I promise you that any of the sinful things you say or do can be forgiven, no matter how terrible those things are (Mark 3:28, CEV).
A Familiar Story for the Eternal Problem of Suffering
By: Sharon Cheung
Two missed calls. Ten unread messages. One winter night changed my experience of grief forever – one which may haunt me for the rest of my life on earth. Continue reading “A Familiar Story for the Eternal Problem of Suffering”
Why Are So Many Young Childless Men Getting the Snip? Because Hope Has Been Cut Off.
By: Stephen McAlpine
Young men in droves are getting the snip. And often their reason, is that the world is running out of hope and why would you want to bring a child into it?
Continue reading “Why Are So Many Young Childless Men Getting the Snip? Because Hope Has Been Cut Off.”
Jakki Overcame Abuse and Wants to Help Others Break Free
By: Ben McEachen
Sydneysider Jakki Civeriati can look back and clearly see the awful foundation that her life once stood upon. Continue reading “Jakki Overcame Abuse and Wants to Help Others Break Free”
Moving Beyond Resilience to Steadfastness in the Face of Life’s Most Difficult Storms
By: Annette Spurr
The term ‘resilience’ commonly refers to accepting a new reality caused by adversity, and to harness mental, emotional, and psychological resources to recover from sources of stress. Continue reading “Moving Beyond Resilience to Steadfastness in the Face of Life’s Most Difficult Storms”
‘The Starling’ Shows Us We Can Overcome Grief in Many Ways
By: Laura Bennett
Melissa McCarthy is really having a moment. Between 2018’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? (for which she was Oscar nominated), Nine Perfect Strangers and now The Starling, Melissa’s proving comedians crossing over into drama can be a powerful exchange. Continue reading “‘The Starling’ Shows Us We Can Overcome Grief in Many Ways”
England’s Wall of Hope: “We’re Building a Legacy”
By: Michael Crooks
An Englishman wants to build a wall – not a barrier to keep people out, but a symbol of hope for all. Continue reading “England’s Wall of Hope: “We’re Building a Legacy””
The Treasures of Darkness
There really are treasures of darkness! Light is good but darkness is bad, right? At least that’s the way we often think about it. Let me turn that on its head, with a little story. Continue reading “The Treasures of Darkness”
Pope Francis Spreads Hope in a Historic Tour
By: Michael Crooks
During a historic visit to Iraq on March 7, Pope Francis spoke of the thousands of people murdered in the city of Mosul in recent years, but his message was one of forgiveness and resilience. Continue reading “Pope Francis Spreads Hope in a Historic Tour”
Pandemics, Plans and Expectations
By: Steve Grace
Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
— Isaiah 43:18-19
There is an emotional fatigue that we all have experienced as we head into the last months of 2020. Continue reading “Pandemics, Plans and Expectations”