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Celebrating our older people
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Celebrating our older people

Getting outside for daily walks is an important part of each day for the residents. Highlighting the stories, skills and contributions of the previous generations Words Simone Worthing “Our age...

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Lessons from lockdown: finding a way through
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Lessons from lockdown: finding a way through

As millions of people in Australia face ongoing lockdowns and restrictions, a few Salvos share snippets of some of the issues they’ve struggled with the most and what helps them manage what the...

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Raising resilient kids
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Raising resilient kids

Equipping young people to tackle the challenges of life Words Lyn Beasy Challenges, difficulties, failure and disappointments are inevitable in life. Over the past 18 months, particularly, we have all...

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How can we be here again?
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How can we be here again?

The power of knowing we are not alone Words Amanda Hart I looked at the news and had to get out. Something deep inside screaming, “How can we be here again?” I thought I was stronger, I...

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Coping with COVID-19
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Coping with COVID-19

Looking after ourselves in body, mind and spirit Words Robyn Smartt Major Robyn Smartt is Clinical Manager, Pastoral Services, for The Salvation Army Australia. She recently spoke to Salvos Magazine a...

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Serving time to serving others
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Serving time to serving others

Grant, his wife Michelle and their son Daniel relax together as a family. A journey of recovery, perseverance, and faith WORDS Grant Kingston-Kerr My dad was a Navy man, so he was away a lot in my ear...

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Because Christ's love compels us
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Because Christ's love compels us

Dropping everything to help someone in need Words Dean Simpson By the time the phone had rung out for the third time, I knew someone was desperately trying to get through. I had been ignoring the ince...

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A letter to Leo
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A letter to Leo

The things I wish I’d said Words Sandra Pawar World Suicide Prevention Day was observed on 10 September. Every year, the day focuses on raising awareness of suicide in our communities and iden...

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My daughters' view of fatherhood
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My daughters' view of fatherhood

Bryce with his daughters Eliza, left, and Georgia. Words Bryce, Eliza, and Georgia Davies* When I was in my early 20s, high on my list of life goals was to be a good dad. When my first daughter, Eliza...

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