Finding Thankfulness Amidst the Wildfires – Bonny’s Story

Dear Friends, With the arrival of much needed rain and recovery efforts getting under way, stories are surfacing about people who survived the devastation of the Christmas/New Year fires.  In times like these you would think it difficult to find things to be thankful for, and yet some wonderful stories are emerging. Stories that give us encouragement and hope and remind us w...
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Starting the New School Year

As we start a new School year let me share a story with you. James was an anomaly at school. He lived in a shelter with his mother, where nutritious meals and restful sleep were scarce. Every morning late model cars and SUVs arrived at the school as parents dropped off their children, while James commuted by bus. Winter approached, yet James still wore a summer shirt, prompt...
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National Day of Thanks Focus for 2020

Dear Friends, Considering the disastrous fires that have engulfed our country we feel it important to change our proposed National Day of Thanks Community Focus for 2020 to concentrate our appreciation on our brave and tireless emergency services personnel both paid and volunteer. We see them as regular fire fighters, volunteer fire fighters, SES, Ambos, Police and many oth...
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Welcome to the New Decade

At the start of last year, I asked our readers “What is changing in your life this year?” Change is one of those constant factors we can always be sure of. As the decade changes and 2020 rolls out, we move into a new era that will require us to grow in thankfulness and gratitude if we are to survive and flourish. We see the disasters of fire and drought all around us and we ...
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