COVID has really shaken things up over the last year. We’ve lost jobs or we are on less income and the future is still uncertain for many people. So, what do you do when you don’t know what the future holds? Listen to Karl’s inspiring story of facing some of the biggest challenges of his life and how he found a way forward.
We all need hope to get through these seemingly impossible times. When has there been a time in your life when you’ve wondered, “How am I going to get through this?” Messages of Hope has been sharing inspiring stories for many years. Listen to some of the stories of people who have heard these messages of hope and the inspiration, encouragement and hope they have now.
Do you sometimes look at the people around you and think “I wish I could be like them”. While Facebook is a great way to connect, it also has the knack of making everyone else’s lives seem more exciting than our own. It can cause us to focus on what we don’t do and don’t have, and that can make us feel lonely, even if we’re surrounded by people who love us. Listen as John Henderson talks about loneliness, and how the cure can come from outside ourselves.
With all the unknowns surrounding the corona virus, it’s easy to let anxiety and fear take over. Listen as Rachel shares her experience of the unknowns, isolation and lost connections with family and friends. Learn how she found strength to face the unknown.
Do you know why we sing carols? Where did they originate? Listen as Richard and Celia explore some of their favourite Christmas carols and what they mean to them. What memories do you have of your favourite carols?
The story of Jesus birth at Christmas is as relevant today as it has been throughout history. It goes beyond cultures, religions and political ideologies. Listen to Bishop John Henderson share how the story of Christmas is for all people, because it’s a story of love.
Stress affects all of us at some time. Some stress actually helps us and protects us, other stress gradually destroys us. Listen about the stress that brings us down and what we can do about it. When does stress have a negative impact on you?
Do you struggle with buying gifts? At Christmas, sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect gift for the special people in our lives. Listen as Richard shares more about trying to find the perfect gift.
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?