share your favorite holiday recipes.

This issue's selection of ads includes queries for editors, Christian publishers and penpals, as well as information regarding magazines, sources of modest clothing, and Godly music.

Discover the Treasures of God's Wisdom
Our daily Bible reading schedule for September and October covers the books of Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings. Much can be learned about seeking God's will by the stories recorded in these books. Thematic weekly memory verses are also included, along with a handy space for listing prayer requests.

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Online Articles
HW reader Nicole S. shared these two links with us: excellent reading on the subject of discovering God's will!

Discovering God's Will, by Sinclair B. Ferguson
A Heavenly Pattern for Our Earthly Life, by Charles Spurgeon

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