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Stories of Hope

Mar 31, 2022

Heather Hawkins is an extraordinary marathon and ultra marathon runner, She has run in extreme environments all over the world. She grew up in the Salvos in Melbourne and went on to become a nurse. She is married and has two children, and in her 40s was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. This scare birthed a new found zest...

Mar 27, 2022

I've not been well. I have a head cold and have been flying, so my ears are blocked and I feel like I do life in a deep sea diving helmet. But there is still much to be grateful for and practicing gratitude is a game changer!

Check out the tips on practicing gratitude on the resilience project...

Mar 20, 2022

Most of us don't do what we know we should and can experience a lot of shame and guilt about this, especially, it seems, if we have grown up in the church. We maybe see ourselves as evil and sinful. But bad behavior is often complex to change and we do better when we deal kindly with ourselves rather than harshly.

Mar 17, 2022

Kris Halliday's great grandfather was a renown drunken sailor who found his way the the Salvos in Australia way back in the late 1800's. Kris had a desire to be a Salvo officer from an early age and endured through many years of rejection because of his sexual orientation. Kris is a salvo officer today based in...

Mar 13, 2022

Albert Einstein is quoted as saying "A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for". There are seasons to develop, consolidate and rest, but these are always to prepare us for the adventure of living our lives to the full.