Challenge Good News Paper - 409 February 2018
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Better than walking
One day, one choice and one prayer changed teenager Joni Eareckson’s life forever.
Better than walking
The power of a single decision
In 2007, after some months of house hunting, I bought a house after seeing it once - before my husband had even viewed it (although he said I could go ahead), in an area we knew nothing about, where we knew no one and at the other end of the city from where we had been renting.
The power of a single decision
That feeling of insecurity
Insecurity abounds. Lack of money has a lot to do with it for many in our society; they are constantly threatened by the inability to have enough to cover the many demands for their cash. How worrying!
Unusual encounter
So many times Pastor Greg Locke is asked the question by sceptics and atheists: "If your God is real, if He's so good, why does He allow such suffering?"
Unusual encounter
Saudi finds his Saviour
For Dr Khalid Al Shammari, his honeymoon in the United States was not just the beginning of a happy marriage, or an interesting holiday in another culture; it became the beginning of a spiritual journey that would impact every aspect of his life.
Saudi finds his Saviour
Breaking out of an icy grip
Twenty-three-year-old Jayden was a fearful addict, but then he started to pray
Breaking out of an icy grip
A-Team’s Mr. T ain’t no fool
One of the most recognisable characters on TV, cinema, animation and computer games is Lawrence Tureaud or Mr. T.
A-Team’s Mr. T ain’t no fool
What will heaven be like?
When someone says "heaven", what do you think of? Wings, harps and clouds? Doing your favourite thing all day? A bland place with lots of singing?
What will heaven be like?
What makes humans special?
In the preamble to the United Nations declaration to human rights it recognizes "the inherent dignity ... and inalienable rights of the members of the human family".
What makes humans special?
Search for peace leads transgender to find true identity
Laura Perry experienced a tumultuous life during her teen years, having struggled with her sexuality for most of her childhood.
Search for peace leads transgender to find true identity
What is the meaning of life?
It was interesting to note that "What is the meaning of life" was the third most popular of the "What is..." google search terms for 2015— after "What is Netflix" and "What is Love" but beating "What is the Time" and "What is the Weather Today". It seems there are many people out there using Google to do some deep soul-searching.
Confronted by the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Warren Nunn chats with engineer Colin Gibson on his journey from evolution to creation
Confronted by the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Turning human evolution theory upside-down
DNA extracted from a supposedly 400,000-year-old femur (thigh bone) from a Spanish cave "completely changes what we know—or thought we knew—about human evolution".
Turning human evolution theory upside-down
Sex trafficking in the US
She grew up poor, in one of the decaying mill towns of Massachusetts.
Sex trafficking in the US
Pro which life?
A woman in my church was recently diagnosed with breast cancer around the time she was told she was pregnant with twins. She was advised to abort the babies and get immediate surgery and chemotherapy.
Rats in the cellar
 
Rats in the cellar
I asked but God said no!
I asked God to take away my habit. God said, "No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up."
Don’t fake it this february
It's February and this is the month when we celebrate Valentine's Day!
Don’t fake it this february
Love story with a difference
As Valentine's Day comes round this year, in the midst of all the chocolates and flowers, wouldn't we all like to know that we are loved extravagantly, unconditionally, and just for who we are? The movie Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea reminds us that we in fact are. Even when we manifestly don't deserve it.
Love story with a difference
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 11)
Because our little dog, Carrie, gets such terrible skin rashes, sometimes I have to give her a cortisone tablet, or an anti-histamine.
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 11)
Tim beats Tourettes
Making a World Cup record of 16 goal saves against Belgium in Brazil in 2014, Team USA goalkeeper Tim Howard became a social media phenomenon, prompting a new nickname 'The Minister of Defence' and a congratulatory call from US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel, even as USA was knocked out by a 2-1 loss.
Tim beats Tourettes

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