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He Is Always Good

Kia ora everyone. Rob here. As I thought about today’s blog, the question came to me: What would be really good to know right now? The answer, I believe is that God is and always will be good. A helpful … Continue reading

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Naming the Grief

Hello everyone. Rob here. There is a sense right now that the world is grieving. We are seeing the stages of grief being played out in the public sphere – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance – as we come … Continue reading

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He Is Our Help

Hi everyone. Rob here. This morning I found myself thinking about Psalm 121. It starts like this: I lift up my eyes to the mountains –    where does my help come from?2 My help comes from the Lord,    the Maker of heaven and earth. I … Continue reading

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Love and Joy

Hi everyone. Rob here. John Eldredge was once given this bit of advice: The enemy is out to steal your joy. In a year like this one – pandemic, lockdowns, economic upheaval, race protests, climate protests, school shutdowns and the … Continue reading

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I Agree With Love

Greetings everyone. Rob here. God is love. I wonder how well you’re believing that this year? Do you believe that whatever God is up to in our world right now is being done out of perfect love? Do you believe … 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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We Are All Human

Hi everyone. Rob here. Two nights ago I watched the award winning movie, “Twelve Years a Slave.” Based on a true story, it tells the tale of Solomon Northup, a free man who was abducted and placed into slavery in … Continue reading

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Building Resilience

Hi everyone. Rob here. Ancient Israel was always a nation in transition. Moving from being wandering ex-slaves in the desert to a nation-state is a difficult move. Moving from a tribal model to a monarchical one is also a big … Continue reading

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