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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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Dishwashing

I’m sitting here thinking about these words that Jesus spoke to the Pharisees recorded in Matthew 23:25-26: “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are so careful to clean the outside of the … Continue reading

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My Peace I Give You

Hi everyone. Rob here. Like many of you I have watched with growing concern the escalation of violence in the ongoing Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Having visited there 18 months ago the concern is more personal. I can see the faces of … Continue reading

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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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Easter Is Just Beginning

Easter doesn’t end with Easter Sunday and the Resurrection of Jesus. Really. That may signal the end of the Easter holiday but, in reality, Easter is just beginning. It will culminate with the Ascension of Jesus to the Father’s right … Continue reading

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Lasting Victory

Hi everyone. Rob here. We’re in Holy Week as we build towards the trial, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, our older brother, our Lord and King, our friend and rescuer. On Sunday we reflected on Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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The Right Kind of Security

Hi everyone. Rob here. Many of us would crave a sense of security right now I’m sure. The world remains in a perilous condition, and with the dramatisation that media and social media brings to life, it can feel more … Continue reading

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