A car crash killed three of their six children: How the parents reacted
What would you do to protect your children? I bet your answer would be a variation of “everything”.
Dear mum with that noisy kid in church
“I notice the wriggles and giggles, the crawling under the pews. I notice the growing pile of crumbs and wrappers.”
Suffering. For me, it’s personal
As I write this, my dear friend Brenda has just died. She was 36 and leaves a husband and three children, the youngest of whom is a five-month-old baby.
Learning this as a newlywed saved my marriage
“As a 23-year-old woman, I’d never thought of marriage in those terms—but I soon discovered that he was right.”
COVID-19: Catching the last flight home
An earthquake. A phone call in the middle of the night. A four-hour drive through snow-covered roads. A plane ticket she didn’t even know if she had. Could she make it home?
Showing God to children during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis
With church services cancelled, how can parents continue to cultivate the spiritual lives of their children?
Kristina Keneally: Finding strength in death
Stillbirth. A silent and lonely pain—and the source of many tears for Kristina Keneally, New South Wales’ first female premier.
“Every night as a baby, her hands would swell up and turn blue.”
Debbie Kraak shares how a simple prayer healed her baby daughter Bel Thomson’s swollen hands and changed the course of both their lives.
Explaining Jesus and the end of the world to a child
Q: Ever since she heard a sermon that the world is ending and Jesus is returning soon, my seven-year-old daughter has been extremely anxious. What can I do to allay her fears?
“At six months old, he weighed exactly the same as at birth.”
What happens when your child is on his deathbed, labelled “failure to thrive”? How do you still trust God?
“The children’s hospital became our second home.”
When Rod McArdle’s son, Brendan, was born in January 1991, he was almost too tiny to imagine, just a bare 618 grams.
My one-year-old fell head first onto a wooden floor
The Bible tells us to “give thanks in all circumstances”, but I’ve always wondered if that included the bad things in life.