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Following Gods Calling

Following God’s Calling – Debbie’s Story

As a small child I was raised in a tiny Baptist Church. We met in the freezing CWA Rooms of the beautiful mountain town of Tumbarumba. I sensed the presence of God here, but soon after I turned six my parents drifted from the church, as they struggled to come to terms with the birth of my baby brother who was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome. I recommitted my life in my mid-teens ....

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Tearing My Life Apart - Yvette's Story

Tearing My Life Apart – Yvette’s Story

We lived in a nice house in leafy suburbia, and had plenty of money for food and clothes. I was in my mid-twenties and had two healthy children with my husband, Nick. I adored my family. I was a housewife, and my fulfilment came from being the best wife and mother I could be. After all, that was my childhood dream. However, I did everything I could to tear it all apart. I was d....

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Leah – She Is Listening

A few years ago I was exhausted physically, emotionally and spiritually. I was managing our property development business at the same time as running our Children’s Ministry at church. We were raising three children, including a newborn, while building a new house. My husband was studying for his MBA and our property development business had been rocked by the GFC. I had been....

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She is Searching

Several years ago I lost my religion. Not like ‘Oops, where did it go? Is it under the lounge?’ Rather I decided to loosen my grip on everything except the few things that I thought to be most true and which I had experienced for certain. It started almost ten years ago. I had believed a fairly common version of the Protestant Christian faith since around the age of....

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Renata’s Story

I was born in South Africa and at 19 moved to Australia and got married. I have two amazing sons as a result of my marriage but at the age of 32 I found myself as a single parent. This was never part of the plan that I had for my life. I devoted the next 10 years to raising my two sons, and at times, working multiple jobs to provide for my boys. I …....

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