For many people, especially farmers, watching the weather can be a favourite past time. But for some people it’s a lot more than that, sometimes it’s a matter of life and death. Rain is an essential part of life but sometimes too much rain can be destructive. I hope you can join me this week as I try to make sense of the times when natural disasters, like floods, destroy property, livelihoods, and even life itself.
Have you ever felt stuck in the dark, with no way out? Life may be dark because you’ve lost your job, or someone you love. This week on Messages of Hope, Noel Due shares how God does offer us a torch. I’m Richard Fox and I hope you can join us this week to discover a way through the dark times.
How do you deal with conflict? Whenever 2 or more people are involved, there’s likely to be conflict at some point – no matter how much we might love the other person. We just can’t seem to avoid it. This week I’ll be talking with Bruce Zagel about understanding conflict and dealing with it positively. Bruce has over 30 years of experience as a mediator in several countries around the world. There is hope to deal with conflict in a healthy way.
No-one is immune from the threat of domestic and family violence. We’re shocked by the intensity of it and feel helpless when confronted by it. Join us this week as we search for hope in the face of such a widespread and destructive problem.
Petrol pump attendant, secretary, teacher, foster parent, writer and mother of two daughters. These are just a few of the roles that describe our guest on Messages of Hope this week, Yvonne Coppard. Yvonne is from the UK and I’ll be talking with her about things that have shaped her life and her approach to parenting.
Would you like a free family holiday to Disneyland? The chance to see your favourite Disney characters, go on the thrilling rides and spend time as a family. It sounds amazing. But what happens when it doesn’t turn out that way? I’m Richard Fox and this is Messages Of Hope. This week I’ll be sharing about my recent trip to Disneyland. Even in the happiest places, families can still struggle but there is hope to restore the peace.
Do you ever feel ashamed? It’s an awful feeling, especially if you haven’t done anything wrong. This week I’m talking with Celia Fielke and Noel Due about shame. Why do we feel ashamed, and what can we do about it?
Have you ever felt guilty? Perhaps you’ve done something that you regret and you can’t get it out of your head. This week Richard Mau will be talking about guilt, and a way to escape it’s negative power over us. It’s not easy to get over guilt, but there is hope.
Have you ever experienced tears of joy and sadness at the same time! Perhaps it’s those milestones as your children grow up and become more independent. Or the wake after a funeral, as you remember the good times amongst the deep feelings of loss. How do you make sense of times like that? And where do you find the hope to keep moving forward. This week David Altus has encouragement for those times that we feel lost in grief.
The story of Jesus Christ has been heard in almost every culture around the world. This Good Friday we’ll retell the story in an Australian setting. In many ways the harshness and beauty of outback Australia is similar to Israel where the actual events took place. So join us as Jesus’ close friend, John, retells the story amongst the stock routes and mining towns of the bush.