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My father was a conman
Candice Curry Candice Curry grew up with a father she could never trust: a conman who always had a scheme going and a slick argument; who frequently came home with other people's cars or lived in other people's homes
My father was a conman
What’s the time in your house?
Roy Brereton was in a children's home from the age of nine to 12 and a half. His father was in jail and his mother had abandoned him at nine months old.
What’s the time in your house?
An appointment you must keep
Almost every new day brings us a reminder that our hold on life is very tenuous.
An appointment you must keep
Reflections on a dry land
Oh that it would rain!
Reflections on a dry land
Despair turned to hope
Nathaniel and Chevonne Burr walk into their future together, having been individually healed by God from their past hurts and mistakes. By the time he was 25 years old, Nathaniel Burr's life was a mess. His world was full of drugs, crime and despair.
Despair turned to hope
Lost teen finds healing in her Forever Father
Chevonne Burr By the time she was 16 Chevonne Burr had already lost two fathers. Her biological father, whom she never saw again after her parents' divorce, when she was three, and her stepfather after he lost a three-year fight against brain cancer.
Lost teen finds healing in her Forever Father
We don’t wear signs
A woman was driving in the traffic when she got stuck behind a very slow moving car. Just as she was getting annoyed, she saw a sign in the back window that said: Learning stick [shift], sorry for any delay.
We don’t wear signs
Pain gives him strength
Atticus Shaffer has spent nine years as one of the stars on the set of ABC's popular sitcom, The Middle, playing Patricia Heaton's youngest son, Brick. But fans of the baby-faced young man may not realise that he has had to overcome a serious medical condition to succeed.
Pain gives him strength
Are our prayers impotent?
After the recent school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, Senator Ted Cruz tweeted, "Heidi and I are keeping all the students and faculty at Santa Fe High School in our prayers this morning, along with all first responders on the scene."
Are our prayers impotent?
Calvary
This confronting painting by Stephen S. Sawyer is called Calvary and aims to illustrate that Jesus took our pain and addiction on Himself when He died on the cross.
Calvary
Porn addict’s search for freedom
James Jennings was only twelve years old when he became heavily addicted to pornography. For the next nine years of his life "I was a slave of it, whether it would be from the Internet or magazines. I was living for lust".
Have you Googled that?
Each December, Google releases the "Year In Search," a video summarizing the Google searches shaping that given year. I recently watched "Year In Search 2017" and was reminded of the hardships of last year.
Have you Googled that?
‘Your cancer has become a baby!’
Gospel recording artist, Blair Monique Walker, took to social media in May to announce the miraculous birth of her new baby boy, Noah Alexander.
‘Your cancer has become a baby!’
Jazz singer acknowledges faith roots
Double Grammy award-winning Jazz singer and songwriter Gregory Porter was very influenced by his mother, Ruth, who was a preacher and brought up eight children on her own.
Jazz singer acknowledges faith roots
Atheist ‘hit’ by God - in a good way
Michael Ford was satisfied with the fact that he was an atheist and that the world had come about by the means of evolution until an encounter encouraged him to read the Bible.
Atheist ‘hit’ by God - in a good way
Science reinforces faith
Don Batten interviews immunologist Dr Natalie Bennett, whose natural curiosity as a child, led to a career in science
Science reinforces faith
Early Earth findings amaze geologists
Conditions on the early earth were very similar to those today, say secular geologists. They have been surprised by new research on zircon crystals—some 'dated' to over 4 billion years old, only 500 million years after the earth formed, the 'Hadean Eon' on the evolutionary timescale.
Early Earth findings amaze geologists
Learning to live free of shame
U.S. Humorist, Garrison Keillor was once asked in an interview what the most important thing in the world was.
Learning to live free of shame
Lessons from a golfer - Pt 2
Let me share more of my 18 thoughts on golf and life – one for each hole, in the hope that they might help you.
Lessons from a golfer - Pt 2
Why is there so much suffering if God is all-powerful?
For a start, we can't point the finger at God for 'everything'. For example, God doesn't cause wars or stir up hatred. And it is hardly God's fault that so much human suffering is allowed to continue. After all, the world spends $780 billion a year on its military. Yet a mere $8 billion could end world hunger.
Why is there so much suffering if God is all-powerful?
Passion to defy her past
Gabrielle Douglas, fondly known as Gabby, is an American artistic gymnast who rose to stardom at the 2012 London Olympics, where she was the first African-American in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion and the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in both individual all-around and team competitions during the same Olympics.
Passion to defy her past

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