Tag Archives: faith

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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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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Let The Good Seed Grow

Hi everyone. Rob here. As we seek to interpret the times we’re living in, I find that it’s hard to go past Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the weeds in Matthew 13:24-30. A farmer plants good seed in his … Continue reading

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All In

Hi everyone. Rob here. It’s a beautiful Autumn day here in Hamilton, NZ. The leaves in my neighbourhood are changing colour quite dramatically. A few are out mowing their lawn. There are people walking the dog and playing with their … Continue reading

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What Are We Waiting For?

Hi everyone. Rob here. I’m writing this on Easter Saturday. It’s the in-between day. The day of waiting. It sits between death and life; despair and hope; the past and the future; the old and the new; darkness and dawn. … Continue reading

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Be Kind To Your Heart

Hi everyone. Rob here. I’ve been doing a series on the three┬ásimple guidelines that I use to help me be kind to myself each day. Have I taken care of my body? Have I taken care of my mind? Have … Continue reading

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Fragility, Fallenness, Fear and Faith

Hi everyone. Rob here. We are about to enter a time of lockdown here in New Zealand as we respond to the threat of Covid-19. As far as lockdowns go it’s fairly comfortable. Electricity continues to flow. Supermarkets are open … 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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Surrendering the Pain

Hi everyone. Rob here. You may have noticed that when it comes to the spiritual life, mind, body and heart are all connected. Unhealthy thinking can leave our hearts deflated and our bodies lacking energy. Our hearts can suffer when … Continue reading

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