Tag Archives: life

Aliens and Strangers

Hi everyone. Rob here. You may have noticed that the fabric of Western society is changing. Our immigrants now come from Asia and Africa instead of other Western countries. We host refugees who are from multiple faiths and many different … Continue reading

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The Path of Life

Hi everyone. Rob here. I’ve been reading in the Psalms recently and was struck by this beautiful verse in Psalm 16:11. You make known to me the path of life;     you will fill me with joy in your presence,     with … Continue reading

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Made for Beauty

Hi everyone. Rob here. Winter isn’t over yet but last week a perfect daffodil appeared in our garden. Blossom has started to emerge on the trees near my children’s school. I took a Sabbath in the coastal town of Raglan … Continue reading

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Go and Tell

Hi everyone. Rob here. In Mark 5 there’s a remarkable story about a man possessed by an army of demons who go by the name Legion. They have tormented this man causing him to cut himself with stones and giving … Continue reading

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Beyond Circumstance

Hi everyone. Rob here. 28 years ago on Easter Sunday, 1988, the Spirit of God summoned me to lay my life down and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. It wasn’t the beginning of my journey; God had always … Continue reading

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Life Wins

Hi everyone. Rob here. I was standing on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara, California, when a guy calls out “there’s whales!” Sure enough, just ahead of us a couple of Gray Whales, near the end of the annual migration north, … Continue reading

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Hungry for God

Hi everyone. Rob here. I can always tell when my children are having a growth spurt – they’re always hungry! For a time no meal is big enough and no banana is safe. The same thing applies to spiritual growth … Continue reading

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Trinity and Story

Hi everyone. Rob here. On Friday night myself and some of the men of my church gathered around a fire, ate home-made pizzas, drank a beer or juice and talked with each other. On Sunday our church service finished remarkably early … Continue reading

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Free to be Holy

Hi everyone. Rob here. Psalm 119 is an extensive meditation on holiness. Many think that it’s about law keeping but it’s main narrative is about the heart. The psalmists plea is that his heart be pure and turned towards God … Continue reading

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Communal Joy

Hi everyone, Rob here. Last night I was with my family watching our New Zealand cricket team beat our closest rivals and neighbours Australia. It was exhilarating stuff. The crowd was noisy and excited. It was joyous. I’m sure that … Continue reading

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