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Jean Fox and her cupcakes

Stories of Hope

Release Date: 07/13/2021

Casting a wide net show art Casting a wide net

Stories of Hope

Jesus had an agenda to smash through the old religious idea that certain people were in and others were out.  His association with the dodgeyest people in town infuriated the polite and respectable religious leaders of his day.  He cast the net wide!

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A chat about Church. show art A chat about Church.

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"Going to church" is a phrase Christians use to describe their involvement in the gathered people of God. Traditionally this has focused around what happens on a Sunday morning. Join me and my friends Matt and Sandy as we chat about how that looks today.

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A night of poetry show art A night of poetry

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The lovely Sue and I attended a night of poetry last week with my Rotary club. It was not exactly Dead poets society, but it was profound, nostalgic, funny and highly relational.

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Broken hearted prayers are best show art Broken hearted prayers are best

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A sincere cry from a place of brokenness and despair is better any day that cocky confidence from a place of superiority. We do know this, but the trickery of power, money and position can easily blind us.

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Colin Reynolds show art Colin Reynolds

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Colin Reynolds was engaged to a girl name Elaine who had Cystic Fibrosis. Her tragic death shaped his life profoundly. He traveled to Vietnam where he met Phong. They are now married with two boys and are salvo officers in Melbourne.

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9/11. 20 years on. show art 9/11. 20 years on.

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20 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I have been watching documentaries and movies about it on the TV. I am sad, horrified and impotent all over again. But I can still love and support my immediate neighbors wholeheartedly.

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Fruitless Fig Tree show art Fruitless Fig Tree

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Is there a big chunk of your time and energy set aside to feed something that bears no fruit? Assess it and give it another good year, but if it's still useless it might be a good idea to cut it down.

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Shushannah Anderson show art Shushannah Anderson

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Shushannah Anderson also known as Shush, is a young, super bubbly, creative and enthusiastic Salvo. She is a fellow podcaster, recently married and spent time doing a creative arts training program in New York. Its hard not to smile listening to this.

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Bromeliads and community show art Bromeliads and community

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At Caboolture Salvos the other week we potted dozens of Bromeliad plants as we had the people, the resources and the vision for a worthwhile project. We now have a front porch that resembles a tropical paradise.

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Do you really need a bigger barn? show art Do you really need a bigger barn?

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We think we need ten times more money than we really do to be happy. The world can't sustain our decadent lifestyles so we will need to learn how to be happy with less. The lovely Sue found a way!

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Jean Fox was involved in a weekly cooking show on channel 7 back in 1955. She came to the Salvos in real need as her husband struggled with alcohol. But for 8 years Jean and her team made awesome cupcakes for people in recovery.