Thoughts...From a Fellow Pilgrim
~ By Abigail M. Paul ~
Have you ever agonized over deep desires that remain unfulfilled, deploring your inability to bring emotions into line with the truth of God's Word? This editorial takes a look at some of God's purposes for giving us desires, and a reminder that "The struggle is part of it."
Three pages of encouraging feedback and comments from HW readers, including three photos from readers.
Did you set a goal at the beginning of the year to have a more regular time alone with the Lord each day? In this issue seven readers share tips that have been helpful to them in estabilishing such a discipline in their own lives. To see the question that has been posed for next time, click here.
~ By Kari B. ~
Kari's testimony shows how God does indeed fulfill His promise to be a Father to the fatherless. "He is all we need!"
Trusting His Sufficiency
~ By April A. ~
"If God cannot lie, then if He says He loves me, He loves me. It's as simple as that." April points out that we each have a choice to trust God: to believe that He is indeed true to His Word and is enough.
Truly Our All in All
~ By Marissa W. ~
Marissa takes a look at how God desires us to let Him be all-sufficient in every area of our lives, and specifically in the area of relationships.
~ By Abigail Paul ~
Have you ever allowed fear to imprison you by saying "I am shy, I am untalented, I am unqualified..."? God responds with His all-encompassing "I AM"--He is enough, and His strength is made perfect in our weakness! Also included is a poem by Jessica H.
In His Strength
~ By David B. ~
Four years ago David made a life-changing decision: to follow God's way regardless of the difficulties. In this article he takes a look back at the journey God has brought him on since that day at the crossroads, and gives a stirring challenge to all who would seek to do great things for the Lord's service.
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
~ By Mrs. Gloria Y. ~
Mrs. Y. has been doing a study on the word "all" in Scripture, and she shares some of the exciting insights the Lord has given. With Him, "ALL things are possible"!
The Paul Family Chronicle
A lot has been happening around here since we mailed out the last issue. This column includes an update on some of what the Lord has brought us through and the changes He has led us to make in HW's ministry (read the article online here). Also included are four photos and a selection of humorous family sayings.
Changed Into His Image
~ By Celeste F. ~
You'll enjoy this first chapter of a fictional young soldier in WWII -- it's a glimpse at the way God works through the circumstances of life (and even our own bad choices) to draw us to Himself.
Hardship & Peace
~ By Erin M. ~
Hardship and peace. What connection can there be between two such differing terms? Erin shares what the Lord has been teaching her lately, and includes many precious promises from Scripture.
All For Him
~ By Brandy C. ~
Brandy shares with us the story of John Huss -- a hero of the faith who was willing to give up all for the sake of Jesus.
The Power of Jesus' Name
~ By Megan H. ~
God has been doing exciting things in the Indian children's ministry Megan helps with! Don't miss this amazing testimony.
The Power of the Lord Almighty
~ By Miriam R. ~
Written from the perspective of a Philistine soldier, this is a look at how David's weakness allowed God's power to be made manifest in the battle against Goliath.
Children often say the funniest things, bringing needed humor and smiles into our lives. You'll enjoy this page of cute quotes submitted by readers.
"Take it All Carefully, Dear!"
~ By Rachel B. ~
Rachel gives us a challenge to check our motives when serving others, remembering the privilege we have to do all for the glory of God.
The Bibliophile's Niche
Five books are recommended this time: two inspiring true stories and three fictional works.
In this issue you get to meet Lindsey S. and her gifted family. Don't miss the photo of Lindsey and her dog "reading" HW together. :-)
A Hodge-Podge of Recipes
This issue's column features a variety of readers' favorite recipes: muffins, cookies, pie crust, and whipped cream. For next issue, share your best international recipes!
Three penpal ads are featured in this issue, as well as some books for sale and a request for children's salvation testimonies.
Discover the Treasures of God's Wisdom
With this issue we welcome Samantha R. to HW's team - she has volunteered to take care of the Daily Bible Readings column and we're so thankful for her help! She has prepared three months of readings and memory verses which reinforce the theme of God's all-sufficiency. Since this issue is coming out later than Jan. 1, we've uploaded the reading schedule--download it here (533 Kb PDF).