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Stories of Hope

Release Date: 09/05/2021

Francis Connolly reposted show art Francis Connolly reposted

Stories of Hope

Francis had a tough childhood and spent many years in prisons and institutions. I met him in rehab 20 years ago and we keep in touch. He has found a way to live a simple yet happy life. This is his inspirational story.

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My Octopus Friend.  Re posted show art My Octopus Friend. Re posted

Stories of Hope

The Netflix documentary, my octopus teacher, is the story of one mans intimate friendship with an octopus. Surely we can work out how to be friends with humans, if he can find a way to befriend an octopus!

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Outback Failures.  Re posted show art Outback Failures. Re posted

Stories of Hope

There were two epic fails in the outback that proved to be important in the development of Australia as a nation. Failing is actually an important part of any progress.

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Ben Brewer show art Ben Brewer

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Ben Brewer is the regional manager of the Salvos welfare services on the Sunshine coast in Queensland. He has worked for the Salvos for many years. His life story is not without troubles but it is certainly grounded in a love of God and others.

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Peter Hodges  Re posted show art Peter Hodges Re posted

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Peter Hodges was a hopeless alcoholic.  He completed a Salvo Rehab in 2000 and got sober.  He became a reliable and passionate Salvo, but died suddenly of cancer in 2008. He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him, especially his children.  He was my friend.

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Sadness. It's OK.  Reposted show art Sadness. It's OK. Reposted

Stories of Hope

We do well to let healthy sadness be a part of our lives. If we don't, we often allow ourselves to live contrary to our own convictions and beliefs. Sadness can jolt us into action.

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Julie Bell. Salvos Moneycare. show art Julie Bell. Salvos Moneycare.

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Julie Bell has experienced her fair share of suffering, as her father died when she was just 19 and her sister was disabled. Her heart for the people who come to the salvos for financial counselling is a delight to witness. She is both wise and kind.

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Running with Georgia show art Running with Georgia

Stories of Hope

My lovely daughter Georgia has started jogging with me. This has been good for our relationship. But running early in the morning, watching the sunrise and sharing in a perfect coffee and some raisin toast the other week was top shelf!

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Forgiven show art Forgiven

Stories of Hope

Our capacity for love and kindness is often determined by our own personal experiences of forgiveness. Largely this is from other people, but many embrace a philosophy of life that we are intrinsically loved and valued by the kindness of God.

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Nikki Curtis show art Nikki Curtis

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Nikki Curtis is a Salvo officer from an outer suburb of Perth called Merriwa. Every week Nikki and her team engage with and support dozens of local people doing it tough. She is kind, fun and wise. Her story is one of growth and courage.

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