Messages of hope

  • Injustice

    “In the last weeks, we've heard of Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter. Maybe you get this feeling of being overwhelmed by it all. There's just too much. Where can you find hope?”

    Recent events have really highlighted some of the injustice that still goes on in our world. Click here to listen to Reid, an American now living in Australia, as he shares his unique perspective on the riots and injustice in the US and what it means for us.

  • 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.

  • In Memory of Lily

    The pain of losing a loved one is never easy. When it happens suddenly, it can seem extra hard to deal with. Click here to listen to Stephen Schulz as he shares his recent experience of loss. As a pastor he has comforted a lot of people in their grief, but his own experience took him by complete surprise.

  • Financial Stress

    Dealing with finances seems to be a topic that causes a lot of stress. The Covid pandemic has added even more uncertainty financially, even for people who were previously fairly confident and secure. Click here to listen as Jan, a financial counsellor who has been helping people find a way through financial stress for over 20 years, shares her insights.

  • 3 Dollars in the Bank

    Many people are doing it tough financially in the current climate. Financial stress can happen to anyone. Click here to listen as Kerry shares her story of going from being married with a comfortable house and lifestyle to being a single mum with two young children and only 3 dollars in the bank.

  • When God Seems Far Away

    “I remember waking up, having irrational thoughts, like, complete terror. I felt like it was too late for me, that there wasn't any hope for me at all. It's the most terrifying experience I've had in my life.”

    Depression challenges us, not only physically and emotionally, but also spiritually. Click here to listen to Mark, a pastor who has battled with depression for the last 20 years shares the struggle to reconcile faith with a God who often seems far away.

  • A New Normal

    The coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions forced upon us have brought plenty of challenges, surprises, and the opportunity to reflect on what's important in our lives. Click here to listen as Richard and Celia talk about what our “new normal” might look like as we start to come out of the lock down.

  • Rhythms of a Relationship

    Relationships are part of all of our lives in many different ways. Spending so much extra time in close proximity to our families can be stressful and put a magnifying glass on our relationships. Click here to listen as Rachel, a relationship counsellor from Lutheran Community Care in Adelaide, shares insights to help understand and navigate those tense times with our partner.

  • Surviving Family Life

    “I was asked by a friend today ‘’what are you doing to cope?’’. My answer was simple. ‘I’m not coping.’

    Amy shares how the ever-changing situation with coronavirus has been a real challenge for her and her family. Listen as she shares the hope and insights she’s found, to help her family through self-isolation.

  • Families are Like Fudge

    Family life can be tricky at the best of times, let alone through coronavirus restrictions. It can be a struggle, especially when you’re stuck at home all day for days and days. Things aren’t always so great and no family is perfect. Click here to listen as Rob Schubert shares how great things can happen through imperfect families.

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