Category Archives: faith

Tapestries

Hello everyone. Rob here. We’re getting some renovations done on our house. For years we have struggled with it being too small in parts, too cold in parts and it not quite working for how we actually live our lives. … Continue reading

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Big and Small

Hi everyone. Rob here. I have noticed two things about my faith in Jesus that help me in everyday life. One is that it connects me to a bigger story, the kingdom of God. My faith tells me that I … Continue reading

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God is God and I Am Not

Hi everyone. Rob here. Kiley and I were talking today about our respective journeys in learning to trust that God is in charge. It got me thinking about the fine lines of Christian language. When we say that God is … Continue reading

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Faith, Doubt and Desire

Hi everyone. Rob here. On Sunday we reflected on the story of Thomas and, in another group I belong to, we’re reflecting on the story of the raising of Lazarus. Both of these stories contain profound interaction between faith, doubt … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Paradox

Greetings everyone. Rob here. Following Jesus in this world is a bit like swimming against the tide with the wind at your back. I choose those contradictory and almost nonsensical images deliberately. There is an energy that comes from the … Continue reading

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Changing Your Perspective

Hi everyone. Rob here. I wonder how your self-talk’s been this last week? What have you been telling yourself? I ask this because of the enormous power our self-talk wields over our lives. It has more power than facts, more … Continue reading

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Kingdom Partners

Hi everyone. Rob here again. Yesterday was my wife’s birthday. It also marked 10 years since the devastating Christchurch earthquakes that impacted our whole country to some degree. On a personal level, it was also 10 years since I flew … Continue reading

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At The Crossroads

Hi everyone. Rob here. I love these words of God found in Jeremiah 6:16, ‘Stand at the crossroads and look;    ask for the ancient paths,ask where the good way is, and walk in it,    and you will find rest for your souls. … Continue reading

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Ultimate Allegiance

Hi everyone. Happy New Year. Rob here. 2021 arrived with the hope that it would herald a new beginning after the turbulence and upheaval that 2020 brought us. Then we had the storming of the Capitol building in Washington D.C, … Continue reading

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Courage and Joy

Hi everyone. Rob here. Last night our family gathered around the TV and watched the movie, Wonder. It tells the story of a 10 year old boy named Auggie who has Treacher Collins Syndrome. After multiple surgeries he has a … Continue reading

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