Category Archives: trust

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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In The Shallows

Hi everyone. Rob here. Sometimes you need to take a moment and take stock of where you are and the direction you’re heading in. Yesterday I returned to the spot by the Waikato River where I received the call to … Continue reading

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No Other Life

Hi everyone. Rob here. I’ve been reading in Isaiah recently and I love these verses from chapter 55: “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine … Continue reading

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Let’s Say Yes

Christmas greetings everyone. Rob here. As the year comes to an end, I wonder how you’re interpreting the year that’s been for you? My wife, Kiley and I, were doing this last night as we pondered all that has happened … Continue reading

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Intimate Obedience

Seasons greetings everyone. Rob here. One of my favourite parts of the Christmas narrative is when Mary and Elizabeth come together in Luke 1:39-56. They are a study in contrasts. Mary is a young virgin, probably just a teenager. Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Why I Need Courage

Hi everyone. Rob here. Well, here I am sitting in a different office at a different desk, having finished up as a Pastor 2 weeks ago, with a new job title of Director of Brand New Heart Ministries. The title … Continue reading

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Losing Control

Hi everyone. Rob here. Have you ever stopped to think about all the things that you’re not in control of? When you drive you can only control how you drive, but not how anyone else drives. You can control what … Continue reading

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