Tag Archives: faith

The Beautiful Paradox

Greetings everyone. Rob here. Following Jesus in this world is a bit like swimming against the tide with the wind at your back. I choose those contradictory and almost nonsensical images deliberately. There is an energy that comes from the … Continue reading

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Kingdom Partners

Hi everyone. Rob here again. Yesterday was my wife’s birthday. It also marked 10 years since the devastating Christchurch earthquakes that impacted our whole country to some degree. On a personal level, it was also 10 years since I flew … Continue reading

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At The Crossroads

Hi everyone. Rob here. I love these words of God found in Jeremiah 6:16, ‘Stand at the crossroads and look;    ask for the ancient paths,ask where the good way is, and walk in it,    and you will find rest for your souls. … Continue reading

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God Comes Through

Hi everyone. Rob here. Have you ever noticed that it rains the hardest at the edge of the storm, just before it passes? The hill is steepest just before the summit. You all know the cliché, “It’s always darkest just … Continue reading

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Ultimate Allegiance

Hi everyone. Happy New Year. Rob here. 2021 arrived with the hope that it would herald a new beginning after the turbulence and upheaval that 2020 brought us. Then we had the storming of the Capitol building in Washington D.C, … Continue reading

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Courage and Joy

Hi everyone. Rob here. Last night our family gathered around the TV and watched the movie, Wonder. It tells the story of a 10 year old boy named Auggie who has Treacher Collins Syndrome. After multiple surgeries he has a … Continue reading

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The Practice of Love

Hi everyone. Rob here. In the book of James we see the old sage dispensing wisdom to his audience. It is wisdom born out of experience. As the leader of the Jerusalem church he had seen it all: Persecution, famine, … Continue reading

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Loving and Ruling

Hi everyone. Rob here. This weekend my guys group had planned a road trip to Hawkes Bay. This morning we found out that wild weather and downed power lines meant that our accommodation had to be cancelled. We have made … Continue reading

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Obedience and Freedom

Hi everyone. Rob here. The readings in The Revised Common Lectionary on Sunday included an abridged version of the 10 Commandments. I had the privilege of leading the liturgy on Sunday and I made the comment that modern society sees … Continue reading

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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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