Celebration and Events


Tis’ the Season He’s the Reason

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By: Sabrina Peters I love the festive season! The lights, the decorations, the tree, the family gatherings and endless supply of Christmas day leftovers. But why do we celebrate? (more…)

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Why I Let My Kids go to Schoolies

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By: Susan Sohn Schoolies is an interesting topic and one that seems to evoke a lot of emotion within parents. To send or not to send, to allow or not seems to be the question for most parents. (more…)

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The One Thing Men Can’t Talk Openly About Yet. But What if We Did?

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By: Sheridan Voysey Last year I took part in a piece for BBC 1’s Breakfast programme. As the cameraman and I were driving to the filming location, he told me a story. (more…)

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Luda’s Operation Christmas Child Shoebox was a Life-Changing Experience

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Above: Luda, an Operation Christmas Child ambassador. By: Clare Bruce For a little girl called Luda, growing up in Ukraine in the 1990s wasn’t easy. The Soviet Union had collapsed and many nations in the region sunk into poverty. (more…)

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School Holidays the Perfect Time to Pack Your Christmas Shoebox for a Child Overseas

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By: Hope Media It’s that time of year again: time to take a special shopping trip, pack a shoebox of Christmas gifts for a child in a developing nation, in preparation for Operation Christmas Child. (more…)

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“The Shoebox Gave Me All I Need, and That’s Jesus” – the Impact of a Few Tiny Gifts

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Above: Kojo’s life was impacted by a box of gifts, when he was a little boy growing up in Ghana. By: Clare Bruce If you’ve ever packed a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, you’ll know the joy of sending a little happiness out into the world at Christmas time, to help a child in need. (more…)

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Did You Know? The Christian-Inspired Origins of Father’s Day

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By: Graham McDonald In 1909, a couple named John and Sonora Dodd attended the Mother’s Day service at their church in Spokane, Washington, USA. (more…)

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NAIDOC Week – Celebrating Women

By: Warren Nunn The invaluable role that woman play throughout society inspired the theme “Because of her, we can!” which highlights this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations. (more…)

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Why You Should Make Mum a Cup of Tea

By Katrina Roe Every day around the world six billion cups of tea are drunk. But it’s who we share our tea with that makes it meaningful. (more…)

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Diving for Gold, with God On His Side: Aussie Medallist Declan Stacey

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By: Clare Bruce When he’s standing on a diving tower, competing against the world’s best with a million eyes upon him, Declan Stacey has an inner strength keeping him calm: his trust in God. (more…)

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