Mike was diagnosed with a brain tumour and initially an operation and treatment minimised the impact of the cancer. But after 3 years there was a sudden and dramatic change, something his wife Jen couldn’t fix. Listen as Jen and their daughter Allie talk about coming to terms with losing Mike.
Do animals know God? Do they have a soul? Most people who care for animals have a deep connection and relationship with them. Listen as Mark Doecke explores the question – do animals go to heaven?
It's a phone call every parent dreads and a situation that no parent should have to go through. How do you navigate your way through the unthinkable? Listen as Annette takes us on her journey through the darkest of times.
Depression challenges us, not only physically and emotionally, but also spiritually. Listen to Mark’s story, a pastor who has struggled with depression for about 20 years. How does someone with faith reconcile a God who often seems far away, especially when you feel so totally alone?
When things are going wrong we often ask why me? How do you make sense when the tough times seem to just keep coming? Listen as Celia chats with some friends about how they cope when life gets tough.
Experiencing the grief of losing someone close to you can really shake you up and make you question where God is through all of this. Listen as Steve shares what sustains him in the midst of grief and tough times.
Listen as Richard and Celia talk about worry and anxiety with Anna, a counsellor from Journeez. What’s the difference between worry and anxiety, and how do we stop being overwhelmed by things we can’t control?
Anxiety can make you feel like every minute is an eternity. You often wonder how you can keep going. And, if you believe in God, you ask the question “If God is there, and he's promised peace of heart and mind, then why can't I have it?" Listen as we talk with Jenny and Steve, who have suffered from anxiety, and Julie, a psychologist, to gain an understanding about anxiety and find hope for managing it.
“I was at home with four children, homeschooling, a job I have never desired before. Suddenly I was faced with mum I need help, mum I'm hungry, mum I need this, mum I need that, and I'd be standing at the door going
enough already this is too hard.”
Finding ourselves in situations that are not of our choosing can be very stressful and overwhelming. Listen as Jo shares her struggles of home schooling during lockdown. How do you survive the extra challenges thrown at you without feeling like a failure?
With all the mental health issues that are coming up for people at this time and that sort of low level depression that everyone I think is experiencing. There's such a sense of helplessness and frustration. We tried this last time, it doesn't seem to have worked. Is this going to work this time? Are you feeling a bit anxious or frustrated at the ongoing situation we find ourselves in? You’re not alone. Listen as we talk with Sue, who manages the spiritual care team for a hospital in Melbourne. Where do we find hope when there is so much uncertainty and separation from our loved ones?