Signs of the Times

December 2006 Issue | Vol 121 No 12

Articles in This Issue:

Battling Self-consciousness
Battling Self-consciousness
Even now I am married, I am still selfconscious and unhappy about my looks.
You are Never Alone
You are Never Alone
Christmas is meant to be a symbol of hope. It tells us we are not alone, that there is a Person behind the cosmos who cares.
Dangerous Love
Dangerous Love
When Mary was called to love, she had no idea what it would cost her. And neither do we. Trudy Morgan-Cole tells the story.
More Than Meets the Eye
More Than Meets the Eye
Some mothers have eyes in the back of their heart.
Our New Religion
Our New Religion
Nathan Brown considers an obsession described as our new national religion-and the alternative.
Alone for Christmas
Alone for Christmas
Those separated from loved ones need not despair.
Our Times: December 2006
Our Times: December 2006
Jesus Christ has been the reason for the existence of Signs of the Times since its inception 120 years ago.
Christmas at Our Place
Christmas at Our Place
Every family has its own traditions that make Christmas authentic. Harold Harker explores his past and the future.
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.
In Pursuit of Happiness
In Pursuit of Happiness
Modern science and ancient wisdom team up to make your day. Darren Morton explains.
Origin of the Species
Origin of the Species
Children are often said to have their "father's eyes" or "mother's smile." David Edgren demonstrates that our human nature reveals our heavenly Father.
How Kids Manipulate Us
How Kids Manipulate Us
We've all seen them in the shopping centre- kids who control their parents. But what do we do when we get home and discover they are our kids? Susan Davis makes some helpful suggestions.
Medical Hotline: December 2006
Medical Hotline: December 2006
Medical Hotline with Dr James Wright
The Real Deal
The Real Deal
Is Jesus really the Son of God? Check out some Bible prophecies with Bob Donaldson that give a clear answer.
Consider it a Gift
Consider it a Gift
All good things come from God
More Than a Good Idea
More Than a Good Idea
The gift of music as embodied by Australia's most successful acappella group - The Idea of North
The Nurture of God
The Nurture of God
We are all followers. Those who would rule our lives abound. Samir Selmanavic offers up an invitation to follow, and follow well, a worthy Master.
Healthy Gift Ideas
Healthy Gift Ideas
For many people, the festive season can bring too many indulgences, resulting in unwanted sluggishness and weight gain. Why not give your friends and family something more energising this Christmas?
Taking the Humbug out of Christmas Finances
Taking the Humbug out of Christmas Finances
Ebenezer Scrooge's three spirits of Christmas still live on if you let them. Gordon Botting suggests three ways to save money without losing spirit.
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