Challenge Good News Paper - 406 October 2017
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Ex beauty queen’s body issues
In 2008, Kirsten Haglund put on the sash and bore the crown that made her that year’s Miss America. She had won the United States’ national competition for beauty
Ex beauty queen’s body issues
No one is guaranteed tomorrow
You likely won't die from a North Korean missile or an unsafe airplane today. But tomorrow is promised to no one.
No one is guaranteed tomorrow
Finding love and freedom
Toni was only 11 weeks pregnant when the father of her baby left her.
Finding love and freedom
Marrying yourself
On a rooftop in Brooklyn, Erika Anderson put on a vintage-style white wedding dress, stood before a circle of her closest friends, and committed herself — to herself. She married herself.
Marrying yourself
Facing up to failure
In the last issue Challenge led with the Christian testimony of actor Chris Pratt. The same month, just after we went to press, the story broke that Chris and his wife, Anna Farris are splitting up.
A walking miracle
From criminal and drug addict to life coach
A walking miracle
Learning you are truly loved
Jennifer King had never felt valued and didn’t believe anyone could really love her.
Learning you are truly loved
The girl in the picture
Recently I came across the photo on the left and did a double take. The girl in that photo, with her hollow eyes and hopeless heart, no longer bears any resemblance to me.
The girl in the picture
He said: ‘I am the Life’
If a religious leader or celebrity stood up today and said, "I am the Life", you would probably think they were mad or madly egotistical. You would probably also wonder what on earth they were going on about. The media would have a heyday, and comedians would enjoy poking fun at them.
He said: ‘I am the Life’
The bike of life - Riding pillion
Ah, the freedom and daring of youth. On a balmy summer's day in the early 70's I crossed Sydney Harbour to visit my brother in North Sydney. He was a professional rider, and we decided to ride back across the Bridge on his Honda 4
The bike of  life - Riding pillion
Norris’ son forges his own path
What was it like to be the son of the martial artist who inspired jokes like, "Chuck Norris can cut through a hot knife... with butter"?
Norris’ son forges his own path
Eulogy for common sense
Common sense is not always common. I was amused when someone sent me an obituary. It seems to have been sourced from The London Times
Eulogy for common sense
Truth: something we can learn from TV drama?
I can't help but cringe when a TV series or movie character lies about something important or holds back significant information from a loved one. We can all quickly guess it will cause conflict at some point in the story when the truth finally comes out...and it always does.
Truth: something we can learn from TV drama?
Doc sees design in body’s carefully balanced system
Creation Ministry International’s Lita Cosner interviewed Dr Lainna Callentine who has a Masters in Education and an MD from the Illinois School of Medicine. She has been married for 22 years, and is a home school mum with three children.
Doc sees design in body’s carefully balanced system
Dino prints resemble “blobs with toes”
University of Alaska researchers have found thousands of dinosaur footprints fossilized in the rocks along the banks of the Yukon River, Alaska.
Dino prints resemble “blobs with toes”
The greatest thing is love
Marriages need daily refuel of love, says reconciled couple
The greatest thing is love
That which connects us all
Recently I watched the movie Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith as a man dealing with the death of his young daughter. Two years have elapsed and Smith's character Howard Inlet is still not coping very well, his marriage is over and he is reduced to writing hate mail to Time, Death and Love.
That which connects us all
Post truth world
In 2016 the Oxford Dictionary announced the word of the year was "post truth".
Post truth world
A different kind of care could help the dying
The question of "assisted dying" is again on the agenda, and our state member has asked our opinion before a Bill goes to Parliament.
A different kind of care could help the dying
The meaning of marriage
In Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll describes a conversation between Alice and Humpty Dumpty on the topic of words and their meaning. It goes like this:
The meaning of marriage
Universal diary app
Universal Diary app is a bit like an old-school Filofax that people used to keep everything in the 1980s. It is a journal, budget book, to do list, photo album, alarm clock and sketch book all in one
Universal diary app
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 8)
It never ceases to amaze me how our sausage dog is attracted to the most revolting things!
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 8)
Growling lion tamed
Peter Pollock spent the first 55 years of his life involved in South African cricket, whose debt to him is threefold.
Growling lion tamed

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