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Tell him he’s dreaming

February 07, 2018 Comments Tracey Edstein

In the Bible, God often communicates with individuals through dreams. Joseph (of the coat of many colours) learns through a dream that he has a God-given destiny, and there are many more examples…

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Sharing footpath stories

February 07, 2018 Comments Jane Dunn

On an early morning stroll through the inner west Sydney suburb of Stanmore a year or so ago, I came upon my first street library. For those who may not have yet seen a street library, it is a place where books can be shared with those in your local community; a cupboard or box on a local street filled with books for reading, perhaps returning and taking another, or if you really loved it, perhaps for keeping! And street libraries love donations. It may be that as you’ve passed by, you have noticed one without realising what it was.

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Ten things we don’t do (volunteering gone wrong)

February 07, 2018 Comments Brendan Joyce

Volunteering overseas is not as simple as some might think. Here are some things Palms Australia, a registered non-government organisation that places skilled volunteers in remote communities, does not do. Palms Australia’s objective is to facilitate the co-operation of people across cultures in order to achieve a just, sustainable, interdependent and peaceful world free of poverty.

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“The nuns taught me to value celebration”

December 06, 2017 Comments Suzanne Gabrielle

A former boarder at St Mary’s Dominican Convent, Maitland, reflects fondly, despite a challenging childhood, on the legacy of the Sisters.

 

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Sikhs believe that the Supreme Creator is within each one

December 06, 2017 Comments Amarjit Singh Chawla

The word ‘Sikh’ means a learner or disciple and ‘Guru’ means enlightener, a teacher-prophet. The Sikh faith was founded by Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469-1539) and his divine torch was carried by nine gurus who followed him. Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the 10th successor, who left for heavenly abode in 1708, gave Sikhs a unique, indisputable and distinct identity − unshorn hair covered with a turban.

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It’s starting to feel like home

December 06, 2017 Comments Trish Bogan

Earlier this year my husband, Paul, and I moved from a small country parish to a larger parish with far greater numbers in the community. After initial trepidation and the passage of time, we are feeling more settled.  

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Would you like to reduce spending, waste, accumulation and stress?

December 06, 2017 Comments John Hayes

Then read on! Local environmentalists John and Rosie Hayes’ practical suggestions are good for us all and good for our earth.

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Embrace the spirit of giving with a Caritas Global Gift

December 06, 2017 Comments Nicole Clements

The Christmas period can be a stressful time of searching for the perfect present, yet many of those gifts are unwanted. When most of us have more than we need, an unwanted gift represents a significant waste and serves as a profound symbol of the wealth gap between western countries and those living in poverty.

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