Inspirational Stories

Inspirational stories have the power to uplift, encourage, and strengthen our faith. The Bible is filled with accounts of ordinary people who achieved extraordinary things through God's power and guidance. By sharing modern-day testimonies and stories of faith, we can inspire one another to trust in God's promises and persevere through life's challenges. This section features heartwarming and motivational stories that reflect God's love, grace, and faithfulness, reminding us that with Him, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).

The Inspirational Anna Meares

The Inspirational Anna Meares

As she prepared for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, cyclist Anna Meares reflected on her remarkable story so far with Nathan Brown.

Circle of Courage: learning from the past

Circle of Courage: learning from the past

Sioux Indian Luke Yellowrobe has a passion for young people and through the "Circle of courage" model of youth development, he's making a difference. Nathan Brown speaks with this passionate leader.

True Survivor: Stan Walker

True Survivor: Stan Walker

Winning Australian Idol 2009 may have changed the externals of his life, but inside it's already been transformed. Melody Tan chats to Stan Walker.

Joy Amid Poverty

Joy Amid Poverty

Oceans separate them, but they share the same hope.

Eye on the Olympics

Eye on the Olympics

There are important links between faith and athletics

Barrossa's Bounty

Barrossa's Bounty

This is a story of danger, courage, determination and faithfulness. This is the story of the early Adventists of South Australia's Barossa Valley.

Solomon Islands rural clinic gets facelift

Solomon Islands rural clinic gets facelift

The Kukudu Rural Health Clinic in Solomon Islands gets some sprucing up.

Cadel Evans: The Man Behind the Bars

Cadel Evans: The Man Behind the Bars

While the Australian road cyclist is at the top of his game, Braden Blyde discovers there's more to Evans than the sports-star stereotype.

Fire Destroys House at Pau

Fire Destroys House at Pau

A fire has destroyed a student village house at Pacific Adventist University (PAU).

Fred's Passion

Fred's Passion

His name is Fred, and he's on a mission to restore a little village church built in 1902.

Adventure on the High Seas

Adventure on the High Seas

Braving Solomon Seas: Missionary's Harrowing Journey - Dive into the gripping account of a missionary's treacherous voyage to Solomon Islands, battling the ocean's fury and clinging to faith amidst chaos.

The Day I Lost My Dad

The Day I Lost My Dad

Julie Guirgis’s father suffers from dementia. One day he wandered from home.

3 Testimony Clangers I Never Want To Hear Again

3 Testimony Clangers I Never Want To Hear Again

Am I jaded and cynical after 40 years of hearing Christian testimonies? Probably. But maybe there’s something here that could help you tell your testimony in a more effective way.

Change a life

Change a life

Sowing Signs is like sowing seeds. Both have the potential to bring forth new life.

Six Years

Six Years

“So what’s it like having a dead dad?” It's not a question you want to be asked shortly after losing your father.

Mark Webber's Long Race to the Top

Mark Webber's Long Race to the Top

In the face of bad fortune and enormous obstacles, a never-say-die attitude can still get you to the top. Glenis Lindley tracks the life of F1 driver Mark Webber.

Mastering the Art of Love

Mastering the Art of Love

Love is the most beautiful of gifts God has given to us. It’s worth taking a few minutes to figure out how to keep it alive. Let’s begin at the top . . .

A Special Gift at Christmas

A Special Gift at Christmas

The author recounts a Christmas gathering where a new friend, led by faith, gifts her the exact perfume she sacrificed for her family's needs, symbolizing God's presence in her struggles.

Not By Sight

Not By Sight

Born into a family of surfers, one could say the love of the salty ocean air courses through the veins of his body.

The Christ of the Crisis

The Christ of the Crisis

Geoffrey Garne reveals the God who is always with us.

At Face Value

At Face Value

Unravel the touching story of Gwen and Max, where a single shift in the ICU reveals the enduring impact of love, loss, and the human connection in the unlikeliest of places.

The Winston Aftermath

The Winston Aftermath

Months after a devastating cyclone hit Fiji, locals are still picking up the pieces. This is how one aid agency is helping

Manna from Perth

Manna from Perth

When Bev was 10, she made a resolution to give her love to the world. Why? Because she had never experienced love herself.

A Mothers Faith

A Mothers Faith

Annette Barlow finds solace in faith as her son David recovers from Hib meningitis, a testament to miracles and the power of prayer in their lives.

Gift of the century

Gift of the century

Our society increasingly measures people by the value of their possessions, but there’s an alternative that’s much better gift of the century.

Fish-losophy

Fish-losophy

How to experience joy and fulfilment in life

A Nobel Cause

A Nobel Cause

For more than 100 years, Nobel Prizes have been awarded each December 10th-the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death-for great achievements that benefit mankind. Susan Johnstone relives the life of the man behind the awards.

Grace in the delivery room

Grace in the delivery room

How do you treat someone who’s overwhelmed with guilt from their past with grace?

Bradley Trevor Greive: Perspective of a Blue Day

Bradley Trevor Greive: Perspective of a Blue Day

Author of 'The Blue Day' book, Bradley Trevor Greive, and other little books of thought

Rebounding Generosity

Rebounding Generosity

Both givers and receivers are rewarded.

Shauna’s on a mission to empower women around the world

Shauna’s on a mission to empower women around the world

It takes a lot of faith to walk away from a steady job and with no savings in the bank to follow God’s calling. But that’s exactly what Sydney Christian woman Shauna Ryan did earlier this year.

The Miracle of Love

The Miracle of Love

When he decided to accept God into his life, he turned his back on demon worship.

God Carried my Baby

God Carried my Baby

A serious heart condition threatened Karen Elengikal and her unborn child. Then God stepped in.

The surprise

The surprise

Fertility specialists told Glenn Townend's daughter, Amy, she would never have children. But God had another idea. (Two in fact!)

No Regrets

No Regrets

Reflecting on the significance of a day

Little Gods

Little Gods

For centuries cultures have created gods to meet their own needs. Loron Wade explores the nature of the one true God and explains the danger of false gods.

Love Is...

Love Is...

The word love has a hundred meanings. But when Sally Salmond saw one, she recognised it instantly.

I'm not a PK

I'm not a PK

"You’re a pastor’s kid, so you should really start behaving like one." Newsflash: having a parent as a pastor doesn't make someone a PK.

Hitting 90, and still here . . .

Hitting 90, and still here . . .

John Knight, aka media medic Dr James Wright, hitting 90, says he’s grateful after beating life-threatening cancer, twice.

An Extraordinary Woman

An Extraordinary Woman

Avy Curley was an ambassador for Indigenous Australia. She died earlier this year. Alan Holman tells her story.

Play At It

Play At It

Can a wheelchair become a throne? Jennifer Schwirzer suggests life is more about what we make of it than what it makes of us.

Seeking Out a Prophet

Seeking Out a Prophet

Throughout human history God has sent prophets to reveal His will and His plans. Here's the story of one such prophet and the blessing that resulted from seeking out the prophet of God.

New Orleans: City with a Heart and Soul

New Orleans: City with a Heart and Soul

A look at the city of New Orleans and its people

A Mother's Love

A Mother's Love

A more worthy woman would be hard to find. Christine Miles talks to New Zealand's recently crowned "Mother of the Year" Leanne Rouse.

Consider it a Gift

Consider it a Gift

All good things are gifts from God

No Limbs, No Limits

No Limbs, No Limits

Being born limbless has not stopped Nick Vujicic from going places. Glenis Lyndley caught up with Nick to find his motivation.

Finally Home

Finally Home

Imagine a time - and place - where pain and suffering have ended.

The Cancer Detour

The Cancer Detour

Embrace all of life and love it, says Ronda Armstrong, for even the parts we perceive as bad will contribute to its beauty.

A Winner's Lifestyle

A Winner's Lifestyle

How do you become a winner? Unpacking the disciplined regime of Kenyan athletes, Munetsi's conversation with Elijah Lagat highlights the symbiosis of physical training, high-altitude benefits, nutritional care, abstention from vices, and a prayerful life in forging champions.

Escape from Ice Island

Escape from Ice Island

Kids, this one's for you. James Standish shares the story of a young girl called Rachel and her incredible escape from ice island.

Petra Bagust: It's all about Love

Petra Bagust: It's all about Love

Is it possible to be a TV superstar and also the girl next door? Christine Miles reveals the refreshing attitude of New Zealand's Petra Bagust .

The Carol that Stopped a War

The Carol that Stopped a War

There is power in sharing-be it a gift, a meal or a song. Victor Parachin tells the story of the oft sung Christmas carol, "Silent Night."

Light on the Track

Light on the Track

Converting people on the Kokoda Track?

Is the Glass Half-Full?

Is the Glass Half-Full?

Trafford Fischer figures out what it takes to be happy.

A Different Plan

A Different Plan

When I was a little girl, I would go stay at my grandmother’s house just to be away from home. My parents didn’t love one another.

Gifts That Show You Care

Gifts That Show You Care

One of the most common Christmas traditions is exchanging gifts. Victor Parachin talks about gifts that people will appreciate even more than things.

Forgiven, Not Forgotten

Forgiven, Not Forgotten

His life spiraled out of control. Then, about to crashland, he came to his senses. Tony Lungren describes his journey to God.

You Don't Have to be an Olympian

You Don't Have to be an Olympian

You don't have to train like an athlete to enjoy the many benefits of exercise. Personal trainer Andrew Cate shows that the meaning of fitness is different for everyone.

Harping of Heaven

Harping of Heaven

A too literal view of heaven leads to conceptual difficulties. Better to keep it simple, suggests Kim Peckham, who has his own view of Paradise.

Hard luck

Hard luck

While regulators ignore appeals from the grassroots, the gambling industry continues to gobble up profits. All just harmless fun? Don’t bet on it.

The Born-again Bikie

The Born-again Bikie

Kimberley Ellison speaks to a former Hell's Angel.

Generosity in Spirit

Generosity in Spirit

It is more blessed to give than to receive. Victor Parachin shares a few of the gifts that bless everyone involved.

Crisis at 32,000 feet

Crisis at 32,000 feet

How a terrifying event while flying over a foreign country became a valuable lesson about reliance on God.

Simon McKeon

Simon McKeon

Nathan Brown spoke with the Australian of the Year about his "embarrassingly simple" message.

What I Learn From My Students

What I Learn From My Students

School is for learning-for teachers as well as students. Highschool teacher Julene Deurksen-Kapao explains.

The King's Island

The King's Island

How God rescued one small church on the edge of oblivion.

Full Circle

Full Circle

An orphan who became a teacher, then returned to where he'd been raised to hep others. Saona's story.

A long walk with Peter

A long walk with Peter

Peter Tripovich's 17,000 km journey on foot around Australia at 90 years old champions a cause for orphaned children, embodying selflessness and determination.

The Shared Life

The Shared Life

Modern-day intentional communities are more common than you might think and have much to offer their members and the wider community.

Along the Kokoda Track

Along the Kokoda Track

From the heart of Kokoda's past, read how Seventh-day Adventist missionaries transformed a culture of warriors into one of loyalty and love, culminating in the heroic acts of the Papuan 'angels' in wartime.

The Davison Brothers: Continuing the Dynasty

The Davison Brothers: Continuing the Dynasty

As motor-sports fans rev up for Australia's iconic Bathurst bash, Glenis Lindley speaks with two brothers, both with hopes of winning.

Still a Hero

Still a Hero

It is never easy to send someone off to war.Norman Young reflects on his father's heroic life.

What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

Does "a rose by any other name smell as sweet"? Nyree Tomkins reflects on the meaning of two names in the Bible.

Why

Why

Why did God allow the earthquake and tsunami to strike Japan?

A Gift of Friendship

A Gift of Friendship

From the former USSR to Australia is a long way to travel, but from agnostic to believer is even further, as Reg Brown tells.

"In remembrance of me"

"In remembrance of me"

The most impressive communion service this GI ever attended.

The God of His Sucess

The God of His Sucess

Going from NASA scientist to film producer is quite a step. Harold Finch talks about the secrets behind his achievements.

From Death Row to Life Row

From Death Row to Life Row

Harry Mitts shares the story of how he got to death row and how God got him off it.

God's Guiding Hand

God's Guiding Hand

At the worst of times, God often seems the closest. Glenis Lindley tells the story of one such day.

A step too far

A step too far

Confronted with her troubled past, Vicki finds solace in a pastor's reassurance of God's forgiveness, challenging her belief in the unpardonable sin and reigniting her faith.

A very important park

A very important park

Amidst personal battles with health and loss, Rollo Meyers finds solace in the flourishing park he cultivated, which stands as a testament to community spirit and the enduring memory of his wife.

Loss

Loss

A daughter killed in a car accident. A husband lost to a heart attack. Yet for Jaclyn Barr, the greatest tragedies in life are outweighed by an even greater hope.

The Least of These

The Least of These

The rejects of society are precious to Jesus. Diana Smith* tells about her friendship with one of these.

How to be a better man

How to be a better man

The secret to being a real man, says Victor Parachin, is to learn the fine art of kindness.

Striving for Gold: Tamsyn Lewis

Striving for Gold: Tamsyn Lewis

Robert Drane talks with one of Australia's Olympic medal hopes about things that are important to her, on and off the running track.

The Night That Changed My Life

The Night That Changed My Life

At around 2 am, after a night of dancing, and on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Ian Grice encountered something that brought him to his knees, then a lifetime of service for Christ.

Escape from Nicaragua

Escape from Nicaragua

This is the story of Freddy Zeledon, an Adventist refugee who fled Nicaragua.

The Journey Home

The Journey Home

A knock on the door one day gave Coral* the answer she'd been seeking for 60 years.

Prayer, prostitutes and the power of love

Prayer, prostitutes and the power of love

"Women are built to be loved, especially through sex, and to have no love and just cold sex is very empty."

Remember

Remember

As nations commemorate their fallen soldiers in the wars of old, the world forgets a remembrance of a different kind.

3.33.33

3.33.33

It didn’t matter where Joshua Corda looked—at signs, number plates, clocks or speedometers—the same numbers kept popping up everywhere. What did they mean? Was the universe trying to tell him something?

Rescued from Prison

Rescued from Prison

Helen Eager has been fighting for a better life for society’s most vulnerable in India, Nepal and Bangladesh for more than three decades

Little Star

Little Star

Get ready to be moved. This story about a little star will touch your heart in a big way.

Keeping the Angels Busy

Keeping the Angels Busy

Steve Plahn always greets you with a friendly smile. He looks well, happy and full of energy, but that was not the case on August 2, 2005, reports Warren Somerville.

Jessicah Schipper: "I Just Love Swimming"

Jessicah Schipper: "I Just Love Swimming"

One of Australia's Olympic hopes explains her passion for swimming-and encouraging others to have a go. She spoke with Nathan Brown.

Moving Forward, Going Back

Moving Forward, Going Back

Mary Lane recently returned to Papua New Guinea, 13 years after her husband Les Anderson was killed in a plane crash.

Michael Campbell: a model of success

Michael Campbell: a model of success

Hard work and tenacity are the keys to success in any endeavour

My Valentine, Melvin

My Valentine, Melvin

Receiving Valentines Day gifts has both an upside and downside, as Lynn Ruth Miller found out.

God's Golden Acre

God's Golden Acre

Those who die of HIV / AIDS in Africa are not its only victims

Praise From a Priest

Praise From a Priest

Valasi Adventist Primary School, on the remote island of Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands), is the only Adventist primary school serving Catholic communities in this mountainous region.