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Stories of Hope

Release Date: 05/15/2022

It's hard to love if you strive to be popular. show art It's hard to love if you strive to be popular.

Stories of Hope

Charity Barnam “You don’t need everyone to love you, just a few good people" Unfortunately some of us ignore this wise advice and get carried away with being noticed and popular, while the people closest to us feel invisible.

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Shirli Congoo on Wulgurukaba country show art Shirli Congoo on Wulgurukaba country

Stories of Hope

Shirli works for the Salvos in Wulgurukaba country near Townsville and is responsible for a national team of workers who educate and connect Salvos with Indigenous people and their customs. She has her own story to tell and comprehends from lived experience what most of us can only see as statistics. She is a beautiful human and a complete delight to chat with.

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Make a stand against what is unfair show art Make a stand against what is unfair

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If we are to love like Jesus did, we will stand up for people who are treated unfairly. Even if it costs us our security and comfort.

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Rosy Keane - A Godly rebel. show art Rosy Keane - A Godly rebel.

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Rosy grew up in a loving family and in the folds of a loving church, but needed to spread her wings and push the boundaries. She lived a quite risky life for a while before settling into Salvo ministry. It turns out though, that the most risky and difficult journey for Rosy was the one into silence and emptiness that forged her current sense of depth and confidence.

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Flexibility in the modern world. show art Flexibility in the modern world.

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Life and the world we live in has certainly changed a lot since I was a kid snuggling up to my Grandma Davies and we need to be wise and flexible to stay relevant. But despite decades of cooking shows and culinary development, she is still the best cook I've ever met.

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Kristy finally finds her true worth show art Kristy finally finds her true worth

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For many years Kristy struggled to believe she was of great worth. Even with a loving family and a forgiving church, she struggled. But one day it landed for her and since then, she has had the strength to overcome obstacles and live her best life.

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Linda Miller (Leadership series) show art Linda Miller (Leadership series)

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Linda had quite a challenging childhood and found family and hope in the Salvos at an Early age. She and her husband Steve have been Salvo officers for many years and they now run an organic Faith Expression on the East Coast of Tasmania. Bryce and Linda have a chat about the challenges and joys of ministry in the new world of o.f.e.

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Sharing a meal with Sharing a meal with "notorious sinners"

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I was at a Salvo community meal last week and loved chatting with the people at my table. They were a bit rough and ready, but they were sincere and seemed to really care about each other. Jesus often shared meals with notorious sinners, He seemed to really enjoy this. One bad egg he befriended even became one of the 12 disciples.

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Brodie Ellis - Making the best of it! show art Brodie Ellis - Making the best of it!

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Brodie was teaching English to kids in Vietnam as part of an extended working holiday, when his life was turned upside down by a devastating motorbike accident. His injuries are significant, but his attitude and positivity is amazing. He comes along each week to a group called "men's walk and talk" and inspires us all to be thankful for whatever we have.

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Forgiving people when they stuff up. show art Forgiving people when they stuff up.

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Everybody makes mistakes and has annoying personality traits. But if we are to love like Jesus did, we will have a huge capacity for forgiveness. To stay married to me, the lovely Sue has needed to forgive me regularly, which I suspect makes her a Saint of the highest order. One time, in a car museum - I pushed the boundary to the edge.

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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.