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I was walking into my doctor’s office when I suddenly became aware of the conversation going on in my head. I was thinking about my delayed yearly exam, but what was really on my mind was the fear of...
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What would it take to bring your family a little closer? Brett Ryan spoke on this topic at Northreach Community church in Townsville. It contains practical tips and biblical truths on how to bring...
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Grieving the death of a loved one is an individual process. Some caregivers initially feel numb and disoriented, then endure pangs of yearning for the person who has died. Others feel anxious and...
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Our western culture is in the throes of concern over the Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. As I write, people are purchasing household items and food at alarming rates, leaving store shelves empty of...
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Crisis: A time of great danger or trouble. Control: To have the power of ruling, managing or guiding. Whenever I hear the words crisis control, I instantly think of a reaction to a really bad...
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Anne stumbled across it when she was taking care of her neighbours’ house. The magazine in the rubbish bin fell open to pictures that she still can’t forget. From that day on, Anne became more and...
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Working from home comes with its own set of challenges. It’s important to have a quiet space where you can work, minimise distractions, set a routine, and focus on your goals for the day. Working...
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It’s one thing to deal with normal life stress. Add in a pandemic, interruption of school and work, and loss of income, and the effects of crisis and trauma aren’t far behind. Trauma can be summed up...
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Most parents wouldn’t put up with sarcasm from their kids. But do we hold ourselves to the same standard? A sarcastic sense of humour may seem funny to many adults, but kids aren’t always able to...
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Question: Is there really any scriptural basis for "focusing on the family"? "Family first" has always been my motto. I spend every weekend with my wife and kids, and I'm committed to putting their...
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In terms of human development, healthy masculinity is not natural. It doesn’t just happen. It must be constructed. This is not the case with womanhood. Her biological make-up ensures the girl will...
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A growing number of parents are concerned about the obsession their kids have with online games. Like many parents, we resisted buying video games for our children for some time. But when a friend...