Tag Archives: hope

Rejoicing and Mourning

Hi everyone. Rob here. In Romans 12:15 the Apostle Paul writes this: Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. This is one of those sayings that’s easy to say and much harder to do. The hardest part … Continue reading

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A Tough and Rugged Peace

Kia ora everyone. Rob here. As I look around at my church family I see people experiencing the full spectrum of human experience. Some have just faced a tragic loss. Others are anticipating the birth of a child. Still others … 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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Scaling the Heights

Hi everyone. Rob here. Isaiah 40:28-31 says this, Do you not know?     Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,     the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary,     and his understanding no one can fathom. … Continue reading

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The Power of Dying

Hi everyone. Rob here. We’ve been going through 1 Corinthians as a church this year. It’s amazing just how many issues in that book seem so current today: Homosexuality, sexuality in general, gender issues, the divide between rich and poor, … Continue reading

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The Practice of Delight

Hi everyone. Rob here. My daughter (8) has taken to impersonating her Mum’s dancing. It is hilarious to watch. My son (10) went off on a passionate spiel the other day about a lesson he had learned at school. It was … 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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