Faulty Thinking

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A recent seven-year mental health report showed a rising tide of psychological distress among young Australians. A quarter of young people are experiencing psychological distress, women double the frequency of men. We have also noted this trend over the last 12 months on my frontline, with a significant spike in psychological and physical issues in […]

Training up a child in the way he should go (Prov 22:6)

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I once had the privilege of serving as a Youth Pastor. It was not so much the programs or Bible studies we conducted that kept them coming back each week. I found relationships are what holds youth groups together. Sally would call her friend, Amy, on a Thursday night and ask her what she was […]

Parenting

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A parent was asked, “What’s parenting like?”. Here is the reply, “You know all the side effects they list on prescription drug commercials? It’s like that”. Here’s a quip from another parent, “Before becoming a parent, I didn’t know I could ruin someone’s life just by asking them to put pants on!” In a nutshell, […]

The inspirational story of Patrick and Patrick

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The inspirational story of Patrick and Patrick Patrick Henry Hughes just celebrated his 31st birthday in March this year. He is a gifted musician. He sings, plays the piano and trumpet and is a performer. He is an in demand motivational speaker having featured in Oprah, The Today Show, The Ellen show and many more. […]

Leadership – Serving Down the Line

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I must admit to baiting my mother-in-law with Ephesians 5:22, “Wives submit to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.”  I would leave out verse 25, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” These verses however are not meant to allow husbands to boss […]