Category Archives: Spirituality

Getting Away

Hi everyone. Rob here. A few weeks ago I decided that it was time to get away. I had some writing to do and that was a good enough excuse to run off with God for the weekend. We needed … Continue reading

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Gently Does It

One of the fruits of the Spirit that is often overlooked, certainly by me at least, is gentleness. I was reminded of it when my minister visited another church and described it as “very gentle.” It struck me then just … Continue reading

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The Next Right Thing

Hi everyone. Rob here. Where is the hope? Is there good news anywhere? A mass shooting of children in Texas. Bomb and destroy in Ukraine. Nothing but bad news on the climate front. Inflation starting to run rampant. Increased violent … Continue reading

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Barking Dogs

Hi everyone. Rob here. I was walking home from the library this morning when I heard a dog barking and racing out of its driveway towards me. My first thought: Uh oh. Sure enough, the dog ran towards me and … Continue reading

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Isolation, Lent and Invitation

Hi everyone. Rob here. My son tested positive for Covid-19 last night so our family has just entered into a time of isolation. It’s not unexpected as our country experiences its first real nationwide surge of cases. It’s also the … Continue reading

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Spacious

Hi everyone. Rob here. Happy New Year everyone. At this stage it looks as if 2022 will have a similar level of uncertainty as 2020 and 2021 did before it. Covid is mutating and as it does so the world … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Paradox

Hi everyone. Rob here. In most western countries there is a debate going on about what it means to be free. In Aotearoa/New Zealand that debate has been been reignited by the most recent Covid-19 restrictions and the promise from … Continue reading

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Love In A Time Of Delta

Hi everyone. Rob here. We are entering a precarious time in New Zealand as the Delta variant of Covid-19 slowly but surely leaks out of Auckland and spreads through the country. In the meantime the pressure is on to get … Continue reading

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Play What’s in Front of You

Hi everyone Rob here. So once again we find ourselves in a level 4 lockdown as the Delta variant of Covid-19 tries to get its tentacles into Aotearoa/New Zealand. It’s an uncertain time and with uncertainty there comes the almost … Continue reading

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The Losses are Real

Hi everyone. Rob here. You may have noticed that it’s been a while between blogs. I’ve recently started a new job at a community centre which is good news. It does mean that I now have less time and less … Continue reading

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