Challenge Good News Paper - 402 June 2017

Unwanted and unnamed yet unashamed
Australian wife, mother, writer, and international speaker Christine Caine has come through the challenges of her life to be unstoppable, undaunted and unashamed.
Unwanted and unnamed yet unashamed
Heroin playboy finds the good stuff
David Twivey grew up a typical 'poor rich kid' who had it all financially and yet felt a spiritual and emotional emptiness that drove him to alcohol and heroin.
Heroin playboy finds the good stuff
Family matters
If the family is society's basic unit and is as old as the human race, why is it such a mixed blessing? Why haven't we mastered the art of living together, of relating well? Is the family just another instance of something that is hard to live with and hard to live without?
Family matters
People in prayer
Surveys of average Australians show that around 30 to 40 percent of us pray regularly. This may surprise you, but it is true. Lots of people pray. For many prayer is the last resort. "I have tried everything else, I might as well pray." If you regularly pray let me encourage you.
People in prayer
Old me is a stranger
I came out as gay at 15, utterly convinced that was who I was and that was the life I would lead. I couldn't fathom ever being attracted to men or living that life.
Old me is a stranger
The man who really saw the light
A horrific childhood drove Karl suicidal, then a light shone into his dark world
The man who really saw the light
Conned!
Australians are swindled out of at least $50 million a year by local and international telephone scammers linked to organised crime, according to a recent article on News.com.au.
Conned!
Born to sing
She has penned songs for Grammy Award winners and is one of the most sought-after writers in her industry – but Mia Fieldes’ journey did not always point to such success.
Born to sing
Never really abandoned
The experience of months of sexual abuse, school bullying and a childhood home dominated by alcoholism left Leoné Boshoff struggling to understand where the loving God that she had committed to as a nine-year-old had gone.
Never really abandoned
Status anxiety
In his book Status Anxiety, Alain de Botton says that for many of us our lives are taken up with improving our wealth so that we can improve our place in the world and hence our sense of personal status. So what does De Botton say is the motivation behind this activity and anxiety?
Status anxiety
From New Age to new life
Former New Age enthusiast renounced his beliefs after an unexpected personal encounter
From New Age to new life
Jesus said: ‘I am the Truth’
No-one denies that truth is important and no one wants to be deceived. We all know the consequences of untruths, whether it's adulterous partners, dodgy salesmen, email scams or paedophiles posing as teenage friends on social media.
Jesus said: ‘I am the Truth’
Oldies but goodies
It amazes me that some things that have long-ago been surpassed in a technological sense are still around and flourishing today. I'm sure that, at one time, these "simpler" inventions would have been predicted to go the way of the dinosaur because of modern advancements.
Oldies but goodies
Exposing the deception
Carl Wieland chats with geologist, marine scientist, author and educator Roger Gallop.
Exposing the deception
Human gene mutations “arose in the last 200 generations”
We at Creation Ministries International have periodically pointed out that, from a biblical perspective, there have only been about 200 human generations since time began.
Human gene mutations “arose in the last 200 generations”
Who’s your daddy?
As a satanic priest, John Ramirez was fine with the idea that he was going to hell when he died – until he saw it for himself
Who’s your daddy?
Details about the Devil
In the cult movie The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey's character Verbal Kint famously says "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist".
Details about the Devil
God can make a difference in your marriage
God can make a difference in your marriage.
God can make a difference in your marriage
Stocard rewards/loyalty card app
Is your wallet or purse crammed with loyalty cards? Have you forgotten which ones you have and hardly ever use them because you can't find them when you need them? Do you forget the points or special offers associated with a particular card?
Stocard rewards/loyalty card app
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 4)
Having a dog is very good for one's ego.
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 4)
Surfs like a girl
Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton showcases her talent in a new movie
Surfs like a girl

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