By: Stephen O’Doherty | Open House
The result of the marriage survey, with its consequent change to the law, has opened up the question of religious freedom in Australia. Continue reading “Imbalance: How Religion Has Less Protection than Other Human Rights”
By: Laura Bennett
Fundamental to our relationship with God, is prayer: a shared conversation between He and us, where we tell Him our desires (read: vent) and He listens, responding with comfort, revelation, and sometimes it seems – silence.
Prayer is a connection to the divine, and a universal way to request help, or offer thanks to ‘the Big Guy’. Continue reading “Is God Answering My Prayers?”
By: Susan Joy | The JOYful Table
Serves: 16 squares | Prep Time: 00:20 | Cooking Time: 00:00
Mint and chocolate just go together. These yummy chocolate squares are perfect for summer, no baking and delicious eaten cold straight from the fridge. Continue reading “Raw Mint and Chocolate Squares”
By: Focus On The Family
Jessie Minassian encourages women to “unplug” from advertising and accept God’s definition of true beauty. Continue reading “Navigating Beauty and Body Image with Teen Daughters”
By: Duncan Robinson
Infinite crisis is what ministry can feel like. That relentless barrage of noise that explodes right under your nose. At any given moment in your community, people are at the best and the worst of times. Continue reading “Urgent and Important Aren’t the Same”
By: Tania Harris | God Conversations
It’s been 16 years since the terrorist attacks on the United States on the morning of September 11, 2001. This story – perhaps one you haven’t heard – reminds us that even on our worst days, generosity has the power to open up our world. Continue reading “An Untold Story of 9/11 & Why You Should Give Even on Your Worst Day”
By: Michael McQueen
With the next crop of school leavers about to flood into the ‘real world’, here are 5 truths they must be told (and may not have learned at school). Continue reading “5 Truths School Leavers Need to Be Told”
By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen
Schoolies Week has become a rite of passage in Australia for kids leaving high school. But the stories of alcohol, drugs, fights and crazy stunts worries many parents. Getting the attitude of teenagers right before they go can help to keep them safe. Continue reading “How to Get Your Kids Ready for Schoolies Week”
By: Clare Bruce
The head of a leading Christian media outlet has called on ‘No voters’ to accept Australia’s democratic ‘Yes’ for same sex marriage, with good spirit and grace. Continue reading ““Time to Accept Change” says Christian Leader after Gay Marriage ‘Yes’ Announcement”
By: Laura Bennett
Pear /pɛː/ noun A green, spotty, funny-shaped fruit that doesn’t taste good unless combined with walnuts and balsamic vinegar.
Pear-shaped / adjective Lumpy, bottom-heavy, kinda weird, not ideal.
Sometimes life goes truly pear-shaped. Continue reading “Attack of the Pear”