Category Archives: trust

Diving Into A New Decade

Hi everyone. Rob here. In less than 3 weeks I turn 50. When I started this blog I was about to turn 40 and excited about a decade mining the riches of the life of the heart I had discovered. … 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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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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God Comes Through

Hi everyone. Rob here. Have you ever noticed that it rains the hardest at the edge of the storm, just before it passes? The hill is steepest just before the summit. You all know the cliché, “It’s always darkest just … Continue reading

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Waiting

Happy Advent everyone. Rob here. The season of Advent is a season of waiting. We’re all waiting for something it seems: a vaccine, racial justice, political change, a job, love, a miracle, you name it. What are you waiting for? … Continue reading

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The Practice of Love

Hi everyone. Rob here. In the book of James we see the old sage dispensing wisdom to his audience. It is wisdom born out of experience. As the leader of the Jerusalem church he had seen it all: Persecution, famine, … Continue reading

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Believing What God Believes

Hi everyone. Rob here. I was irritable last night. I was grumping at my teenage son for having expensive ideas after a week where we’d had to pay some big bills. Behind my irritability was fear and shame. Brand New … Continue reading

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Know Your Bible!

Hi everyone. Rob here. In New Zealand at the moment we’re living with an uneasy freedom. Our success in eliminating community transmission of Covid-19 means that we’re enjoying freedoms that many parts of the world can only dream of. But … Continue reading

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When We Don’t Have The Answers

Hi everyone. Rob here. I have been reading the first few chapters of Jeremiah. Jeremiah was given the call to be a prophet, a spokesperson for God, as a very young man, probably mid to late teens. Josiah, a good … Continue reading

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Faith not Fear

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of the most radical things that God tells his people in Scripture is this: Fear not. There are other variants. Do not be afraid, do not worry, do not be frightened. We live in a … Continue reading

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