Challenge Good News Paper - 378 April 2015

Price paid for a fearless life
Smartwatches battle for your wrist
King's recruit Josh Duinker

Living to serve

Living to serve

“The community owns the NSW Police Force, not me” - NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione
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Reasons to smile

Reasons to smile

Biggest Loser weight loss champ tells her story of heartache and healing
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Soldier’s metal reforged

Soldier’s metal reforged

Suicidal ex-soldier finds clean break as rehab director and street chaplain
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Will our violence ever come to an end?

Violence is hard to understand. There are countless creatures in the animal world that live more peacefully than many humans. Yet we have a much bigger brain. We have moral awareness and power to reflect and make decisions.We also have a conscience.
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Price paid for fearless life

Price paid for fearless life

At this year’s 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing on April 25 and at Easter we recall those who died for us
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Snow white after tragic past

Snow white after tragic past

Life was no fairytale but Annie’s story will inspire all women with a dark past
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Undeniable reality

Undeniable reality

A car accident, a chaplain’s words and the constant presence of a cross confirmed the indisputable truth for Sandeep
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The Biggest Loser Effect

The Biggest Loser Effect

Upon reflecting on why people do not follow through on big decisions or life choices they make, I have discovered that it comes down to 'The Biggest Loser Effect'.
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Not forsaken in fear and doubt

Not forsaken in fear and doubt

There was only one thing to do when Paul’s fearless pursuits did not satisfy…
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Destiny: never too late

Destiny: never too late

Two thieves were sealed with the same fate but their destinies were opposite
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Do miracles still happen today?

Do miracles still happen today?

Many people don't believe miracles occur, explaining them away as coincidences. In the past, I did the same, until I began to recognise God's fingerprints on my life, I remembered past trials, including a serious illness that sent me to the hospital when I was only seventeen. It wasn't until ten years later, after another surgery, that a different doctor told me I was lucky to be alive. Lucky? I don't think so. Blessed? Yes, that's more like it. A miracle? You bet!
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Love beats depression

Love beats depression

Erin is no longer in a “pit of despair” due to friend’s suicide
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Myth #3 – Heaven exists, Hell does not?

Myth #3 – Heaven exists, Hell does not?

A.C. Nielsen survey results published in 2009 showed that 56% of Australian respondents said they believed in Heaven, but only 38% believed in Hell. Life-after-death has, for nearly half of the population, been abandoned. Nearly two thirds of us see no place for Hell as a place of final justice, for unforgiven wrong-doing and permanent rejection of God.
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Moral code affects behaviour

Moral code affects behaviour

"In an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled "Why we lie", Dan Ariely, author of the new book The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, overturns popular modern-day ideas about morality.1 He recounts how experiments he and colleagues performed at the University of California showed conclusively that cheating does not correspond to the established rationalist model of human behaviour. That is, the idea that people lie and cheat if the perceived benefits (say, money) outweigh the costs (the possibility of getting caught and punished). Instead, Ariely's team found that simply reminding people of the 10 Commandments had a dramatic effect on their behaviour.
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Sleepless without love

Sleepless without love

From fists to knives and guns, Nicky Cruz had tried them all, but to his surprise love turned out to be a more powerful weapon.
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Faith worth dying for

Faith worth dying for

I was immediately sick to the stomach when I saw the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya recently.
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Easter: unfinished business

Easter: unfinished business

Do you ever have trouble finishing things? The Easter long weekend coming up is a good time to get things finished.
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Captain Cook’s radical steps to save the Endeavour

Captain Cook’s radical steps to save the Endeavour

The mid to late Eighteenth century was a high point for British navigation and exploration of the world. In 1770 Captain Cook charted the Eastern coastline of Australia and in 1789, following the mutiny on the Bounty, Captain William Bligh navigated a seven-metre boat carrying 18 other crewmen 6701 kilometres to Timor and safety.
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Smartwatches battle for your wrist

Smartwatches battle for your wrist

This year the competition is hot for the crown of the most desirable and smartest watch that pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth. In the race for your cash are the Apple Watch, Google's Android Wear platform and Pebble (plus many fitness trackers not covered here).
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Kill pests without chemicals

Kill pests without chemicals

Most home gardeners use more pesticide per hectare than many farmers. This is not good for our health and can lead to various pests diseases and weeds, developing resistance to many chemical products.
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Off-court advantage

Off-court advantage

Height and strength are on his side, but character matters most to Josh Duinker
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