Bigger than batting
Katie Perkins debuted for the New Zealand White Ferns in January 2012, and has appeared in more than 100 international matches since. However the police officer first had to get her priorities right before finding success.
Superpowers in your scars
Elly Brown was a professional singer, actress, on camera host and model until oral cancer took half of her tongue in 2018. Doctors removed her tumour and rebuilt her tongue and jaw out of bone and muscle from her leg.
Healing for my heartache
Columnist and author Carol Round was listening to the TV one day while cleaning her house when she caught the phrase 'You find what you're looking for' and she remembered the Bible verse where God says, "You will find me when you seek me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:13)
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Happier in the slums of Haiti
Elsie Lherisson had a good life. She lived in a fancy apartment in New York City, she was a jet-setter, and she was always out at cafes and theatres with her friends. Yet, she admits, she wasn't happy.
Artist faces down evil witches
Artist Fransisco Dinga grew up in Blantyre in a family of Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs), but found his religion was not enough to deal with the evil he encountered when targeted by witches.
Rescued from rock bottom
When Adrian Pretorius was sixteen, a tragic accident changed his whole life.
John 17:1-21 - The Gospel of John
Springbok forward deflects credit
After a nail-biting final against New Zealand, South Africa's Sevens side, the Springboks, came out on top for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth games.
Suicidal sex ring victim on path to recovery
Cyril Wilding lay slumped on his caravan sofa with blood pouring from both wrists and two empty bottles of vodka lying on a table nearby, while his dog jumped on his chest trying in vain to get a response.
Hairdresser’s living hell
Danny Velasco was a freelance hairdresser and makeup artist who worked with famous celebrities in photo studios around the world. His career was sky-rocketing, he had all the money he could ever want and his work was sought after by many well-known people.
Atheists’ #1 anti-God argument
Conservative pundit Matt Walsh addressed an important question in a recent vlog post: Why does it appear that God is invisible? Why does He hide from us?
The secret of satisfaction
Have you ever wondered why so many people are bored, lonely and dissatisfied? We hear about this problem even with young folk who seem to have everything. Surrounded by good things to enjoy and people to share with, and yet feeling empty. In their hearts is the unsaid question, "What's the use?"
Not luck, just Jesus
In 2009, Noel Moses read in the Sunday Times newspaper at his local library about an 80 year old man receiving a stent in the hospital. This stirred Noel, then in his sixties, to go for a heart check-up, and the angiogram revealed six blockages in his blood vessels.
Nie per geluk nie, nét Jesus (Afrikaans)
In 2009 het Noel Moses van ? tagtig-jarige man in die Sunday Times koerant in sy plaaslike biblioteek gelees wat ? stent in die hospitaal ontvang het. Dit het Noel, in sy sestiger jare, beweeg om vir ? hart-ondersoek te gaan, en die angiogram het ses verstoppings in sy are uitgewys.
Intimidation won’t alter lifestyle
Tough and intimidating on the field, Australian rugby league star David Simmons battled to reconcile his faith with sporting culture before a teammate's bold confession prompted him to take a stand.
How dare you say that!
The other day I went to the doctor for a blood pressure script and she made me stand on the scale, worked out my BMI and told me I was fat and needed to lose weight. Needless to say my first response was "How dare she! Who does she think she is?!"
Birdsong organ an evolutionary puzzle
There is little in nature to compare to the beauty of bird song. For this, birds use a unique avian vocal organ called the syrinx located in their chest. Birds also have a larynx, which is what other animals and mammals use to make sounds, a voice box situated in the throat. But birds only use their syrinx to vocalize.
Twice as committed
David and Jason Benham shared a womb, a room growing up and now an office. Between them, they have produced nine children, four books, a multi-million dollar empire and quite a bit of media controversy when they nearly got a reality TV deal but were knocked back because they were so outspoken about their faith.
Creating God in our own image
Voltaire noted, "In the beginning God created man in His own image, and man has been trying to repay the favor ever since."
Unexpected hope found after deadly drunk driving incident
There are pivotal moments in our lives that forever mark the before and the after. For Nicole, that moment was four years ago when she woke up hungover and exhausted and got in her car to drive to work.
Have a stress-free father’s day
A recent newspaper article reported the results of a survey into life in Australia in 2019: