Category Archives: relationships

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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Background Music

Hi everyone. Rob here. I watched a fascinating documentary last night about the group of session musicians known as “The Wrecking Crew.” They were an incredibly talented collection of LA based players who played on some of the biggest records … Continue reading

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You Are Not Alone

Kia Ora everyone. Rob here. Last week I was at our annual Pastor’s retreat for our movement. The great benefit of the retreat is being with others who understand your world, speak the same language, share the same frustrations and … Continue reading

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Fiji Time

Bula Vinaka everyone. Rob here. As you may deduce from the above greeting I have recently returned from Fiji, where our church has just completed a short-term mission trip. One of the strong convictions we have as a team, is … Continue reading

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Bodily Dysfunction

Kia ora everyone. Rob here. At the core of dysfunctional relationship is the desire to bend others to do your will. It leads very easily to manipulation, bullying, diminishing and even, violence. We see it in political affairs, in workplaces, … Continue reading

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One on One Devotion

Hi everyone. Rob here. It’s the school holidays at the moment and both of our kids have been experiencing some extended Nana time. They’ve been visiting her one at a time, meaning that they get to experience the love Nana … Continue reading

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Rejoicing and Mourning

Hi everyone. Rob here. In Romans 12:15 the Apostle Paul writes this: Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. This is one of those sayings that’s easy to say and much harder to do. The hardest part … Continue reading

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Reconciliation is Reality

Hi everyone. Rob here. 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 is a favourite passage of mine and has been on my heart lately. It says this:  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this … Continue reading

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Relating like Jesus

Happy New Year everyone. Rob here. Last week our family was camping in one of our best beach towns: Whitianga, in the beautiful Coromandel area. The weather was sunny and warm. The surf was friendly and fun. But what made … Continue reading

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Grace Expectations

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of our biggest frustrations in life is that people don’t do what we want them to do when we want them to do it. There’s also no doubt that you too are one of those … Continue reading

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