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Volume 68, November-December 2005

Loneliness is something we all feel at times, and learning how to deal with it can be a real test of faith and patience. Many readers shared wise, Scriptural wisdom in this issue, reminding us to keep our eyes on the Lord and trust that He is in control; He is enough. We pray this issue will be a blessing and encouragement to each of you!

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Here's an outline of what this issue contains:

Volume 68
Theme: Loneliness

Thoughts...From a Fellow Pilgrim
~ By Abigail M. Paul ~
Are you faced with circumstances in life that are quite different than what you would choose? Here's a challenge to do what seems most difficult: to not just "submit" to what the Lord has lovingly allowed, but to essentially "buy the field," knowing that therein lies the most precious Treasure. This article can also be read online here.

Four pages of encouraging feedback and comments from HW readers, including three photos from readers.

Wise Counsel
Are you having trouble showing love to an annoying younger sibling? Many practical, Biblical ideas were shared in this issue.

~ By April A. ~
April shares from the viewpoint of one who has experienced much loneliness over the years, and is still largely alone. Yet God has taught her much through the situation.

My Journey
~ By Brandy C. ~
One of 15 children, Brandy shares the path God brought her on, through loneliness and rebellion to peace and trust in Him as a true Friend.

With God, We Are Never Alone
~ By Jaclynn R. ~
Jaclynn shares practical ideas of how to handle loneliness, and how God has helped her in the struggle.

Is There a Blessing in Being Alone?
~ By Rebekah H. ~
This article is an insightful look at this thought-provoking question, drawing answers from Biblical examples and personal experience.

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
~ By Mrs. Gloria Y. ~
"Loneliness is a choice," says Nana. "We need not even go there if we see that aloneness can be a holy calling: being set apart unto Him." Much wisdom is packed into this article.

Alone...Yet Not Alone
~ By David B. ~
In this thoughtful article, David takes a close look at Ecc. 4:9-12, and reveals the secret "that caused the martyrs to be able to go to the stake singing...They were not alone."

The Paul Family Chronicle
This issue's peek at "life on our side of the magazine" includes an interview with Daniel on his experimental peanut crop, an inspiring poem by Susanna, a selection of humorous quotes by family members, and four recent photos.

God Knows
~ By Miriam R. and Abigail P. ~
"He know! He knows! He knoweth the way that I take." This poem/hymn and short article are sure to encourage you, regardless of what you are facing today.

Drawing Near to God
~ By Erin M. ~
Erin shares how she recently set aside a week just to focus on seeking the Lord. The exciting lessons God taught her during that time will be a blessing to you as well.

Are You in a Desert?
~ By Laura K. ~
Psalm 37 has specific instructions for anyone facing a dry time of waiting on the Lord. Laura brings them to our attention, and shares practical advice. "Even in the driest desert, God is there!"

The Manners of a Lady
~ By Mrs. Kelly S. ~
Mrs. S. has noticed a lack of etiquette among today's young people, so she is taking time to share some practical pointers to those who desire to live above reproach for God's glory.

The Bibliophile's Niche
Six books are reviewed and recommended in this issue: one devotional and five fictional works of various types.

The Chronicles of One Child's Journey in the Kingdom
~ By Elizabeth B. ~
Doubtless all of us can relate to the struggles and doubts described in this allegory. Elizabeth encourages us to "just take [our] journey one step at a time, keeping [our] eyes on the Master and holding onto Him."

Subscriber's Corner
You'll enjoy reading Bonnie F.'s cheery article, and learning all about her and her family! Includes 5 photos.

Talkative Tots
Four humorous quotes are related in this issue's column.

Holiday Side Dishes
This collection of delicious recipes comes just in time for holiday gatherings or any other hospitality opportunity. Next issue's column will be a "hodge-podge" of reader favorites, so share whatever you think others would enjoy!

This issue's selection of ads includes books, sunbonnets, newsletters, and crafts for sale, as well as website and music recommendations and requests for penpals.

Discover the Treasures of God's Wisdom
Our daily Bible reading schedule for November and December is made up of selected chapters from the Psalms: one of the best books to read when facing the struggles of loneliness. Thematic weekly memory verses are also included, along with a handy space for listing prayer requests.

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Recommended Reading
Earlier this fall, I "happened" to stumble across a copy of Loneliness by Elisabeth Elliot at our local library. Thinking it might be interesting reading, in light of this issue's theme, I checked it out. I had no idea of the blessings God had for me between it's covers! Though it is not as widely distributed as some of Mrs. Elliot's other books, I highly recommend that you try to find this book. It is packed full of Godly wisdom and is sure to be an encouragement, even to those who (like me) don't consider themselves to be facing a large struggle with loneliness at this point.

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