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An Anzac story for the generations
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An Anzac story for the generations

Jo Brookshaw, her daughter Hosanna, and illustrator Betty Maher want the book to be a gentle opener to Anzac Day discussions.  Sharing the message of sacrifice with our children Words Jessica Mor...

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The privilege of peace
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The privilege of peace

As a chaplain, Captain Alexis, centre, is an integral part of the Royal Australian Air Force.  Teaching our children the meaning behind Anzac Day traditions  When I became a Salvos officer (...

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A day in the life of ... Major Brett Gallagher, Chief Commissioner, Red Shield Defence Services
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A day in the life of ... Major Brett Gallagher, Chief Commissioner, Red Shield Defence Services

Major Brett Gallagher leads The Salvation Army Red Shield Defence Services (RSDS). Over the coming months, Salvos Magazine will feature different people from all walks of life who are part of the vari...

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My life has completely turned around
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My life has completely turned around

The Salvos’ Alcohol and Others Drugs Services help people like Ava turn their lives around.  When Ava* formed a relationship with God and connected with a caring Salvos church community, h...

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My fine is paid
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My fine is paid

Buying a ticket to help someone out is not so easy on Bulgarian trams. An incident on a Bulgarian tram reflects the Easter message. Words Kathleen Johansson Captain Kathleen Johannson is an Australian...

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Humiliated for the sake of the world
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Humiliated for the sake of the world

Why people through the ages have been drawn to the message of a crucified king. Words Mark Stephens “Christianity is the only major religion to have as its central event the humiliation of its...

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From a bad dream to a new life
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From a bad dream to a new life

  Francis’ childhood was filled with fear and trauma, which flowed into years of crime and addiction. At the height of his addiction – exhausted and emaciated – he cried a de...

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The journey to the cross continues
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The journey to the cross continues

Reflections on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus  In this second of a two-part Easter series, Salvos officer (pastor) Captain Amanda Hart shares her thoughts on the events in the week le...

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The Easter story
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The Easter story

A path to hope Words Julia Hosking Despite hot cross buns and Easter eggs appearing on store shelves from early January, Easter is not an easily understood Christian holiday.  It can be a little...

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Glimpsing hope at Easter
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Glimpsing hope at Easter

Celebration of new life rolls away the stone of adversity  Words Jo-anne Brown Once upon a time, in a place far away, as a long, cold winter drew to a close, a woman gazed out her window, longing...

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