*Welcome to SPAG Magazine
Are you a Christian? Do you love God? Do you want to be encouraged, challenged and inspired in your Christian walk? Then you’ve come to the right place.
SPAG Magazine is a FREE quarterly, online magazine for Christian adults. While we have a focus on singles, our articles are suitable for all Christian adults. We are an international, inter-denominational publication, and we aim to honour and exalt God. We believe that the Bible is God’s inerrant Word. (Link to our Statement of Faith)
The September/November issue (no. 14) is here!
Wow! Another terrific magazine with heaps of fascinating articles including:
– Don’t get married;
– Inspirational people: Dr Louis Appia;
– Short story: The Toy Maker;
– Open Doors: Five of the most powerful images from 2017;
– Four things God says to singles;
– What if the worst happens?
– We’ve got to hurry;
– What if was your church?
Along with many of our regular articles, trivia, puzzle page, Kristie’s Kitchen and heaps more
Following are the links to the latest issue:
The online flippable version (not downloadable) is available here:
The previous issue is still available until the end of October, after which time you can purchase it to help support this ministry (or just make a donation anyway ’cause you love what we do):
On a side note: we are mindful that Australia is in the grips of the worst drought on record, with vast areas of several states being drought declared. El nino conditions are likely for the next six months, so there is little chance that much needed rain will be here any time soon.
You can help support our farmers by purchasing a bale of hale (Vicki our Editor has purchased some) or you can donate to provide some water, or gift some money to put food on the table for our struggling farmers.
Suicide rates, depression and stress are spiralling out of control for our hard-hit farmers. It doesn’t cost much to really help someone out – a bale of hay is just $20. Click the image above to find out more about how you can help.
What’s ridiculous is that while our government is offering funding (which has to be repaid by the struggling farmer), that ‘loan’ is not allowed to be used to purchase feed for cattle or other stock. Isn’t that crazy? The cattle and other stock are starving and the farmers can’t feed them?
May we encourage you to make a difference to a struggling farmer today. If you can’t afford much, how about getting together with a group of friends and put aside a couple of dollars a week – it’s amazing how soon that accumulates!
Let us know if you would like to subscribe for your very own quarterly issue. Email us:
Calling all singles!
How Do You Respond to Those Dumb Comments?
How do you respond when other people make silly, annoying, rude or repetitive comments to you about being a single person? What kinds of things do they say? We had an article in the March/May 2018 issue of SPAG Magazine, sharing things that people have said to other Christian singles about their state of ‘unwedded bliss.’
If you’d like to share some of the comments said to you, please fill out the form on this page, or email us:
Becci and Robbo from the Rise and Show program on Vision FM interviewed me on 24 March about my near death experience, which I shared in an earlier issue of SPAG Magazine. Here’s a link to a copy of that interview:
Bridget Brenton from Christian Today wrote a fantastic review about an earlier issue of SPAG Magazine. You can find the review here.
AND FOR YOU: a FREE devotional booklet for one month:
We hope this book will bring you into a closer relationship with God through praise, prayer and worship.
Here’s the link to the downloadable pdf (link here)
OR view the online ‘flippable version:
(Note: there may be some advertising on this third party website.)
SPAG Magazine is FREE – covering our costs is essential if we want to continue making this terrific magazine available at no cost to you and to all of our readers. Please prayerfully consider how you may help support us (’cause you love what we do):
You can also help us by submitting the following for our consideration:
Join our Prayer Network Team
One of the most important things you can do for SPAG Magazine is pray for us. We need prayer to not only increase our readership, but to enable God to reach out to Christians and Christian leaders across the world, with articles which will encourage, inspire and challenge them.
We also need your prayers for enough finances to keep SPAG Magazine going.
If you’re interested in joining our prayer network, you can become a member on Facebook on this link.
Can 44¢ a day really help SPAG Magazine?
While we’ve recently overhauled some expenses to reduce costs, there are still lots of costs we need to cover to ensure we keep SPAG Magazine available and to provide it to you for free.
This is one of the reasons we sell items through our online store. The costs include:
Consider too that our staff are not paid for their valuable contributions, particularly our Editor, Vicki Nunn, who puts in hundreds of hours to provide SPAG Magazine, and on top of that she actually PAYS all outstanding costs herself, to keep it running. Unfortunately her income is limited to a small disability pension.
During the 2017/2018 financial year, we received some welcome donations and purchases (thank you so much), but still, the outstanding costs were just over *$1,600. That works out to around $4.40 a day. If just ten people had contributed 44¢ a day, our operating costs would have been met – that’s less than one small cappuccino a week!
Would you consider being one of those ten people for our current financial year (2018/2019)? Perhaps you could ask nine people from your church or singles group to make up the remainder. Maybe you could put in a good word for us if you know a great Christian organisation that might be able to help.
Consider also that while we purchased a new computer and monitor back in 2016 (the $2,000 came out of Vicki’s now empty savings account), we have to consider that some time in the next few years, we will likely have to replace our computer again, and with no extra money in her savings account, Vicki has no financial means to purchase a new computer. (The previous computer cost around $1,700, and the monitor was around $300.)
With the assistance of group of ten supporters such as you, putting aside 28¢ a day for the next two years (or 14¢ a day by twenty supporters), we’d have enough money to purchase a new computer tower and monitor as our current computer reaches the end of its life.
Would you make a commitment to help SPAG Magazine in its mission?
Our mission is to inspire, challenge and encourage Christian adults in their walk, and to honour and exalt God.
* (NB: Wages for staff have not been included.)
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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