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The Fruits of our Roots

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of the joys of a New Zealand summer is the wonderful fruit that comes into season. Cherries, nectarines, apricots, plums and peaches, and all their varieties, will come to us before Christmas. Pears and apples … Continue reading

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A Sure Hope in Uncertain Times

Hi everyone. Rob here. A worship song that’s been resonating with me lately contains these lyrics, Take courage my heart Stay steadfast my soul He’s in the waiting – Kristene DiMarco, Bethel Music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r49V9QcYheQ) For a number of reasons the … Continue reading

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Grace Expectations

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of our biggest frustrations in life is that people don’t do what we want them to do when we want them to do it. There’s also no doubt that you too are one of those … Continue reading

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Storms Will Come

Hi everyone. Rob here. Last week New Zealand was hit by a powerful winter storm with wind, slips, snow and ice closing many roads and grounding flights and ferries. Many lost power. Some became trapped and had to spend a night … Continue reading

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Beyond Assumptions

Hi everyone. Rob here. A couple of times I have lived in the less desirable parts of my city. These areas have the reputation of being poor, high in crime, drugs and gang culture. The reality was quite different. Yes, families there were poorer … Continue reading

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Humanity, Humility and Hope

Hi everyone. Rob here. Last week there was a fascinating show on TV called “What Next?” It looked into what our country will look like in 20 years time and what can be done in problem areas like the environment, … Continue reading

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For Today

Hi everyone. Rob here. I often turn to the verse of the day on my Bible app in the early morning to help turn my mind and heart towards God and his kingdom. Yesterdays verse was particularly striking. Here it … Continue reading

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