Messages of hope

  • A Farmers Life

    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?

    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.

  • Why Did I Do It?

    “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's Dark Secret

    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.

  • Stressed

    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.

  • The Plumber

    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.

  • Families Are Like Fudge

    “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.

  • All Alone

    “I think that all of us move into and out of loneliness. Some people tragically find themselves all alone. None of us were meant for that.”

    Loneliness isn’t a feeling restricted to people who are single. It can affect anyone. Click here to listen to James Winderlich talk about how we can feel alone and unconnected, even when we’re surrounded by people.

  • Loneliness

    Do you sometimes look at the people around you and think “I wish I could be like them?” It can cause us to focus on what we don’t do, and don’t have, and that can make us feel lonely, even if we’re surrounded by people who love us. Click here to listen this week as John Henderson talks about loneliness, and that it’s cure lies outside ourselves.

  • Gone Home

    “We were in this little plane, caught in a thunderstorm and the pilot said – I’m sorry guys, we’re not going make it, we’re gonna go down - and man, that makes you think about living and dying!”

    Death is not a topic that we tend to talk about over a BBQ. Most of us don’t talk about death until it’s on our doorstep. Click here to listen as Celia and Richard talk with Jonathan Krause about why we don’t need to be afraid to have those conversations.

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