Grief and Loss
How do you cope with grief? We can experience grief when someone dies and also when we experience significant change and loss, like moving house, changing jobs, and relationship breakdown. Discover that there is hope to journey with your grief.
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Why Not Me?
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.Find Out More
Comfort for Tragedy
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?Find Out More
Joy beyond Shattered Dreams?
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. Listen as Noel Due shares how God does offer us a torch, and how to discover a way through the dark times.Find Out More
One Foot in Heaven, One Foot on Earth
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Losing Mike But Keeping Hope
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.Find Out More
Where’s God in Tough Times
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.Find Out More
I Want to Be Healed
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.Find Out More
“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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Will My Dog Go to Heaven
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?Find Out More
Finding Hope in Your Grief
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.Find Out More
Death is not a topic that we tend to talk about over a BBQ. Most of us don’t talk about death until it’s on our doorstep. Listen as Celia and Richard talk with Jonathan Krause about why we don’t need to be afraid to have those conversations.Find Out More
In Memory of Lily
The pain of losing a loved one is never easy. When it happens suddenly, it can seem extra hard to deal with. Click here to listen to Stephen Schulz as he shares his recent experience of loss. As a pastor he has comforted a lot of people in their grief, but his own experience took him by complete surprise.Find Out More
When Dreams Break
Where do you go when your dreams are shattered? How do you grieve? How do you risk dreaming again?
Listen to Deborah’s story and how she found hope to dream again.
“Joshua was my first pet. A blue heeler border collie cross. We did everything together. I was devastated the day I found him hit by a car. I was only 14 years old and what was I gonna do without him?”
I’m Richard Fox from Messages of Hope. How do you cope in times of grief and loss? Listen in this week when I’ll be talking about where I’ve found comfort in the lonely times of grief.
Sharing Faith: Vijaya’s Story
“Widowed at 19 with a three year old child: it’s not a recipe for happiness in anyone’s book, but in a conservative farming village in south India it spells disaster.”
Where do you turn when you’re isolated, ostracised, grieving and rejected. This week Noel Due shares the story of Vijaya and the message that gave her the courage to go against all cultural beliefs and live a life of worth and love.
How do you deal with grief? We all experience grief in different ways and for varying lengths of time. It’s not an experience we look forward to because it’s hard. But is there another side to grief that we often miss? Something that can make the grief more bearable? Listen to Tim Klein, a funeral director and a pastor, who has seen all kinds of grief.Find Out More
Read a free booklet for insights and encouragement about grief and loss
Losing A Baby
Losing A Baby On the night of June 7, just as I began my eleventh week of pregnancy with our fourth child, I learned my baby had died. The weeks that followed presented one of the greatest challenges to my physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing I have ever known. I discovered that this pain […]Read More
God is bigger than your grief
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 […]Read More
Surviving Suicide Booklet
Surviving A Loved One’s Suicide Grieving the loss of a loved one is painful enough, but as a suicide survivor you face a more complicated grief because you must also deal with the fact that your loved one chose to die. It is hard to believe life can ever be normal again, but there is […]Read More
Take Heart In Your Grief
Take Heart In Your Grief Grief is caused by many things, the most common reason being the death of someone close to you. While each person experiences grief differently, this booklet explores the common feelings people have during a grieving period. Please enter your name and email address below so we can send you a […]Read More
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