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Homeless addict’s new hope
Now a happy and confident mum of (nearly) nine, Catarina Threadgold came from a dark and difficult childhood.
Homeless addict’s new hope
‘Paramedic’ to the world
On 21 February 2018 world famous evangelist and preacher William Franklin (Billy) Graham died at the age of 99.
‘Paramedic’ to the world
Why so much anger?
People seem to be flying off the handle in all directions today. Have you noticed it? There's road rage that seems to show up almost every day. People are often irritated by small things, such as being beaten to a parking spot or being upset by a queue jumper. In the home, short fuses cause untold damage with words and even fists flying to make a point. Alas, weapons are used for vengeance and murders are committed out of anger. Why have we become an angry society?
Anorexic dying to be thin
When Lizzie McNaught was greeted with the words "Hello, Fatty!" at her new school, it was to have a devastating effect – almost costing her life.
Anorexic dying to be thin
Choosing whom to serve
The atheist says there is no God. The agnostic says you cannot know if there is a God or not. The pantheist says everything is God. The polytheist says there are many gods. The deist says there is a God, but He is an absentee God – like a watchmaker who made the universe, wound it up, and left it to run by itself. The dualist says there are two principles, good and bad, with two divine beings equal in power and authority. And the monotheist says there is only one God.
Choosing whom to serve
Sacred cathedrals
Many people work on the assumption that faith is dead and secularism reigns in western countries. But the evidence that people who don't attend a church are purely secular in their thinking is off the mark.
Sacred cathedrals
‘Animal’ now a ‘new creation’
Shonisani Mushiana compares himself as a young person to "an animal controlled by instincts".
‘Animal’ now a ‘new creation’
From greyhounds to goodness
Graham Tamsett found memorising Bible verses was a key to getting rid of all the baggage in his life
From greyhounds to goodness
Ball tampering and sanctimony
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. I offer this confession. I used to pick with my fingernail the seam on the Kookaburra so the ball would swing or cut better. IF you are not a cricketer then that last sentence probably makes no sense. Perhaps you would be more familiar with the expression "ball tampering". Yes, sadly I must confess to being a one-time ball tamperor.
Ball tampering and sanctimony
Free from addiction
Billy's childhood was relatively easy ... until the day his Mum passed away from cancer, when he was 13.
Free from addiction
Healed inside and out
"I struggled immensely with suicidal thoughts and a deep desire to die, as I didn't want to live with my M.E. illness."
Healed inside and out
More than just a feeling
"Feelings, nothing more than feelings," goes the 1974 classic by Morris Albert, and sometimes our actions seem to be governed by nothing else.
More  than just a feeling
Magnolias, marriage and makeovers
Chip and Joanna Gaines have made a name for themselves as renovators and ‘house flippers’ through the TV show Fixer Upper, but reading their book The Magnolia Story one glimpses a little bit of what underpins their remarkable creativity and surprisingly resilient relationship.
Magnolias, marriage and makeovers
An illustration from Leonardo da Vinci
I'd like you to consider what is now the world's most expensive painting!
An illustration from Leonardo da Vinci
Making sense of life
Carl Wieland chats to medical biologist Dr Yves Bergeron
Making sense of life
UK politician: cull the weak
UK politician Colin Brewer has reportedly compared disabled children to deformed lambs with five legs or two heads that need to be killed.
UK politician: cull the weak
God values women
In October 2017, following allegations of sexual assault brought against movie producer Harvey Weinstein by several high profile actresses, the #MeToo campaign was launched and went viral around the world.
God values women
Movie Review
Wonder tells the story of Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a boy born with severe facial deformities who is about to enter the daunting world of middle school. Having thus far been home-schooled by his mother Isabel (Julia Roberts), this will be Auggie's first extended exposure to other children.
Movie Review
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 14)
I have been suffering from back pain for the last few months, which has been quite debilitating. Last night, as I sat on the couch with my sausage dog on my lap, my daughter set me a poser: "Mum, would you rather have no pain and no dog, or have Carrie but continue to have pain?"
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 14)
Rugby star reveals who plays centre
Rugby star Jamie Jones-Buchanan has been described as ‘one of the most passionate, honest and competitive players in the Leeds Rhinos squad’.
Rugby star reveals who plays centre

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