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Not for the cameras
Aussie actress Anna McGahan explains why she doesn’t do nude scenes anymore
Not for the cameras
Queen of drag no more
For ten years Ramon Pedro lived as a transvestite and drag queen before a near death experience revealed his true identity
Queen of drag no more
Good news for heart trouble
When life seems a bit mundane, a bit ordinary, think about what is going on inside your body.
Good news for heart trouble
Finding the ‘love song in the rubble of my life’
“Those who professed the name of Jesus commanded both my pity and my wrath,” Rosaria Butterfield says. Until she became one.
Finding the ‘love song in the rubble of my life’
’Alarm bells’ sounded warning
ESPN sports journalist Philip Murphy grew up attending church and "trying to be good" but realised he had been spiritually asleep when three "alarm bells" went off in his life and woke him up to the truth about God.
’Alarm bells’ sounded warning
Running late
Lateness seems to be endemic in our society.
Running late
Putting on the Fear of God
The unlikely message behind one of America’s hippest fashion brands
Putting on the Fear of God
Through the lens with no filter
When Brandon Stanton lost his job as a bonds trader, he decided to take portraits of strangers on the streets of New York City. What began as a hobby soon grew into a worldwide social phenomenon known as Humans of New York
Through the lens with no filter
Unrelenting forgiveness
“Nothing can harness your appreciation of grace like having rejected it for years and then realising it’s still there,” says ex-fighter Dave Jensen
Unrelenting forgiveness
Falling into God’s arms
Some people have to reach rock bottom before they start "searching for God", but Maggie Clark tells how she literally fell into the arms of Jesus as a girl before she even knew there was a God to look for.
Falling into God’s arms
Laser physicist has new mission
Dr David Stone has five university degrees up his sleeve, but he shares why he left academia and ‘the best job in the world’ to pursue a surprising passion
Laser physicist has new mission
Passions rage over Giant’s Causeway Centre
Twelve years after the tourist interpretive centre burnt down at Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, a new state-of-the-art facility opened in July 2012
Passions rage over Giant’s Causeway Centre
Keeping faith in the afterlife
Author Wayne Dye, in his book Your Sacred Self, shared a thought-provoking parable about two babies talking about an afterlife beyond their mother's womb.
Keeping faith in the afterlife
Stepping out for the poor
Orphanage founder Bernie Scanlon personally identifies with the kids at his orphanage and this encourages him to do extraordinary acts of kindness
Stepping out for the poor
Who’s pulling the strings?
The large oval across the road from my house is a great place for flying kites – or it should be. Kite-flying is a skill I have never been able to master
Who’s pulling the strings?
All one people
Sisters Lucy and Maria Aylmer from the UK are stunning evidence that we are all closely related. Maria is 'black' and Lucy is 'white', yet they are twins
All one people
Reconciliation starts with you
In November, 1990 I was standing in Pearl Harbour listening to an elderly, retired United States navy man tell his story about the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour.
Reconciliation starts with you
Olive Tree Bible Study app
Are you curious to read the Bible but do not know where to start? Have you ever read something from the Bible but not been able to understand it? Have you ever wanted to look up a phrase, place name, person or verse in the Bible but not had any idea where it was?
Olive Tree Bible Study app
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 1)
When we walk our sausage dog Carrie in the nearby park in the afternoon I am a struck not only by the wide variety of different types of dogs that people own, but by the different relationships they seem to have with them.
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 1)
There is more to it than being a better player
What happens when you fail at the thing that makes you, you?
There is more to it than being a better player

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