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Come from Away.

Stories of Hope

Release Date: 01/04/2022

Unhealthy lifestyles are killing us. show art Unhealthy lifestyles are killing us.

Stories of Hope

Confronting evil and the demonic in our day and age seems extreme and the language is laced with judgment and condemnation. But Jesus loved people enough to confront the things that were destroying them and causing suffering. When we really love people we will do whatever we can to help them find freedom and wholeness.

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Katie Jackson. Educator and cancer survivor and show art Katie Jackson. Educator and cancer survivor and

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Katie Jackson and I ran the Red Shield Appeal at a private girls school she worked at for about three years We hit it off and loved doing this together as Katie is a dynamic and fun lady. A few years later Katie was diagnosed with appendix cancer and her story took an unexpected twist. Her courage and honesty as she shares her story is heart wrenching and inspirational.

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To teach well, is to love well. show art To teach well, is to love well.

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Jesus was a master teacher and people felt loved and inclined to grow, heal and learn from him. If we love like Jesus, we will teach others in ways that are life giving and helpful. Kids often say "I love my teacher" because good teachers care and adapt to students in ways that are loving and wise.

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Matt Seaman. An Environmental Salvo show art Matt Seaman. An Environmental Salvo

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Matt is a gentle and thoughtful sort of fellow and yet tackles one of the hot topics on the philosophical and political landscape - environmentalism. His Christlike way is humble and disarming and draws you towards the issue rather than away. Hearing him share his story is good for the soul.

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Noticing the nobodies. show art Noticing the nobodies.

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I was a fat little kid and not a great footy player, but one time a senior staff member at my school noticed me and I overheard him say to my footy coach that he thought I "was a good player and went in hard for the ball" It felt good! Jesus noticed and affirmed ordinary people all the time, and it was a powerful demonstration of His love.

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Peter Janetzki. Peter Janetzki. "The sex man"

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Peter Janetzki is an educator and counselor and often ran sex education programs in schools. He also heads up a yearly Fraser Island fishing trip that the Salvos join. He is a husband, father, grandfather and has had his fair share of hard knocks. In this episode he shares his story and the mindset that has seen him rise above this and find happiness and meaning.

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Loving 101. Surrender show art Loving 101. Surrender

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In my quest to be a more loving person I am exploring how Jesus loved people by carefully reading Marks Gospel. Turns out his first step was to do his inner work. To surrender and embrace the cost of a life of love.

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Sarah Jane Alley.  AKA SJ or Aunty sij show art Sarah Jane Alley. AKA SJ or Aunty sij

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SJ is one of the most positive people you could meet. Her running and support of others who run is spectacular to witness. But her life has not always been easy and her story demonstrates the power of faith and love.

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Sacrificial Love. show art Sacrificial Love.

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Not the easy sort of love you feel when you are happily together with friends eating cheesecake, the sort of love you have when the people in front of you are behaving badly and you really want to slap them or completely disengage, but instead you decide to try to be helpful.

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Sandy Fernee - vegan, wildlife advocate and supporter of the arts. show art Sandy Fernee - vegan, wildlife advocate and supporter of the arts.

Stories of Hope

The lovely Sue and I did our Salvation Army training with Sandy Fernee back in 1993. Since then, she has studied Egyptian Archeology with a side subject of the history of witchcraft. She has become a vegan and a passionate advocate for the protection of wildlife and now works as the operations manager for an arts program that supports people with intellectual disabilities. She is quite interesting really!

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