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Live, laugh, play
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Live, laugh, play

Finding the joy in life, regardless of circumstances Words Chris Reid Let’s be honest, if you were to choose a year to forget, 2020 would be top of the list. Across our nation, people have had...

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I finally got there
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I finally got there

Trevor with the Salvos' Major Brendan Nottle, at Project 614 in Melbourne (photo taken before COVID-19 social-distancing restrictions). After being retrenched, Trevor struggled with drinking and gambl...

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'Tis the season to be lonely
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'Tis the season to be lonely

The God of new beginnings and second chances Words Sue Davies It has certainly been a tough year! Restrictions have created ‘distance’ between people. Lockdowns have kept families and fr...

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A people of peace
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A people of peace

Jesus brings peace in the storms of life and invites us to share it with others Words General Brian Peddle The year 2020 has been unique, interesting and challenging. We have lived through a global pa...

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Tackling family violence head on
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Tackling family violence head on

Salvos program assisting men to take responsibility and change behaviour Words Simone Worthing Since nations around the world, including Australia, retreated inside houses due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

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A sincere and loving gift
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A sincere and loving gift

Words Bryce Davies Every year, the Salvos have Christmas lunches and dinners all over the country as we have connections and relationships with hundreds of hurting and lonely people who come to see us...

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Hope has a name
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Hope has a name

The same hope that appeared that first Christmas is still with us today Words Sandra Pawar The year 2020 has been a doozy, hasn’t it? A worldwide pandemic, nationwide lockdowns, a ban on hugs a...

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The revolution that is Christmas
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The revolution that is Christmas

Jesus changed the world and we're still celebrating that today Words Lauren Martin Just thinking about Christmas is really exciting! It makes me think again – why do I follow Jesus? The birth o...

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Christmas cooking with kids
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Christmas cooking with kids

Engaging the mind and the senses in the kitchen Words Simone Worthing For millions of families around Australia, cooking special treats in the lead-up to Christmas Day is an annual tradition. Although...

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Difficult roads lead to beautiful places
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Difficult roads lead to beautiful places

Amanda with her mentor, Major John Farquharson, preparing for emergency relief. One of Amanda’s first jobs was at the Doveton Salvos in south-east Melbourne, sorting and distributing toys for c...

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