Recent Stories

She Smiles at the Future – Rhonda’s Story

I was born in rural NSW in 1952. As the youngest of my parents’ eight children I enjoyed a more relaxed upbringing than my siblings. Whilst my older sisters helped my mother out in the house I was allowed to shadow my father around the property. Everything about my father was larger than life to me, his strength, stature, confidence and especially his humour.  I was definite....

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Susan’s Story – If the Truth Sets You Free, Why Am I Stuck in Lies?

Susan’s Story – If the Truth Sets You Free, Why Am I Stuck in Lies?

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. —Charles Spurgeon The bathroom floor was cold and felt damp beneath me as I slumped over the toilet. The house was bursting with guests. Relatives from overseas had come for a holiday, and my new husband and I were living in Hong Kong, which meant high rent and tight quarters. With space made f....

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I Am Set Apart, Not Set Aside – Stacey’s Story

I Am Set Apart, Not Set Aside – Stacey’s Story

They say your twenties are the years of uncertainty and messiness but also of opportunity and discovering who you truly are. My own journey has been far from smooth sailing, but then again, who’s journey ever is. I am now at a point in my life, where I can look back on all those uncertain and messy moments and be thankful for them. They have led me to where I am right now. Wr....

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Resurrection Song - Samantha's Story

Resurrection Song – Samantha’s Story

To the outside world I had an idyllic childhood. My younger sister and I grew up on a small farm on the Mid-North Coast of NSW. My mother and father had immigrated independently from England and Germany respectively, and met in Sydney. They were both adventurers at heart and initially were not planning on having children. My father was very keen to have a daughter however and I....

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Out of the Dust - Becca's Story

Out of the Dust – Becca’s Story

Growing up I was securely oriented in a small Pennsylvanian town, with a loving family and little church, where my dad was the pastor.  My world was safe and it made sense. I trusted in the goodness of God and the future.  When I was 18 years old, I found my way to a small liberal arts college, where I studied the Bible. I fully expected that these studies would increase my c....

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