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The Professor and the Madman
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The Professor and the Madman

The solution to our problems doesn’t rest with us.  If you are tired, you can rest. If you are sick, you can go to the doctor. If you are struggling with someone, you can reason with them...

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Beautifully made
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Beautifully made

How confronting debilitating ways of thinking and making some changes in her life brought Sue to a place of acceptance and hope. I was born with rare deformity — the thigh bone, or femur, on m...

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Beating brokenness and discord
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Beating brokenness and discord

Maybe loving one another isn’t so complex after all. I’m an online shopper. Not always, but mostly. Which means that I possibly visit my post officer more often than most. Tammy (not he...

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Hidden gifts
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Hidden gifts

Sometimes the finest talents are those you can’t perform on a stage. I once worked with a guy who was a newspaper sub-editor by day and a stand-up comedian at night. One of my neighbours train...

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Laying the groundwork
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Laying the groundwork

Are you ready to put in the work for a new season of growth? Peas, especially frozen peas, used to be my least favourite vegetable. I hated the way they stuck to the top of my mouth and wedged in my...

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Food for the soul
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Food for the soul

Every week Pam Kelly cooks lunch for 50 people, with fun, food and fellowship on the menu. Retirement is long-awaited and relished by many. But for Pam Kelly, the idea of stopping work was daunting,...

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Facing the future
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Facing the future

As Arnie says, no matter how many time-travelling baddies you fight, Judgement Day is inevitable. Well, he did say, “I’ll be back.” No-one could have predicted, though, just how...

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#afilteredreality
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#afilteredreality

Beauty seems to be in the eye of the social media beholder. The last leg of our recent ‘European adventure’ was spent in bustling, exciting Rome. Our accommodation was a short, very slo...

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Finding a place to belong
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Finding a place to belong

How a caring community supported Adam through his battle with addiction and on to faith and fatherhood. I was born in Devonport, Tasmania. My mum brought me up as my dad was into bikes and was just n...

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The Corryong wonder dog
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The Corryong wonder dog

The story of Patsy, the kelpie border collie who quickly and calmly rounded up her flock of sheep and moved them to safety as devastating bushfires moved in, was a rare and welcome piece of heart-warm...

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