Author Archives: brandnewheartnz

The Need to Walk

Hi everyone. Rob here. Last week I enjoyed a wonderful, refreshing Pastor’s Retreat by the shores of Lake Taupo. There was just one problem. I forgot my pillow. Yes, I’m now one of those people that has to cart their … Continue reading

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The Rest Between Two Notes

Hi everyone, David here. To wait is to learn the spiritual grace of detachment, the freedom of desire. Not the absence of desire, but desire at rest. St. John of the Cross lamented that “the desires weary and fatigue the … Continue reading

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Put the Phone Down!

Hi everyone, Rob here. A recent article in The Atlantic highlighted the dangers of excessive screen time and a heavy diet of social media for today’s teenagers. Feelings of loneliness, despair and worthlessness were common. They struggle to connect face to face with … Continue reading

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The Practice of Delight

Hi everyone. Rob here. My daughter (8) has taken to impersonating her Mum’s dancing. It is hilarious to watch. My son (10) went off on a passionate spiel the other day about a lesson he had learned at school. It was … Continue reading

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No Pressure

Hi everyone. Rob here. A talented pianist called Tokio Myers won this years Britain’s Got Talent. When asked who his hero was he named his music teacher from High School. The teacher had simply done his job, passed on his … Continue reading

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After the Storm

Hi friends, David here. In three of the four Gospels, the writers record an incident that caused Jesus’ 12 disciples to be astonished and afraid. While crossing the Sea of Galilee, a turbulent storm put them in real peril. Jesus, … Continue reading

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Storms Will Come

Hi everyone. Rob here. Last week New Zealand was hit by a powerful winter storm with wind, slips, snow and ice closing many roads and grounding flights and ferries. Many lost power. Some became trapped and had to spend a night … Continue reading

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