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COVER STORY: Sherri and Wayne are not invisible when it comes to their ministry!
Did Your Vote Count?
A Reading Resource
The Flavors of Fall
Simple Scrapbooking
3 Easy Gifts to Make
Be Anxious for Nothing
When is it Time to Leave Your Doctor?
Moments with God in the Mountains
Dangling in Depression
Are You Allergic to Your Church
I Want More!
Talk Over Tea with the Editor
Tell Us Your Thoughts
Strive to Thrive Health News
Joy Bites
Strength in the Shadows
Volunteer Corner
Book Review: Cherish the Days
Ask the Doc
HopeNotes: hopekeepers
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With the crunch of autumn leaves comes an indulgence like no other. An overcast days calls for a cozy blanket, a cup of tea and a good book. What is it about the pages of a book that can take us to another place and another time in a matter of minutes? No matter how busy my schedule may be my nightstand overflows with books that provide a different perspective on life.

Historical fiction took me to sixteenth century France or the settlements in Alaska by whalers. A non-fiction book about the capture of missionaries a couple of years ago gave me a new appreciation for everything from deodorant to freedom. Spiritual encouragement comes from a wide range of authors whom I admire. Then I take an escape into the intimate town of Mitford through Jan Karon's series.

If you're like me, however, reading can sometimes be a physical, or even cognitive, struggle. That's why I was thrilled to discover Tape Ministries NW. They are a non-profit library of Christian books on tape loaned free of charge to people who are blind, visually impaired or have other disabilities that make it difficult to read (including people who are dyslexic or have difficulty holding books or turning pages). Their library includes over 1000 titles, including Christian fiction, non-fiction, missionary stories, books on Christian living, and much more. I quickly found great titles, including books by Joni Eareckson Tada, sermons by Charles Stanley and the book Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend. Even Jan Karon's series so you can escape with me to Mitford this winter.

All of their services-including postage-are free! And they want to spread the word, so be sure to share this with your church librarian, parish nurse, or counselor.

To sign up for books, call 206-243-7377, or visit www.tapeministries.org. Catalogs are available in large print or audio format. Happy snuggling!


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