Confident Hope

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Here is a special prayer of blessing for you today: 

Romans 15:13. I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.Read the rest

The Asylum Seeker Debate

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The asylum seeker issue continues to hit the news here in Australia and beyond. 

 On June 29 at 7:30 there is a free debate in the city of Melbourne.

Business Faith Law and Morality: The Asylum Seeker Debate.

What is Your opinion?

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Insightful Quotes by Howard G Hendricks

Howard HendricksProfessor Howard G. Hendricks (1924-2013) influenced a lot of people. Here is a collection of some of his more well-known quotes:

  • You can impress from a distance, but you can only impact up close.
  • You teach what you know, but you reproduce what you are.
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Beyond the Walls by Brad Chilcott

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Who would’ve thought that one photo could cause so much trouble?

It wasn’t the first time I’d been criticized for my friendship and solidarity with the Muslim community, in fact I’d had some threats of violence when I spoke up about Halal certification but this one took it another level.… Read the rest

No Worries!?

No worriesWe have a saying here in Australia – "No worries!" Yet, many of us carry worries with us all the time.

Do you ever worry? A better question is probably, “What do you worry about?” Worry can come from many sources – our health, finances, relationships, the future, etc.… Read the rest

Looking for a Baby Name?

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Looking for a baby name?

In 2014, around 1 in 10 Australian babies were given one of the Top 10 most popular baby names; a total of 30,581 babies. There were more than 2,189 boys named Oliver and 1,796 girls names Olivia last year. 

Keeping the top spot from 2013 is Oliver, the top boy baby name in Australia for 2014 having overtaken Jack and William which were 1st in 2011 and 2012 respectively. 

Oliver was the top boys’ name in all 6 states (NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, TAS) while William was the top boy baby name in the 2 territories (NT, ACT).… Read the rest