All of us have the potential to be surrounded by people, but if we are not known, it can seem that we don’t even exist. Loneliness can be that sense of not being known. How do we overcome isolation and restore connections? Listen as James Winderlich shares how God created us for community and the hope from loneliness to feeling connected.
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?
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.
Have you ever experienced tears of joy and sadness at the same time? Maybe it’s the milestones as you children grow up and become more independent, or the wake after a funeral where you share the good times – even as you still feel the deep loss. How do you make sense of that – and keep moving forward. Listen as David Altus has encouragement for those times we feel lost in grief
“It was kind of fun in the early years when he’d be gone for eight weeks at a time and he’d come back and it’d be like a new boyfriend every eight weeks. But it became tiring after a while and we realized that, if you actually expect the fresh and new each time that you’re going to get disappointed.” Listen as Luke and Jo share their story of separation and what they’ve learned about their relationship and keeping the family together.
What Is Christmas Christmas isn’t always the bright and cheery affair found in songs or movies. Can it be merry for a family struggling through unemployment, alienation, and terminal illness? Written by Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Pastor Wayne Palmer, What Is Christmas? conveys how this season can be a complicated and difficult time of the year. […]
A Treasure Revealed The German church reformer Martin Luther figures large over the course of Christianity’s last 500 years. It was this man, born in 1483, whom God would use mightily to declare unequivocally to the world that is by grace – and grace alone – we are saved. In Luther we find the unflinching […]
Christmas time is so well known for it’s carols but why do we actually sing Christmas carols? Listen as Celia and Richard talk about some of their favourite carols and share the meaning and memories they bring for them. What are your favourite carols?
Do you feel like you never have enough time? Or perhaps you wish you used some of your time differently? One sure thing about time is once it’s gone you can’t get it back. So how do we deal with that? Listen as Mark Doecke talks about making the most of the time we have.
The story of Jesus has been heard in almost every culture around the world. In many ways the harshness and beauty of outback Australia is similar to Israel where the actual events took place. Listen as John, a close friend of Jesus, retells the story amongst the stock routes and mining towns of the bush.