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Staying Power

Walk through any quality '80s film, and the reoccurring theme is staying power. Daniel LaRusso, Rocky Balboa, Indiana Jones, Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo? Staying power. Axel Foley, Ripley (Aliens), John McClane, Mr Miyagi, and Maverick? Again, staying power. Add to this, characters played by some of the 80's best female actors: Meryl Streep, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathleen Turner, and Goldie Hawn. Their undeniable hidden strength is staying power. https://youtu.be/uXXPbti2nVM Look at ...

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The Day After the Big Day

Yesterday we celebrated our daughter’s wedding to a wonderful man and family. Our daughter Kiara looked absolutely radiant with an interior joy; her now-husband Doug, was magnificent -- strong, steady and adoring. Their evident love for each other lit up the church and the celebration that followed. As parents of the bride, we were afforded the opportunity to address the guests, and we thought we’d share some of our thoughts with ...

By |2023-03-01T20:14:10+10:00March 1st, 2023|LOVE & MARRIAGE, FAITH, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Defiant Hope

Advent is a season of anticipation. The birth of any child, not least the Messiah, gives us cause for hope. Earlier this week, we heard the testimony of Chris and Natalie Stefanick, a couple who had journeyed through dark seasons in their marriage. Having survived sexual abuse as a child, Natalie found she needed many years of therapy and healing. She recounted one of her darkest times, when she doubted that ...

By |2022-12-15T18:54:49+10:00December 14th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE, FAITH|0 Comments
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Romance and Mystery

One of the things that makes a new romance so exciting and attractive is the element of uncertainty: Is this person really interested in me? Will this person really be the one I’ve longed for? We can all relate to the thrill of the start-up relationship where the other is essentially still a stranger and quite mysterious to us. Where is this all going to lead? The suspense is both thrilling ...

By |2022-11-24T09:31:30+10:00November 30th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE, FAITH|0 Comments

10 Ways to Defeat Depression

When it comes to mental health, prevention is always better than cure. Here are ten natural ways to defeat depression. Even if you don't suffer from depression, you will improve your life by implementing these ten simple strategies. C.S. Lewis wrote that "Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also harder to bear". I want to share with you the following practical tips to ...

By |2021-11-25T15:05:25+10:00November 26th, 2021|MENS HEALTH|3 Comments
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Suicide: The Unspoken Epidemic Destroying Our Nation

Men are killing themselves in record numbers, yet we refuse to talk about it. Men achieve all that they are told will satisfy them, and yet they can not see enough joy and hope in life to keep going. It is time to speak up and stop this silent epidemic of death against men and their families. 13 months ago I wrote a post on this website about dads who kill ...

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Life Reset: Getting On With Life After It’s Fallen Apart

When you are faced with the failure of much of what you believed about life and yourself, where do you turn? Can you reset your life? How do you begin? What do you do when the way you were committed to living has not worked out, and you come to a point of realising it never will? When your life has suddenly changed -- perhaps a midlife crisis, career change, health ...

By |2021-08-09T18:14:33+10:00August 9th, 2021|PODCASTS, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
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