Tag Archives: love

Love In A Time Of Delta

Hi everyone. Rob here. We are entering a precarious time in New Zealand as the Delta variant of Covid-19 slowly but surely leaks out of Auckland and spreads through the country. In the meantime the pressure is on to get … Continue reading

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The Losses are Real

Hi everyone. Rob here. You may have noticed that it’s been a while between blogs. I’ve recently started a new job at a community centre which is good news. It does mean that I now have less time and less … Continue reading

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My Peace I Give You

Hi everyone. Rob here. Like many of you I have watched with growing concern the escalation of violence in the ongoing Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Having visited there 18 months ago the concern is more personal. I can see the faces of … Continue reading

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God is God and I Am Not

Hi everyone. Rob here. Kiley and I were talking today about our respective journeys in learning to trust that God is in charge. It got me thinking about the fine lines of Christian language. When we say that God is … Continue reading

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The Right Kind of Security

Hi everyone. Rob here. Many of us would crave a sense of security right now I’m sure. The world remains in a perilous condition, and with the dramatisation that media and social media brings to life, it can feel more … Continue reading

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Measuring By The Decade

Hi everyone. Rob here. 10 years ago this week my friend David and I began this blog in order to give expression to the life of the heart in relation to Christian faith. I want to thank all of the … Continue reading

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A Profound Humility

Seasons greetings everyone. Rob here. This Christmas let’s not pretend that all is well in the world. Let’s not pretend that we don’t have our own sufferings to contend with. Let’s not pretend that we have all the answers about … 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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The Great Inclusion

Hi everyone. Rob here. I took a few weeks off writing to work on the election we had in our country recently. I greeted people, helped them through the voting process and helped in the counting part of it as … Continue reading

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Shaken but Strong

Hello everyone. Rob here. It’s my daughter’s birthday today and my son’s next week. They are growing up and their parents are growing older. It’s a reminder, once again, that life is constant change and transition. 2020 has been one … Continue reading

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