Challenge Good News Paper - USA Edition 49, 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
     Romances couldn’t fulfill me
Author Francine Rivers on her addiction and how her writing changed, from steamy romance novels to stories of unconditional love.
Romances couldn’t fulfill me
     Set free to serve
Tairone was raised by his grandparents to go to church every Sunday. But the other six days of the week, his religion was running the streets.
Set free to serve
     Pulled back from brink of disaster
Reinier Kuyler is serving six years for armed robbery. Like many prisoners, though, it is only when his life hit rock bottom that things started to look up.
Pulled back from brink of disaster
          God still does miracles
Lee Johnson works to save the lives of others because God saved hers.
God still does miracles
          The good father
Let's play a game. I say a word and you respond with the first word that you associate with it...ready? First word: provider. Second word: protector. Third word: father.
The good father
          Freed from fear of men
Digging into commitment issues led homosexual activist to the place he least expected.
Freed from fear of men
          Porn is for losers, says Pamela
Our ever expanding digital era has made pornography more available than ever before. People have access to porn on their computers, iPads, phones and social media at an alarming rate.
Porn is for losers, says Pamela
     Oldies but goodies
It amazes me that some things that have long-ago been surpassed in a technological sense are still around and flourishing today. I'm sure that, at one time, these "simpler" inventions would have been predicted to go the way of the dinosaur because of modern advancements.
Oldies but goodies
          From New Age to new life
Former New Age enthusiast renounced his beliefs after an unexpected personal encounter
From New Age to new life
     What does Vanna White regret?
Vanna White has been turning letters on Wheel of Fortune for more than three decades. As the show prepares to celebrate its thirty-fifth season this September, she gave an interview to Fox News.
What does Vanna White regret?
     Nashville Darling has all she needs
In 2012, people fell in love with TV drama Nashville, about country singers in America's country capital.
Nashville Darling has all she needs
     What’s my name?
In 1967 Muhammad Ali tapped gloves with opponent Ernie Terrell in what is now known as the "What´s my name?" fight, so called for the manner in which Ali fought against his opponent, punishing him for deliberately calling him by his former name in the lead up to the bout.
What’s my name?
     Coke addict gets her life back
Cocaine was nothing more to Trisha Henderson than an experiment, a way to at last be accepted among her peers.
Coke addict gets her life back
     “If God is real, how are you still in jail?”
Kenneth Bae shares his experience in a North Korean labor camp, and the joy and strength that kept him alive
“If God is real, how are you still in jail?”
     Falling into heavenly 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 heavenly arms
     Vacuuming the pain away
Hannah Denham’s eyes are bright and she smiles bravely as she tells her story
Vacuuming the pain away
     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
          Father’s Day in prison
"Today is Father's Day, an emotional day in a men's prison full of fathers and sons. The message (at church) today was, 'God is our Father and we are all His sons which makes us family'," writes Jonathan Mooring, an inmate in Plainview, Texas.
Father’s Day in prison
     Finding meaning in life
Viktor Frankl was a remarkable person. He was a psychologist who survived a Nazi death camp in World War II. He lost many of his family and community in places like Auschwitz. Frankl used these experiences to understand life and how we deal with pain.
Finding meaning in life
     Fathering from behind bars
Carl admits that when he was growing up, he pretty much only thought about himself. When he was seventeen, he started selling drugs and discovered the excitement of having his own money and buying whatever he wanted.
Fathering from behind bars
     Finding acceptance in new ‘family’
Shawn grew up looking for acceptance from his family. Unfortunately, no matter how hard he tried, he could never find it.
Finding acceptance in new ‘family’
     Need a dad this Father’s Day?
For some, Father's Day is a time to celebrate the love and guidance of a cherished parent; for others, it's a reminder of past abuse, neglect or even loss. Whether our relationships with our fathers are thriving or strained, present or absent, through Jesus we can ultimately find comfort and peace in the unconditional love our Father in heaven has for us.
Need a dad this Father’s Day?
     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
     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
     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
     Extreme makeover
It is a sad irony that Olivia Goldsmith, author of the book The First Wives Club that championed the cause of spurned older women, died on the operating table during a face lift operation. Ms. Goldsmith died trying to hold onto the dream of youthful looks.
Extreme makeover
     Living free of regret
"I has no regrets!"
Living free of regret
     Jesus said: ‘I am the Truth’
No-one denies that truth is important and no one wants to be deceived. We all know the consequences of untruths, whether it's adulterous partners, dodgy salesmen, email scams or pedophiles posing as teenage friends on social media.
     Simple and effective budgeting app
Need of a mobile, visually simple budgeting app to keep track of finances?
Simple and effective budgeting app
     Lessons from a Dachsie (Part 2)
This last week our Dachshund got parvo virus, a gastro-intestinal disease that can easily kill a dog through dehydration or secondary infection.
Lessons from a Dachsie (Part 2)
     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
     From the Gospel of John
John 1:1-18
From the Gospel of John
          Tim Tebow not shaken
Tim Tebow: life’s ups and downs; his book; move to baseball
Tim Tebow not shaken

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