That’s Faith

STORY SUMMARIES

A Hole in One – The name of famous golfers can get lost over time but their is one hero in our lifetime whose name will never be forgotton  Read more….

Alone – Is it possible to ever be alone in this world? This story takes us on a journey to a deserted island which, in reality, is not deserted at all. Read more…

Anger – There are many reasons why we get angry. In this story we consider the causes and effects being angry can have on our lives. Read more…

Aussie Christians – As Aussie Christians we have responsibilities to ourselves, to others and to our God! This story challenges us to become enthusiastic about our beliefs. Read more…

Batteries – If we don’t check the batteries in our torches before power outages occur, we may well be in fumbling in the dark! This story encourages us to keep our personal batteries charged and maintained.  Read more…

Beaches – No one seems to want to go to the beach when it is raining! This story  encourages us to venture onto the sand in all weathers. Read more…

Boof – Some puppies are just instantly loveable! This story compares our family pet to a bloke who lived over 2000 years ago,  both of whom didn’t quite conform. Read more…

Breathtaking – Some things happen in our life which we will never forget! This story  considers the breathtaking event that occurred on that first Easter Sunday morning. Read more…

Brokenhearted – Breaking up can be so hard to do! This story responds to the cry of the broken-hearted lover. Read more…

Cars – Would we really be lost without our motor car? This story road tests a vehicle that guarantees long term advantages for individual journeys. Read more…

Change – How often do we say we believe in God but don’t get around to doing much about it? This story encourages us to make a change in our life for the better. Read more…

Christmas – The first Christmas. – Was it really filled with peace, joy and happiness? This story puts a spotlight on the characters and the crib. Read more…

Christmas in Aus. – If you live in Australia, a white Christmas is not a reality. This story looks at how we celebrate Christmas in the ‘lucky country’. Read more…

Circle of life – Who or what instigated ‘The Big Bang’? Has our God always been around? This story considers these questions and contemplates the possibility of an afterlife.     Read more…

Coincidences – Have you ever had something special happen for you that is hard to explain? Here is a story that examines the relationship between coincidences and miracles. Read more…

Colliding with reality – How difficult is it to maintain a close relationship with our God?  This story considers the actual reality with which most of us live our faith journey. Read more…

Colour my world – Did God the Father create the world all on his own or did He have some heavenly help? This story suggests an imaginative possibility. Read more…

Communication – If you went for a walk with Jesus what would you say? This story takes us on such a walk and it becomes a real learning experience.  Read more…

Communion – Not being popular doesn’t mean you’re not special! This story outlines the unique role undertaken by one who was rejected. Read more…

Crying in the wilderness – Is the message John the Baptist was delivering by the River Jordan just for those present at the time or is it still current today?  Read more…

C T scan – Have you ever had a C T scan? This story provides a whole new approach to this clinical procedure. Read more…

Death is a reality – For many talking about death is a taboo subject. Maybe we are frightened about what we see as a judgmental God who will punish us for our sins. This story looks at death in a more positive way.  Read more…

Death is so permanent (or is it) – If someone told you they knew someone who had been dead for three days but was now alive, would you believe them? Such was the situation with Thomas. This story sees Thomas as typical of ourselves and looks at how we can share our own pain with that of Jesus. Read more…

Decision – Does the decision to follow Jesus enable us to have a worry-free life? This story examines the implications of such a decision. Read more…

Desertion – When things go seriously wrong, many of us question whether God even exists! This story explains how and where we can find God’s love again. Read more…

Donkeys – Why do donkeys never make asses of themselves? Here is a story that explains why donkeys are often seen as stubborn animals. Read more…

Downcast Eyes – What did Jesus see from the cross on that first Good Friday? This story examines what could well have been Christ’s last thoughts before His death. Read more…

Dreams – By understanding the symbolism in our dreams we can learn much about ourselves! This story discusses the value of honouring our dreams. Read more…

Drought – When all else fails we tend to turn to prayer! This story looks at the affect of drought on our land and our people. Read more…

Easter in Aus – Is Easter in our lucky country just a time to devour as much chocolate as possible? This story extends beyond the sweet life to how we can use the holiday time more wisely.  Read more…

Electrical Appliances – Many people would find it difficult to survive without their electrical appliances. This story features one particular appliance and how, with the right connection, it can seriously affect our future. Read more…

Exit – Tomorrow may be too late to start thinking about death! This story offers some life saving advice about a subject that is a dead certainty. Read more…

Fair dinkum – Looking after your mates is a great Aussie tradition! This story offers us ways of being supportive of each other rather than being judgemental.  Read more…

Faithaholics – The term, ‘workaholic’ conjures up a vision of a person engrossed in their work to the detriment of other life functions. This story, while its title might contain certain similarities, looks at how we might maintain our faith using a different approach. Read more…

Farm Car – Who can ever forget bush bashing in an old car! This story compares symbols that bring back memories of earlier days. Read more…

Fasting – Many in our society find it hard to understand why they can’t have what they want, when they want it! This story examines the value of fasting, not only as a prayer but as an exercise in self-control. Read more…

Finding your God – If you use the word GOD today it tends to conjure up different things for different people!  This story helps us in our individual search for the meaning of life. Read more…

Forgiveness – Not being able to forgive can seriously affect our whole lives! Here is a story that considers the mental and spiritual freedom that can be achieved by forgiveness. Read more…

Gambling – There appears no point in betting against a certainty! This story provides us with a form guide and an odds-on favourite. Read more…

Guardian Angels – Do Guardian Angels really exist? Some in high places say they do. If so, what might their job entail and how would they communicate with us? Read more…

Getting away from it all – Why do we leave the comforts of home and go camping? This story pitches a tent far away from the sounds of the city. Read more…

Good Friday – How much good can be found in Good Friday these days? This story examines the good and the bad on this special day. Read more…

Good Turn – Have you ever been forced into doing something against your will? This story tells how such an action became the last good turn a bloke received. Read more…

Guilt – Our conscience always has a way of ensuring we know when we are guilty! Here is a story that offers some positive ways of making amends for our wrongdoings. Read more…

Hands – We can use our hands to touch and feel or to fight and hurt! Here is a story that gets a grip on those dangly bits that hang off our wrists. Read more…

Heartbroken – Breaking up can be so hard to do! This story responds to the cry of the broken hearted lover. Read more…

Heaven – While many have tried to describe what heaven would be like, there have never been any eyewitness reports from someone who has been there. It would seem that somehow, we need to earn the right to a passport while we are alive. Read more…

Help – When we are insured it gives us a feeling of security! This story examines a life insurance policy offering around-the-clock protection. Read more…

Holidays – Do our annual holidays provide us with a restful getaway? This story offers us an opportunity that will seriously affect the rest of our lives. Read more…

Infinite infinity – How do we envisage our God? Some attach a gender and refer to ’Him’. Others see ‘Him/Her’ as a person, while others see God as a free spirit. This story considers these issues and also the symbolisation we use to depict God. Read more…

Inside Story – Seeing God in others can be easy but can we see God in ourselves? Here is the inside story about search and discovery. Read more…

It all starts with us – It is easy to blame God for everything that goes wrong in our lives and our world. But, is it God’s fault? This story might help us get things into their true perspective. Read more…

It’s about time – Can a clock be used as more than just a timepiece? This true story looks back in time and allows us to see our God in a different light. Read more…

Jesus the Man – He was a rebel with a cause that changed the face of humanity! This story briefly examines the life and times of Jesus, the Man and offers a way to experience Jesus the Christ. Read more…

Jesus the Man revisited – In the previous story we looked at the life and times of Jesus the Man. In this week’s story we consider that some say Jesus was both God and man while He was with us. Read more…

Judas – To be betrayed by a friend can be one of the deepest hurts of all! This story examines the actions of Judas, considered the great betrayer. Read more…

Lent – If you train hard for an event there is considerable satisfaction in completing the task! Lent helps us prepare for the miracle of Easter. Read more…

Life – Just surviving in this life can be a painful experience for some! This story will help us strive toward a more worthwhile future. Read more…

Light – Do we really need to flick a switch to see the light? This story has the potential to  take us out of the dark and into a brighter future. Read more…

Loving my neighbour – What does this command from Jesus really mean and how do we go about fulfilling our role as Christians? Read more…

Mandarins Season – This story sees the humble mandarin as being a delicious way of looking at ourselves and enjoying the wonder of creation. Read more…

Mission – The mission for Christians extends beyond the comfort zone! Here is a story that examines the responsibility of taking the Gospel to the world. Read more…

Mums are God’s special agents – On one Sunday each year we celebrate Mother’s Day. This story looks at the special role given to mums and allows us the opportunity to consider why mums need special respect. Read more…

Mystery – It seems we will always be searching for answers to the unexplained! This story allows us to curl up and enjoy a good mystery. Read more…

Names – What is more important, our number or our name? This story explains the uniqueness of one particular name-based computer system. Read more…

Need a job – Do we tend to judge each other by the jobs we have? Here is a story that suggests that the dirty jobs in life may well prove to be the most important. Read more…

New Year’s resolutions – So often at this time of the year we consider how we might change the way we do certain things and they then become our New Year’s Resolutions. This story might help us make a New Year’s resolution that could change our life. Read more…

One of the ‘many’ – What was the real reason Jesus came to us? Was it to show us the way to the Father or was his role purely to die for our sins. Read more…

Our Father (the prayer) – It is the only prayer Jesus gave us. Without changing its meaning, this story gives us a more modern version to consider. Read more…

Our God of all – Do we tend to get complacent about our world and our place in it?  This story looks at a broader interpretation of ’The Holy Trinity’ with a particular emphasis on the work of The Holy Spirit. Read more…

Our world – We might be fed up with all the ‘bad’ news that dominates our media and be more concerned with our own problems. Today’s technology has brought everyone in the world closer together so, maybe it’s time we became more aware that what affects others on our planet can also have a direct affect us as well. Read more…

Perseverance – When it comes to prayer, the Bible tells us to ‘ask and you shall receive’. This story considers the situation when you ask but seemingly aren’t receiving. Read more...

Prayer for peace – We need to pray for peace in our world, in our families and in ourselves. Without changing the meaning here is a different variation. Read more…

Praying through my playlist – Prompts for prayer are all around us if we open our mind and our imagination. Finding our God through song lyrics can be a popular pastime, even though the writer may have had something entirely different in mind. Read more...

Railway to Heaven- We already have a seat on the train. We are all on the same journey! This story invites us to enjoy the ride on life’s railway to heaven. Read more…

Recognise me – We all see our God differently and I am sure we get many prompts designed to reveal the presence of the divine in many ways. But are we too interested in ourselves to realise our God is crying out for recognition? Read more…

Recognition – Is God just a figment of the Christian imagination? This story takes us on a search to find our maker. Read more…

Rejuvenation – A drought brings hard times to those on the land! This story discusses a rejuvenation process for the drought that often occurs within ourselves. Read more…

Relationship – When we start to develop a relationship, we spend time getting to know each other. This story considers how we might develop a closer relationship with our God. Read more…

Repair and respect – We want our friends to become well again so we pray for them!  This story considers the ways our God answers our prayers. Read more…

Scripture today – If the Bible was written centuries ago, is it really relevant to us today? This story shows how Scripture stories can be as much a part of our life as they were in the time of Jesus.  Read more…

Search – Have you ever felt like going in search for the answer to the meaning of life? This story will save you the trouble. Read more…

Shoes – It is always hard to fill somebody else’s shoes! This story helps us take a step in the right direction. Read more…

Showbags – When you attend the show you usually buy at least one show bag! Here is a story that examines the contents of a special show bag. Read more…

Show time – A visit to the annual show means different things to different people! This story could make your next visit to the show more meaningful. Read more…

Simplicity – Is believing in God as difficult as some make it out to be? This story offers a offers a simple solution to finding the God in our life. Read more…

Size – How often do we think because something is big it is better? This story helps us size up the things that really matter. Read more…

Sonrise – There has to be more to Easter than bunnies and chocolate eggs! This story sees the occasion as an opportunity for unity. Read more…

Soul mates – He said he was as happy as he had ever been because he had found his soul mate.  This story focuses on soul mates. Why are they so special and where can they be found?  Read more…

Sounds of silence – What can you hear if you sit in a quite area and close your eyes? This story uses Paul Simon’s lyrics to listen to the Sounds of Silence.  Read more…

Stop – Sometimes it is hard to stop during our busy daily life! This story emphasises the importance of taking time out to find peace within ourselves. Read more…

Surviving with love – Maintaining a loving relationship can be difficult at times but we all need love to survive. Read more…

Take it easy – We all have our favourite songs that we enjoy hearing over and over. This story considers how sometimes the lyrics of songs we hear might contain a special personal message.  Read more… 

The call – It is my belief that during our lifetime we are all given numerous opportunities to recognise that God, not only exists in our life, but is inviting us to follow Him. Many brush these opportunities aside, not willing to take the risk of responding. Read more…

The company – Choosing future staff members can often involve a detailed selection process!  Here is a story about a company offering easy to obtain positions with considerable long term benefits. Read more…

The encounter – Do we wander through life more concerned with our own problems, most times totally unaware that we have all the help we need walking along beside us? Read more…

The humble shall be exaulted – How much did Jesus know about his future role as he was growing up? Why was Jesus unsure about when his public life should commence? This story looks a little closer at these questions. Read more…

The Invitation – Come back to me and don’t be afraid are words from the Hosea Song. This story looks at ways we can make these words a reality.  Read more…

The Link – Trying to understand God is beyond our human comprehension, beyond imagination. Yet there is a way we can get to know The Father. Read more…

The Magi – The wise men followed a star and found a baby in a stable! This story questions where we might search to find real meaning in this world. Read more…

The meaning of life –  Why are we here? What is our life all about? This story will help us as we search for our own understanding of the meaning of life.  Read more…

The Souvenir – Souvenirs remind us of special events in our past! This story takes us shopping for the ultimate souvenir. Read more…

Time – How effectively do we manage our time? This story takes time out to consider the time we allocate ourselves for different purposes. Read more…

Triers – How hard do we try to be the person God created us to be? This story will give us a goal for a converted try. Read more…

Triggers to the Trinity – It is always handy to remind ourselves that we are never alone in this world of ours. How we do this and still live our live with all its traumas and the constant action that surrounds us often depends on our minds and what I call ‘Triggers to the Trinity.’ Read more…

Trust – Can we really trust someone we don’t know very well? This story prepares us for the decisions we need to make if we are prepared to trust our God. Read more…

Up, up and away – The disciples might have been devastated when Jesus left them but how were they going to take the messages Jesus had given them without Jesus to lead them? This story looks at what inspired them and where we fit into the picture. Read more…

Valentine – What is this wonderful thing happening all around us? This story finds that there is love in the air. Read more…

Vigilance – Even though all is going well in our life, we need to be aware that ‘the evil one’ lurks in the background, waiting to sow seeds of doubt into our minds. Be wary. Read more…

Violation – We never know what suffering is occurring in the lives of those we meet. This  story looks at the special role required of a victim’s friend. Read more…

Wake up – Is it possible to be enthusiastic about our beliefs? This story helps us face up to the apathy some of us possess. Read more…

War – There is only pain, death and destruction associated with war! Here is an alternative to the fighting and the killing. Read more…

Welcome – Do we tend to judge some people because they are different? Here we see Jesus’ side of the story.  Read more…

Wedding Day – There are always lots of photos taken at weddings! This story tries to get the picture right. Read more…

What are we leaving behind us? – Do we ever stop to think what life might be like for our future generations? This story looks at what we are doing, or not doing, for those who are coming after us. Read more…

Who am I? – This story goes beyond just an invitation to consider our own answer to Jesus’ question: Who do we personally believe him to be? Is he merely a historical figure, a wise teacher, or something more profound? The story suggests a way of keeping up to date with our answer as we progress through our lives. Read more…

Wind – Winds vary in intensity from gentle vespers to howling gales! This story finds a message blowing in the wind. Read more...