Reconciliation. It’s a thoroughly new relationship; an end to estrangement and hostility. For the Apostle Paul, it’s about God’s work in Jesus, the way he died, rose and brought us into a right relationship with God. But there’s more.
Never underestimate the power of a simple greeting card to touch someone’s heart. For 84-year-old Irene Joppich, the unexpected arrival of a handmade card in 1994 did just that as she faced testing times while volunteering in a remote outpost.
What is renewal and is it optional to the Christian life? No! It’s not optional. It’s the life of Christ at work in our life. God for us and in us. God loving us entirely, saint and sinner, successes and failures.
God’s messages of love are sometimes burnt onto people’s hearts through humble means. Take a sheet of plywood and wood pen, a little scroll saw, and a willing set of hands, and anything is possible, through God.
For Helen Middelmann, her recent retirement from hospital chaplaincy means the end of another season. Though tinged with sadness, the change is part of a life richly blessed for the Canberra retiree with a range of seasons, each one bringing a budding blossom of promise.
Just as a farmer sows seeds and leaves it to God to grow them into bountiful crops, every day God gives us a story to share with those close to us. It’s his story. This is a message close to the heart of one Adelaide octogenarian for whom witnessing has been a passion for the… Read more
#youngSAVEDfree In this monthly column we hear from young people in our church about the ministries and mission they are part of – and how we in the LCA can better engage with youth in our communities. Growing up in a Christian household, Thomas Schubert has always seen faith as a natural part of his… Read more