Tag Archives: Heart

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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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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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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An Intimate Life

Hi everyone. Rob here. I wonder what the word intimacy does to your heart? It’s a beautiful word but it’s also a truly frightening word. While it speaks of love and closeness and beauty, it also speaks of vulnerability and … Continue reading

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Noticing Life

Greetings everyone. Rob here. In the middle of winter, as it is here in Aotearoa – New Zealand, life can start to feel like drudgery. The weather’s a bit bleak, energy levels are down, your nose always seems to be … Continue reading

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Jumping the Tribal Fence

Hi everyone. Rob here. As human beings we tend to be tribal. We’re attracted to people like us. Our friends speak the same language, share a similar standard of living, of education and values. But to live tribally means to … Continue reading

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Guard Your Hope

Hi everyone. Rob here. As I’ve been taking my daily walk through the park I’ve been noticing that some of the trees seem to be on a significant lean. It’s been a stormy week and I wonder if these trees … Continue reading

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Hearts, Hands and Plates

Kia ora everyone. Rob here. We seem to live in a world where people want something from us all the time. Another ‘deal’ has arrived in my inbox. Do these people know how quickly it goes to trash? Advertisers are … Continue reading

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Making Your Heart Roomy

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of my favourite Christmas carols is “Joy to the World.” Among it’s plethora of wonderful words and themes is this little gem in verse 1: Let every heart prepare him room This is the big … Continue reading

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The Immediacy of God’s Love

Hi everyone. Rob here. Both my kids believe in the power of a good cuddle. Their cuddles come anytime, anywhere (well, almost!) and in any situation. Even if they’re mad at Mum or Dad they still hug it out. An … Continue reading

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