God is bigger than your grief Grief is hard. The days can blur one into another. The day of the week, even the time of the day, may be hard to remember. Some days you may struggle just to recall how long it’s been since your loved one died. But the hole in your chest […]
Grief and Loss
Saying goodbye to someone we love is heart breaking and can cause deep grief. But grief can also occur from other types of goodbyes. Have you ever moved house, changed jobs, or moved away from close family and friends? Listen as Richard shares some insights that have given him hope through grief.
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.
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.
What do you do when you’re away from home and you receive a phone call that there is a bushfire in your area? Listen to Richard share how bushfires affected his family and the community he grew up in. How do you pick up the pieces after the devastation of a raging bushfire? Or any devastating tragedy?
What questions do you ask when you see, or experience, suffering? Listen as Richard, Celia and Noel share their thoughts and experiences on suffering and where to find hope to get through difficult times.
Have you ever felt like life is ripping you off? That what you’re suffering is unjust? Listen as Stephen and Therese share their story of years of suffering and how they found ways to embrace life and live in hope.
“When we talk about the ’not enoughs’ – I’m not pretty enough, not rich enough, not, present enough with my kids, the root cause of the ‘not enoughs’ says shame. I’m afraid to go there. I don’t want to be known that I’m not enough. So, I just, kind of block it and try and bury it as much as you can.” No-one is immune from shame. Listen as Anna, a counsellor, talks about what shame really is and what we can do about it.
Chris’s daughter, Rachel, was diagnosed at age three with a rare genetic disorder. After battling against doctors who didn’t believe her and even accused her of mistreating her daughter, Chris developed a fierce determination to trust her own instinct when it came to knowing what was best for Rachel. Listen to Chris as she shares how, as Rachel’s parents, they continue to experience life and joy through Rachel’s eyes.
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?