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by Donald Geddes — last modified Jan 22, 2016 01:08 PM
Things to think about

Gone Missing

In Australia someone is reported missing every 18 minutes by someone who cares.

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Dealing with Stress

We are told that 75% of all doctor visits are stress related. Stress is a major health issue which cannot be ignored. It leads to anxiety, depression and burn-out.

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Facial Recognition—No Hiding

God operates the perfect facial recognition!

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The G20: what did it achieve?

The G20 or group of twenty countries with the richest economies meets annually to discuss mainly economic issues which transcend national boundaries. Its meetings in Brisbane were hailed as a great success — but what exactly did it achieve?

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Islamic Rage

The atrocities being committed by the Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq have been described by world leaders as “pure evil.”

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Stars

The world-wide outpouring of grief over the death of Philip Hughes was remarkable. The fact that a fine young man could be killed playing cricket is almost unbelievable.

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Cosmetic Chaos

Last week thousands lined up to rush the opening of the French Cosmetic Chain Sephora’s first store in Australia. Over 1000 waited in the heat outside with staff providing them with ice creams! Sephora has over 1000 stores world wide and plans opening more in Australia.

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Christmas Farce

When I went looking for Christmas cards that depicted the birth of Christ I was astounded to find how few were available. Most featured Santa, reindeers, Christmas trees, bells and decorations or snow scenes. Finally I found a packet marked “Religious”.

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The Robots Are Coming

Now that Baxter the Robot can see, robots are breaking out of factories and taking up jobs in the community. This Baxter robot at Q.U.T. can pick capsicums but will soon be able to manage many more tasks in the community.

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Easter: Farce or Force

Nothing could be more insulting to God than if we celebrate Easter by adoration of the Easter Bunny and over-indulgence of chocolate Easter eggs.

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Middle East Christians Wiped Out

Christianity came to the Middle East at the same time Paul took it to countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Now, with the conflict in Syria worsening, there is the very real possibility that Christianity in this region will be wiped out.

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Mothers Day

“My Mum couldn’t cope with domestic violence. She killed herself four weeks ago. She was the only person I ever needed in my life and I miss her so much.”

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Weddings: are they worth it?

According to a recent survey, an average wedding in Australia will cost $36,200! No wonder 30% of couples choose to live together before marriage simply because they cannot afford to get married. This is a matter of great concern.

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The Heart of the Matter

An 8 year old girl who underwent a heart transplant had constant nightmares about being brutally murdered. It was discovered that her new heart originally belonged to a 10 year old who was murdered.

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Poor Sheep!

The revelation of animal cruelty in the greyhound racing industry has been universally condemned and rightfully so. But a complaint of animal cruelty lodged with the RSPCA against a shearer for swearing at a sheep is something altogether different.

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Our World in Trouble?

According to predictions made in the 1970s millions of people ought to be dying of starvation by now because of the increase in population outstripping the production of food.

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Suncorp Stadium

Suncorp Stadium saw a sell-out crowd flock to see the final State of Origin Rugby League clash last week.

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Glorious Transformation

The beautiful Ulysses butterfly is a marvel of creation which can teach us two important lessons.

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