National Magazine of the Lutheran Church of Australia
What happened between the moment I fell in love with my child and the moment I found myself on the floor, exhausted, depressed and defeated? Life and motherhood is what happened.
Parenting is not just about dealing with children; there’s a lot of head-scratching over work-life balance, sharing housework and dealing with different expectations.
Being a grandparent is vastly different from being a parent. Yet, there are challenges and fears, along with times of sheer delight and thankfulness just the same.
As the Lutheran World Federation’s (LWF) World Service Head of Operations, Australia’s Chey Mattner enjoys the challenge of serving the church in a global context.
When Elsa Matthias graduated from high school, the question: ‘Where do I go next?’ was at the forefront of her mind. Ever since, God has been forging global connections for her.
Australian-born Lutheran Peter Prove is a leading light in the world ecumenical community.
Rachel’s gambling addiction destroyed many relationships and almost cost her life. But she believes God saved her because he had plans for her.
Alcoholism prevented Gavin from having a relationship with his son Dion for many years. But, after the revival of his Christian faith, this ‘prodigal father’ has been welcomed into the life of his son.
When Matt Dutschke lost his family and his farm, he thought he had no reason to live. But now he believes he has been blessed with a second chance at happiness.
Whanganui Lutheran congregation on New Zealand’s North Island had faced closure as numbers fell. But God had other plans for them.