Challenge Good News Paper - July 2019
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Listening is more than just hearing
American author, Sherry Turkle, has written extensively on the impact of technology on human relationships and the ways we do or don't communicate with each other.
Listening is more than just hearing
Divine empathy
The other day I went to the dental hygienist for a clean and scale – one of my least favourite things. I had put off the appointment for an extra six months because the last time I went it was so unpleasant and made my teeth sore for days afterwards.
Divine empathy

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Suicidal drug addicted mum rescued
"You're gonna die a worthless drug addict" - the devil gloated over a hopeless married mum who cried out to Jesus Christ to rescue her.
Suicidal drug addicted mum rescued
John 14:1-14 - The Gospel of John
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John 14:1-14 - The Gospel of John
Sport thrills still left a vacuum
World Champion sculler with 33 masters gold medals found the ultimate reward in his life
Sport thrills still left a vacuum
Having a fruitful life
All of us need to know that our lives have meaning and purpose. Do you know yours?
Having a fruitful life
Inconvenient date for tools
According to the South China Morning Post, "More than 400 fragments of stone implements have been found in a stratum of sediment that was originally thought to have formed 15 million years ago". The site was in northern China, in Shibaozhuang village.
Inconvenient date for tools

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Taking the temperature of your relationships
A constant theme when talking or writing about marriage and relationships is that of communication.
Taking the temperature of your relationships
Work friendship leads to new faith
Two important influences shaped conference manager Sudhira Sewsunker's early years – the skin disease vitiligo, which turned parts of her brown skin snow white, and her family's staunch Hinduism.
Work friendship leads to new faith
Depressed man finds the Rock at rock bottom
Have you ever stood in a church and felt that you don't really belong there?
Depressed man finds the Rock at rock bottom
John 13:21-38 - The Gospel of John
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John 13:21-38 - The Gospel of John
Sport — The magnificent obsession
Among the news reports of earthquakes, wars, floods and fires, there is sure to be a solid segment of the latest sporting events won and lost. Then, a run-down on all the up-coming contests for trophies and glory.
Sport — The magnificent obsession
Finding joy at Oxford
Arriving at Oxford University to complete her studies in Philosophy, Dr. Carolyn Weber was both a feminist and agnostic before the people she encountered there rocked her belief system.
Finding joy at Oxford
Depression turned to delight
Sal shares on Vimeo how his life was turned around.
Depression turned to delight
Finding meaning in the midst of materialism
"About eight months ago," Caroline Zielinski writes in an opinion piece for ABC news, "I did a very scary thing. I quit my job to search for meaning — and it dramatically improved my health."
Finding meaning in the midst of materialism
Murderer finds mercy
Gary Norris had been arrested and charged with first degree murder. He was going to spend the rest of his life behind the bars of Louisiana's Angola State Penitentiary, the largest maximum security prison in the US
Murderer finds mercy
Aaron’s witness converts cellmate
"I have not always been a Christian. Upon entering prison in 1998, I had little or no faith, and my exposure to Christianity in prison turned me away from it altogether.
Aaron’s witness converts cellmate
John 12:44-13:20 - The Gospel of John
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John 12:44-13:20 - The Gospel of John
All-rounder now top rower
Angela Hannah is one very thankful Olympian
All-rounder now top rower
Anorexic teen finds bread of life
The joy in April Shipton's voice when she sings in church now shows no hint of her dark past when she stood in front of a mirror with self-hatred raging in her heart - and heard a voice calling her 'disgusting'.
Anorexic teen finds bread of life
A soldier’s story
The army was advancing. A soldier stationed on the ridge was signalling when a bullet struck him and he fell, a crumpled heap, into a shell hole.
A soldier’s story
Thy will be done - really?
From praying for her dog to losing part of her colon, Kathy has found God in the deep places of despair.
Thy will be done - really?
We want more!
More and more our way of life seems to be centred around things. To possess a good house, furniture, clothes, cars and a growing array of consumer items is what life is all about, so it seems.
We want more!
Axe-wielding Satanist makes a change
On the day Greg Zumwalt was going to walk through the prison block wielding his axe before putting a bullet through his own head, was the day he found himself in front of the doors of the prison chapel.
Axe-wielding Satanist makes a change
John 12:25-43 - The Gospel of John
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John 12:25-43 - The Gospel of John
Grace enough for sporting couple
Rugby and netball professionals learnt of a life beyond sport
Grace enough for sporting couple
Loss is part of being human
What is it that makes us human?
Loss is part of being human
What can eat away my sins?
In season three of Netflix's The Blacklist FBI agent Elizabeth Keen remembers something horrific she did in her past and finally understands why the mysterious Raymond Reddington (Red) was trying to keep it from her.
What can eat away my sins?
Overcoming incredible odds
I read a news story the other day about a woman who was born with a rare disease that means her body is full of cysts. When she was born, doctors damaged her facial nerves removing cysts "by the handful" from her face. Now Hannah Vaugh Stetzer is unable to close her eyes or mouth.
Overcoming incredible odds
Chocolatier made life sweeter
'What to bring when you're told not to bring a thing.'
Chocolatier made life sweeter
You can bet your life God can change you
Like many Aussies, Alan Perkins was addicted to gambling and alcohol for much of his life. However, his story is one of escape from those traps to a life of freedom with Jesus.
You can bet your life God can change you

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