Many farmers around Australia are experiencing a tough time because of drought. Even with all the best risk management and forward planning, we still can’t control the weather. You may not be a farmer but we all have things we can’t control. Losing a job, poor health, a death in the family. Click here to listen as Richard chats with Tim, a farmer from the Mallee of South Australia. In times of drought where does he find hope?
Who am I? It’s either one of the greatest questions of all time, or the start of a quiz! Have you ever asked yourself who you are and what you are doing here? It can be a troubling question that is difficult to answer. Click here to listen as Richard shares some of the answers he’s found, which have given him peace with who he is.
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“I generally feel like I am actually a really good person. Why am I not good enough for my parents to love me?”
The messages we receive as children have a huge impact on the way we see ourselves, and that can stay with us throughout our life. Click here to listen as Celia talks with Sarah about the challenges she’s faced to feel truly loved and accepted.
“So, barelegged, underpants, freezing cold and then the policeman’s spotlight shone right on us. The timing was just perfect!”
We’ve all experienced times when one innocent thing led to another and all of a sudden we’re caught out, embarrassed and wishing we could crawl under a rock somewhere. Click here to listen as Jonathan Krause shares a humorous story from his book ‘Come to Life’ How would you cope if you got caught with your pants down?
Karl was a top bloke. He’d do anything for anyone. But nobody knew the dark secret that Karl was trying to hide away. Do you have a secret, something you don’t want anyone to know about? How do you live with it? Or not live with it? Click here to listen to Richard this week as he shares Karl’s story, and how he found freedom from his past.
Life seems to be going 100 miles an hour, people all around us seem to be suffering from burnout and stress. This isn’t something new. But what is it that causes us to feel like it’s all just getting too much? Click here to listen to Celia as she chats with her friend, Ali Hoopman, about what gets us stressed, how we react to it, and what helps us in the moment and the longer term.
Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seemed to go right? Where you wish you could just start the day over again and make different choices? Click here to listen to Richard Fox this week as he tells his story of trying to go it alone and fix a leaky tap, with disastrous consequences and a disappointed family – and his reflections on better ways to deal with the stress.
“My father seemed to know everything when I was little. As a teenager it’s amazing how much he’d forgotten! But then as an adult I realized he wasn’t bullet proof or out of touch. He was real. He had fears, failings and strengths just like me. I’m glad he was my dad.”
What was your father like when you grew up? Is being a parent what you thought it would be like? Do you sometimes wonder whether you’re doing a good enough job? Click here to listen to Rob Schubert this week as he reflects on his experience of fatherhood, and on God, who reveals himself to us as a loving dad.
“Families are like fudge. Mostly sweet, with a few nuts!”
All families struggle with trying to balance individual needs and the family as a whole. That can lead to uncomfortable moments where things aren’t always sweet. Click here to listen as Rob Schubert points out that even in the Bible there are no perfect families. Yet God does great things through them. Perhaps God can work in your family too.