Healing from deafness
Mar24

Healing from deafness

Article by Deborah Robertson. All my life I’ve had audiologists tell me that the nerve in my left ear was dead – that I was deaf in my left ear. I was told that it shouldn’t be too much of an issue unless I became a singer in a band. Well, guess what I grew up to be?! It’s always caused me some anxiety and after a gig where the speakers were placed behind me and were blaring in my “good” ear, I began finding it...

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Putting your Mind to it…
Mar13

Putting your Mind to it…

Business coach and entrepreneur Manuel Karkafiris points out that we choose success by choosing to think positively. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” — Henry Ford. Have you ever jumped out of bed and knocked your toe only to watch your day spiral downwards from that point with one frustrating event after another? We’ve all had those days but the good news is you have the power...

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Jesus Ute in Race for Life
Feb27

Jesus Ute in Race for Life

In town for the 2013 Clipsal 500, Wendy Rush spoke to Andrew ‘Fishtail’ Fisher about the Jesus branded V8 Ute that’s winning on and off the track. If you enjoy the sound (and feel) of a V8 engine at full throttle, no doubt you look forward each year to the first weekend in March in Adelaide when the Adelaide 500 (formerly Clipsal 500) again takes over the city.  Racing identity Murray Walker described the Adelaide 500 as ‘the best...

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God cares for the animals
Feb20

God cares for the animals

Article by Deborah Robertson. My son and I have recently moved back to our old street in inner-city West Footscray, Melbourne.  We had moved out to Werribee for four years to be nearer to my son’s school but we missed what, we eventually realised, was home.  In our first year in Werribee, we had acquired a 7 kg, 8-year-old ginger cat called Catsman.  My son had been yearning for a cat for years and I reluctantly caved in and bought...

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Live free and change the world
Feb13

Live free and change the world

Article by Wendy Rush. RISE managing editor Wendy Rush talks to Shane Willard about how we can live a life of freedom by taking possession of, and using, what we already have.  And how embracing the cross as a symbol of forgiveness and confrontation can help us change the world.  When we think of freedom, most of us think of being free from debt, or the burden of having to turn up to a job we don’t particularly like, or letting go of...

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Answers, Questions and Rampaging Elephants
Feb07

Answers, Questions and Rampaging Elephants

Article by Cameron Semmens. Sure, Jesus is The Answer – but I just asked if there was any Vegemite! We all know that Jesus is The Answer. But now we’ve left the safety of Sunday School, many of us have found ourselves asking questions about life and faith that are a bit more complex than they used to be. It can make us wonder, if Jesus is the answer – then am I asking the wrong questions? Yet right or wrong, the questions keep...

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