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Highlands Post Column Feb-2017

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On a weekend in March 2014 the newspapers reported a story about Sarwath Ahmed Gafoor, a man with an honesty problem. “I have a confession to make,” he said. “I’m a bad guy.” Gafoor was owning up to being a compulsive liar. The article recounted how in one week, with the aid of a clicker,…

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Highlands Post Column Jan-2017

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How do you find your way around these days? Like many people, you probably use Google or Apple Maps. So, is one better than the other? For quite a while Apple Maps had Manly Beach located in the middle of Sydney Harbour! But when it comes to heaven as a destination, which religion has the…

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Highlands Post Column Dec-2016

Highlands Post

Sound doesn’t travel very well after a fresh fall of snow. Soft flakes on the ground and up in the trees absorb sound waves. It’s why winter time in Northern Europe can be so still and tranquil. In just such a winter, back in 1818, two Austrian friends wrote a gentle Christmas Carol called Silent…

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Highlands Post Column Nov-2016

Highlands Post

The popularity of building model aeroplanes has been losing altitude for a while now. They’re certainly not flying like they used to. After all, why fiddle with finicky, bits of plastic when you can instantly gratify yourself with the ‘Story of Flight’ on Netflix or fly in the cockpit of a jetliner (on your smart…

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Highlands Post Column Oct-2016

Highlands Post

When you’re faced with the very worst of times where do you put your trust and hope? Here is one woman’s story. At the beginning of this year I was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Being a female, non-smoker in my late thirties I’m completely outside the usual demographic for that diagnosis. The doctors themselves were…

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Highlands Post Column Sep-2016

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Deborah’s story* My name is Deborah. Until the genocide in 1994 I lived here in Ruhengeri (Rwanda in central Africa) with my husband and eleven children. One evening my son Innocent had cooked for the family. While we were sitting there on the floor, one of the children said that soldiers were approaching. A few…

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Highlands Post Column Aug-2016

Highlands Post

Brandon smiled at me again. He was frustrated and I admit, so was I. “Okay,” I said, “So you’re saying that I’m wrong for telling other people that they’re wrong?” “Yes!” he said. “That’s right!” “But hang on,” I said, “Brandon, you don’t believe in right or wrong. So how can you say it’s wrong…

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Highlands Post Column Jul-2016

Highlands Post

Jesus’s command is this, ‘Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another’ (John 13:34). Who can argue with love? So deeply is the goodness and rightness of love built into our psyche and nature that it’s like North on a compass. We know if we want to travel in…

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Highlands Post Column Jun-2016

Highlands Post

Alice has a 25-year-old son who recently moved out of home to get married. He’s super busy with work. He’s on social media a lot too. His mum knows because she can see how active he is on Facebook. But when she sends him messages he rarely responds. He says he’s too busy. Peter only…

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Highlands Post Column May-2016

Highlands Post

It was Wilson A. Bentley who said he’d “never seen two snowflakes alike”. And people trusted the Vermont farmer because he was a pioneer in photographing snowflakes in the early twentieth century. But Bentley only photographed a little more than 5000. Then in 1988, while looking under a microscope at high altitude, Nancy Knight, a…

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