Challenge Good News Paper - 400 April 2017
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Famous last words
I once sat with an elderly man in hospital as he died. His daughter had been with him during most of his last days, but unfortunately she was absent at his death. When she saw me shortly afterwards, one of the first things she asked was, "Did he say anything?"
Singing Cobbler finds his true song
Peter Brocklehurst’s life is one of incredible extremes
Singing Cobbler finds his true song
The thief on the other cross
I don't belong here. I really don't. Paradise is the last place I expected to end up after all I've done. Let me tell you my story.
The thief on the other cross
A Burning Issue
Fire. This destroyer is very busy all around us these days. At least, it is the case where I live. Every day the newscasts tell us about the latest conflagration. Each night a car (or cars) is deliberately torched, sometimes a luxury model, leaving it a blackened hulk. After this, a house fire is reported with the estimated cost of the damage.
A Burning Issue
I would die for you
Rachel Scott was willing to give up everything for her faith. In the end, she gave up her life.
I would die for you
Heroes
In Australia, we worship sporting heroes. One even acquired the nickname 'God'.
Heroes
Rediscovering our sense of awe
Renowned Australian photographer Ken Duncan reminds us to slow down, enjoy, and be thankful for the beauty around us
Rediscovering our sense of awe
When is a pardon not a pardon?
In Pennsylvania in 1929, George Wilson was sentenced to be hanged by the United States Court for robbing the Federal payroll and for murder. President Andrew Jackson pardoned him but this was refused, and Wilson insisted that it was not a pardon unless he accepted it.
When is a pardon not a pardon?
Smartphone salvation
I did a really stupid thing the other day. My son-in-law and I had been texting back and forth, so I put my smartphone on top of the car while I filled up with petrol. When the tank was full, I hurriedly got back into the car and drove off – forgetting that I hadn't retrieved my phone.
Smartphone salvation
The power of saying “yes”
Michele Black had no idea, when she grudgingly agreed to go to Rwanda, how much of an impact she would turn out to make.
The power of saying “yes”
Faith like a child
What does God say about children?
Faith like a child
Was the tomb really empty?
Is there another plausible theory for Jesus’ empty tomb?
The flood chaser
Dr Ron Neller has found that his PH.D in fluvial geomorphology is no stumbling block to accepting the Biblical account of creation
The flood chaser
Japanese ‘squid’ calls for evolution rewrite
Fossil belemnites found in Japan mean previous ideas about belemnite evolution need to be changed. Belemnites are extinct squid-like animals that leave a hard, bullet-shaped fossil 'shell', called a guard.
Japanese ‘squid’ calls for evolution rewrite
A deadly decision
“Congratulations, you are pregnant!” The words over the phone from the hospital nurse were like a death knell to single teenager Sharon Clayton in the summer of 1974
A deadly decision
Life is in your hands
In 2015 friends of mine miscarried their baby girl. A funeral was held for their little girl which I attended with tears.
Life is in your hands
Living free of regret
"I has no regrets!"
Living free of regret
Recycle Right app
Want to do the right thing by the environment but a bit confused about what can be recycled and how? Can batteries or plastic bags be recycled? What do you do with your old toaster or nearly-empty paint tins?
Recycle Right app
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 2)
This last week our sausage dog got parvo virus, a gastro-intestinal disease that can easily kill a dog through dehydration or secondary infection.
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 2)
A different league
Former women’s rugby league captain’s life changing decision
A different league

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