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A Leaf-Changing Experience

I have always admired people who know how to take care of plants. I remember that as a young girl, my mum bought me...
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The “Men’s Shed Solution” For Male Loneliness

Enter the The Woodwork and Craft Club in southeast Queensland and you’ll see piles upon piles of wood and wooden goods—finished, unfinished and not...
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Religion is good for you—really?

The “really?” in the title is in recognition that religion doesn’t get good press at times—sometimes deservedly so. Think about the Crusades. Or Martin Luther—a...
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How Can We Reconnect

Last September, on a vacation trip to the Philippines, I had two incredible experiences, both of them taking place in the span of a...
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Forging Resilient Friendships

The whirlwind of activities and deadlines that adult life throws at us often makes us resistant to closeness. We abandon old friends and neglect...
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Why the Church?

I’m sure you’ve heard the statement: “I’m all about Jesus, but I’m not interested in church.” I’ve heard this many times and have even...
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You’re Gifted Whether You Know It Or Not

There’s something lying on a massive table. It’s a huge picture. You move closer and see that the design is made up of individual...
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10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF CRYING

Jesus wept.” - John 11:35 When people experience frustration, loss, sadness or stress, some immediately put up emotional barriers and force themselves to be strong....
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You don’t need to be a clone

Jesus prayed that His followers would “be one”, but His vision of unity is not about suppressing your talents and personality. No, He wants to see you achieve your unique potential.
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Community, connection, church

As levels of loneliness climb to epidemic levels, is it time to take a second look at an ancient institution?
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At home with family

At its best, a church community provides the warmest embrace.
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Eating together

One of the essential parts of being human happens around the dinner table. Jesus tapped into this reality when He gave us a reminder about Himself.