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Broken outside but whole within
Nick Vujicic knows intimately what it is to feel different and rejected. He was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, an extremely rare disorder that leaves a person without fully formed limbs. Nick has no legs just, what he calls, a "chicken foot", and no arms.
Broken outside but whole within
Off drink into dream life
I grew up in an Aboriginal community at One Arm Point, about 210 km north of Broome in the West Kimberley region in Western Australia.
Off drink into dream life
Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
Do you ever wonder where the human race is heading? Is it flat out going downhill to its own destruction or is there a bright peaceful future on the way? Opinions will range between these poles but I fancy pessimism is in the majority.
Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
Baby-faced Selena already wise about life
Actress and popstar Selena Gomez opened up recently about her lifelong journey with God at last year's Hillsong Conference in Los Angeles, attended by thousands of people.
Baby-faced Selena already wise about life
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
We are richer than we think
Australians are like most people in other western nations, in that we all think we are worse off than we actually are. Australian newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald in 2017 reported on one study.
We are richer than we think
“Jesus, take the controls”
The recent response of a Southwest Airlines pilot to imminent disaster, is a lesson to us all.
“Jesus, take the controls”
Lifeboat
My teenager was asked by a boy at school this week: "I'm an atheist does that mean that I am condemned to hell?"
Lifeboat
1 min after you die
The third part in a short series that explores the ultimate end of us all.
Miracle piano player hit the right note
Do you believe in miracles? Do you think God can perform inexplicable, supernatural feats in our modern era? How about an 11-year-old boy who can suddenly play the piano overnight? Impossible?
Miracle piano player hit the right note
‘Even worse than the Somme’
Walter Young was a British soldier in three of the greatest battles of World War One: the Somme, Ypres and Passchendaele – it is incredible that he lived through all three horrors.
‘Even worse than the Somme’
Jesus’s compassion for those who love porn
For more than a decade I silently wrestled with a fixation on pornography and sexual exposure. From 8 to 18 I quietly sought out and filled my eyes, my mind, and my heart with shameful things.
Jesus’s compassion for those who love porn
Betrayed and tortured, yet forgives
Jean-Louis Kassis has known torture, abuse and betrayal, but with God’s power, he has learnt to forgive. Jean-Louis Kassis works as a minister of religion, becoming a caring face for the abused, drug addicts, and alcoholics. Why?
Betrayed and tortured, yet forgives
Can death be abolished?
There is no doubt that life expectancy is higher than a century ago. There are now 14,000 centenarians in Britain, and according to the Office of National Statistics, one in three of today's babies will live to see their 100th birthday.
Can death be abolished?
UFO researcher finds answers
Joe Jordan used to describe himself as a 'crystal-ball-rolling new-ager' with an interest in science fiction
UFO researcher finds answers
And the answer is: 26
In an article titled 'Questions we thought had no answers', Time magazine confidently declares that they now have the answer to how long until intelligent alien life is discovered. The answer, they say, is 26 years, or perhaps even sooner!
And the answer is: 26
Are you really listening to me?
I was asked recently to speak at a seminar on The Five Love Languages and my topic was Quality Time.
Are you really listening to me?
Mary Magdalene
What might it have been like to walk alongside Jesus, back when He was alive in the First Century? Before most people had even heard of Him – before there was even a religion called 'Christianity'?
Mary Magdalene
“I want a new start – but following Jesus looks too hard.”
True, it is a big step to launch out on a new relationship with Jesus. It makes sense to seriously ask yourself, "Am I going to make it?"
After the Sunshine
After eight years as a professional golfer, 32-year-old South African Andrew Georgiou has decided to retire from the South African Sunshine Tour and focus on business opportunities, in particular his new golfing app.
After the Sunshine

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