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03
Jan

The Five Love Languages

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People express and receive love in different ways. Dr Gary Chapman identifies them as the five love languages. In The Five Love Languages, you will find a couple’s guide to help you work as a team. Before you know it, you’ll learn to speak and understand the unique languages of love and effectively express your […]

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06
Oct

The Prime Minister – NSLF 2016

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Introduced by Scott Morrison, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull talks about how leadership and service begins in the home. Turnbull talks about living your values, not just in public, but at home, with your family, and with yourself as a person. He looks at being comfortable in your own skin, and how at the core of […]

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11
Jan

A Love Worth Giving

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Loving people isn’t easy. The vow-breakers, truth-benders. The money-grubbers and backstabbers we meet, work with, and marry. How do you love someone who is hard to love? In a Love Worth Giving, Max Lucado explores what he calls “the forgotten steps for relationships”. Title: A love worth giving Subtitle: Living in the overflow of God’s […]

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03
Dec

The Only Gift That Counts- Jon Owen

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The following thought is from Jon Owen of Urban Neighbours of Hope. Jon has been a regular speaker at the Forum, and lives and works in the community in Mt. Druitt in Sydney’s Western suburbs. He and his family live out the idea of servant leadership in a very tangible and humble way amongst their […]

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30
Nov

Reconnecting with Compassion – Krista Tippett

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The term “compassion” — typically reserved for the saintly or the sappy — has fallen out of touch with reality. At a special TEDPrize@UN, journalist Krista Tippett deconstructs the meaning of compassion through several moving stories, and proposes a new, more attainable definition for the word. Title: Reconnecting with Compassion Author: Krista Tippett Format: TedTalk […]

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25
Nov

Unlovable Self – Revolworks

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©Brad at revolworks.com   December 21, 2007 Give It a Break Today it makes sense. I don’t know why it makes sense today, but it does. Here’s the thing: I always suspected that when someone got too close to me, he or she would be repelled, and I would suffer rejection. This has become a […]

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26
May

The Soul-Probing Question- Alyssa Henry

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Was I the only one who approached the NSLF Alumni Event with a mild sense of dread? Excitement, certainly, but also that niggling feeling of unease that comes when you know you’re about to be pushed outside of your comfort zone. As Friday night rolled around and I headed off to the Saxton’s (secretly grateful […]

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08
May

Lasting Influence – Jock Cameron

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Lasting Influence brings fresh insights and inspiration to the challenge of becoming a good leader. Drawing ancient wisdom from arguably history’s most influential person, Lasting Influence is an essential handbook for leadership practitioners in all walks of life, and for those hoping to become so one day. After consulting closely with political, business, community and […]

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08
May

The Slow Work of Becoming – Jock Cameron

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The Slow Work of Becoming By Jock Cameron Leo Tolstoy 1828-1910 Leo Tolstoy was perhaps the greatest novelist of his time. He was also a profound Christian thinker and wrote a book called The Kingdom of Heaven is Within You, among other spiritual works. He was a proclaimer of non-violence and a champion of the […]

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15
Jan

Adam God’s Beloved – Henri J. M. Nouwen

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Book Review written by Madeleine Jones, a 2015 NSLF Intern In Adam God’s Beloved, Henri (a priest and theologian) moves to a community home in Canada providing full time care for heavily disabled young adults. He tells the story of his relationship with a man, named Adam. Reading of Henri’s friendship with Adam enriched me, […]

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