Author Archives: brandnewheartnz

Changing My Mind

Greetings everyone. Rob here. I’m about to head into a time of sabbatical for which I’m very grateful. It’s God’s perfect timing. For me, that means no sermons, no blogs and no social media. It’s an invitation to simplify and … Continue reading

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Let Us Rise

Hi everyone. Rob here. As I look out my office windows I see a lot of healthy, strong, leafy trees. I’m blessed to live in this city where trees, flowers and green spaces thrive. Just a few months ago those … Continue reading

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Not my Will

Hi everyone. Rob here. I once read some advice on parenting. It said that we’re trying to communicate 2 things to our children: You are loved more than you can possibly imagine. You are precious to us. You are not … Continue reading

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The Need to Re-Connect

Hi everyone. Rob here. Last week I wrote about how the past never stays in the past. On Sunday I saw a beautiful example of how the holy in the past can come through to the present as well. I … Continue reading

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Past, Present and Future

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of the fancy theological words we use to describe God is omnipresent – the ability to be everywhere, fully present, at the same time. This omnipresence extends to time. God is present in the past, … Continue reading

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Better Together

Hi everyone. Rob here. Last week I got called up for jury service and ended up being on a jury for a 6 day trial. One of the things that the judge kept insisting on was that our collective common … Continue reading

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Your Heart’s Wardrobe

Hello everyone. Rob here. After a series of beautiful spring days, a southerly storm has decided to wreak havoc on the country and upset everyone’s wardrobe choices! It’s a reminder that life does not follow a carefully orchestrated, linear path. … Continue reading

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