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My Good Good Father

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By: Yvette Cherry The woman had told several lies about me. Rumours circulated and the hurt grew. I was not who she claimed I was, but she was angry and hurting and it was easiest to blame me. (more…)

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Should the Gambling Industry be Allowed to Donate to Political Parties?

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By: Stephen O'Doherty The latest funding disclosures by political parties show gambling industry donations of more than $1.5m in 2016-2017. However Tim Costello, Director of The Alliance for Gambling Reform, says that represents only the donations required to be disclosed. He says the true figure is much bigger. (more…)

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Awe Struck Wonder: Seeing God in the Every-Day Moment

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By: Yvette Cherry “Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders. Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?" Job 37:14-16 NIV (more…)

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It’s Time to Realise that Small is the New Big

By Kim Wilkinson We live in a world of mass media, big ideas, cultural change and global pain. (more…)

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Me, Myself and I: The Self-Centred World of Teens

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By: Rachel Doherty Teenagers have a reputation for being selfish, but it’s better for parents to see this behaviour as self-centred instead. (more…)

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Understanding Singleness in God’s Family

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By: Focus On The Family In society today, do we send unintentional messages to single people that they are somehow inferior? Are there ways that communities – and churches in particular – can be more inclusive and supportive of singles? (more…)

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They Slipped Away In The Night – Tragedy at Sea for Kiribati Students

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By: Stephen O'Doherty | Open House A Kiribati man living in Australia has provided one of the first accounts of a ferry tragedy in Kiribati which is believed to have taken up to 80 lives including students on their way to start the school year. (more…)

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Dare to Receive

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By: Elaine Fraser Until we can receive with an open heart, we are never really giving with an open heart. Brené Brown (more…)

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Love and Communication: 11 Expert Tips for a Better Marriage

Author: Focus On The Family On the school playground, you probably gave your sweetheart a paper heart with "I like u a LOT" painstakingly scribbled on it in your favourite crayon colour. Since then, you’ve come a long way in terms of communicating your love to your spouse. But even the best marriage can benefit from a little spark. We chatted with relationship experts and life coaches for easy, practical tips on enhancing communication within a marriage, as well as special ways to express your love. (more…)

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Stop Using Facebook as a Weapon

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By: Rodney Olsen Do you remember the three essential rules of keeping a mogwai from the eighties movie Gremlins? (more…)

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