Challenge Good News Paper - 403 July 2017
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Denzel: love is the point
With three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards, Denzel Washington is undoubtedly one of the greatest African-American Hollywood actors of all time.
Denzel: love is the point
The awesome power of forgiveness
I wonder if you have noticed what terrorism and hate can't do?
The awesome power of forgiveness
Don’t get left behind
The best things are the latest things—or so the modern mind thinks. Notice how that wonderful mobile phone that was made three years ago is now despised, almost, because later ones, smarter by several degrees, have hit the market. Whatever the cost, one must keep up with the best.
Death is a dead certainty
Recently in my home country there has been a surge of sudden, unexpected deaths. Autopsies revealed undiagnosed or untreated non-communicable diseases (NCDs). However, it seems like sudden death is common worldwide; perhaps not because of NCDs but through shootings, terrorist attacks, wars, natural disasters and hunger.
Death is a dead certainty
Husbands do break
It was supposed to be a bit of harmless fun with his teenage boys – jumping off a ramp on a bicycle into a foam pit – but the moment Shane Clifton landed upside down he knew he had broken his neck and his life had changed forever.
Husbands do break
The cost of physical perfection
It was 2013 and Madelyn Moon was getting ready for her second fitness competition.
The cost of physical perfection
Recognising more than a good man
As a 10-year-old Glen Osher prayed to a God he did not know, begging Him to save him and his four siblings from the hell of hatred they were enduring at home. It was only much later that he was able to acknowledge that when Welfare stepped in and put the children in an orphanage, it had been God's answer.
Recognising more than a good man
It is never too late
The birth of his first daughter should have been the best day of Wayne's life, but because of some selfish choices that was also the day his fiancée ended their engagement.
The necessities of life
In 2006, the Pew Research Centre in the USA did a report on what people said was a necessity of life. Not just nice to own or important, but a necessity. The following is a selection from the report:
The necessities of life
I am Michael - one man, two lives
In 1995, Michael Glatze publicly came out as a homosexual.
I am Michael - one man, two lives
Generosity makes you happy
Are we born generous, or selfish? Some may argue we have a natural survival instinct, but a recent study showed we are wired to be generous from a very young age.
Generosity makes you happy
Divine Design
A journey in science, medicine and Christian ministry
Divine Design
Eyeing off centuries-old sharks
Scientists have used a unique method to determine that Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus) are the world's longest-lived vertebrates.
Eyeing off centuries-old sharks
Walking dead finds true life
"From bush to bush I dodged bullets and machetes, hiding when I could and running like a hunted animal when there was nowhere to hide. For days I didn't eat. I learned to sleep while standing. I had to push dead bodies out of the way in the lake to even get the smallest drink of water.
Walking dead finds true life
Disappointment with God
This paper is filled with success stories about people who have found God, been set free from their addictions, been healed emotionally and physically, had their marriages restored and found a peace and joy that was previously unknown. As a result of this, you may be forgiven for thinking that giving your life to Jesus will fix all your problems and make your life rosy.
Disappointment with God
Present comfort blocks change
There are not a lot of people who think that having a comfortable life is a negative experience. We all love to think we can be comfortable – in our financial position, in who we are and what we do. However, have you ever considered the downside of being comfortable?
Present comfort blocks change
Putting each other first in every stage of life
By the time you read this article Karen and I will have celebrated 36 years of marriage and as I write these words I realize how far into the fourth decade of our life together we are!
Putting each other first in every stage of life
Health Engine appointment app
Want a fast, efficient way to find a doctor, dentist or other health care specialist near you and make an appointment?
Health Engine appointment app
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 5)
During the school holidays my teenagers are usually at home with our little sausage dog while I go to work. They tell me that Carrie hardly moves from her spot at the lounge room window all day while I am out, waiting for me. She doesn't come to play with the children or sit with them watching TV and, according to the kids, hardly eats or drinks either.
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 5)
Alexander the great
An ex-sporting legend talks about faith, football, and the only way to live.
Alexander the great

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