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     Still faith-full 50 years on
One day, one choice and one prayer changed teenager Joni Eareckson’s life forever, proving you don’t need legs to walk by faith.
Still faith-full 50 years on
     Jesus in jeans: a 21stC parable
If Jesus had chosen to come to earth in modern times, some of His parables may have been a bit different. He used stories and pictures that the people could readily identify with from what they saw around them.
Jesus in jeans: a 21stC  parable
     Life of crime arrested
Dhiran Jagjiban started selling drugs at the age of 16, mainly because he was poor and it was an easy way to make money.
Life of crime arrested
     ‘Scumbag’ saved in shootout
John stepped out of the pay phone booth with his emotions running high and his anger running hot. Three gunshots rang out.
‘Scumbag’ saved in shootout
     Redemption story mirrors actor’s own
Well-known actor Dennis Quaid recently starred in the movie I Can Only Imagine, which tells the true story of Bart Millard, lead singer of cross-over Christian band MercyMe. Dennis plays Bart's verbally and physically abusive father, who eventually finds forgiveness and redemption through listening to radio programs that Bart has sung on.
Redemption story mirrors actor’s own
     #Metoo fallout continues
The sexual harassment "earthquake" continues to unfold, with many accusers now being reported.
     Truckie’s long haul to healing
Truck driver Anthony Bootes has had harrowing experiences with suicide, rape, loss and rejection in his life, yet he found healing and wholeness through a series of events that began as he was embarking on a murder-suicide plan.
Truckie’s long haul to healing
     “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?"
     “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”
     1 minute after your life ends
The idea and hope of immortality beyond the grave is not new to any generation.
     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?"
     Balancing work and prayer
Different personality types respond to the life of faith and belief with different attitudes. There are those who gravitate towards work and action. For them the prayer and contemplation is pointless introspection and they believe action is needed.
Balancing work and prayer
     Homeless addict’s new hope
Now a happy and confident mum of nine, Catarina Threadgold came from a dark and difficult childhood.
Homeless addict’s new hope
     Freed from heroin’s grip
Raised tough in the Kawangware slums of Nairobi, former gangster Gentry says that, without work, many like himself made the self-destructive choice to try marijuana (weed), which led on to heroin.
     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
     Miracle piano player hit 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 right note
     "He walks with me"
Prison art by prisoner Sean from Wisconsin.
     Addict finds freedom
E.T. Lim grew up in a Buddhist and Taoist family in Malaysia and Singapore as the youngest of eight children. He struggled in school academically and socially.
Addict finds freedom
          Relationship superglue and you
“Has sex outside of marriage made your life better or more complicated?”
Relationship superglue and you
     Weighed on scales and found wanting
On September 18th 2009, Sizwe Zwane was driving under the influence of alcohol when he had an accident, killing a woman who was standing next to the road.
Weighed on scales and found wanting
     The price of wickedness
Anele Doshane was so busy living for himself that he didn't notice his life going from a path of light to a path of darkness, until he ended up in prison.
The price of wickedness
     Rebel finds rest in prison
William Sebata admits that he was a stubborn, rebellious child, which he believes led to him ending up in jail.
Rebel finds rest in prison
     The Face
His face was hard and battle-scarred His narrowed eyes were filled with hate He looked at me, then looked away The man behind the grate.
     Cycling out of control
All Ben King wanted was control, but that’s what he lost along the way.
Cycling out of control
     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
     This much is true
"I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth". We're all familiar with the words of the oath taken in court. For Justice to be served, its first accountability has to be in the area of telling the truth. There are penalties for lying under oath.
This much is true
     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
     UFO researcher finds answers
Joe Jordan used to describe himself as a 'crystal-ball-rolling new-ager' with an interest in science fiction, which he saw as merely escapism.
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
     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?
     The tortoise and the hare
Remember the story of the Tortoise and the Hare? Aesop's fable concerns a tortoise who was fed up with being ridiculed for his slowness by a hare and challenged him to a race!
The tortoise and the hare
     ‘Imagine’ - Beauty from ashes
Inspired by the true-life story of the lead singer of contemporary Christian band, MercyMe, I Can Only Imagine is a beautiful, uplifting story of redemption and forgiveness.
‘Imagine’ - Beauty from ashes
     Are you there, God?
Once there was a man who dared God to speak.
     Lessons from a Dachsie (Part 9)
My youngest daughter likes to tell me about how many dogs and other pets she is going to have one day – a sausage dog, a pug, a couple of Corgis (like Queen Elizabeth has), a greyhound and a Labrador!
Lessons from a Dachsie (Part 9)
     The world’s bestseller
"The Bible -- banned, burned, beloved. More widely read, more frequently attacked than any other book in history.
     From the Gospel of John
John 4:27-4:54
From the Gospel of John
     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
     A letter from God to those feeling unloved
Dear Child, I heard when you said today That your life has no purpose or worth,
     Rugby star reveals who plays center
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 center

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