Tag Archives: spirituality

Rethinking Church: The Meeting Serves the Message

Hi everyone. Rob here. Last week I started a discussion on the future of church, particularly in the Western World. The church is the body of Christ whose purpose is to reflect the head; Jesus Christ. I asked the question: … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Wholehearted

Happy New Year everyone. Rob here. The transition from holidays to work is always a difficult one, isn’t it? On holiday you slow down, you spend time in God’s glorious creation, you get away from commercialism and noise, you give … Continue reading

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Transforming Routines

Hi everyone. Rob here. Sometimes you just have to break the routines of your life. I headed down to Wellington in the weekend to catch up with David. We hiked and biked and yakked and puffed our way through activities … Continue reading

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Hot Days, Slow Walk

Hi everyone. Rob here. It’s been a very hot summer here in New Zealand, the last two weeks especially. One of the things that heat and humidity does is slow you down. Too much movement done too quickly and you … Continue reading

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Put the Phone Down!

Hi everyone, Rob here. A recent article in The Atlantic highlighted the dangers of excessive screen time and a heavy diet of social media for today’s teenagers. Feelings of loneliness, despair and worthlessness were common. They struggle to connect face to face with … Continue reading

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Seasonal Invitations

Hi everyone, Rob here. The ground is now covered in leaves. Mornings are cold and the sun struggles to make it through my office windows. The days are short, health is more fragile and energy is lower. The animal kingdom … Continue reading

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No Hurry

Hi everyone. Rob here. Yesterday was a great day. We finished off our project of digging out the space for our driveway extension. We went to the museum and then bought our daughter a new pet mouse. I played golf! … Continue reading

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Be Still My Soul

Hi everyone. Rob here. In the older versions of the NIV Zephaniah 3:17 says that God will quiet us with his love. I am struggling to experience that at the moment. Work is busy as planning for 2017 coincides with … Continue reading

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Slow Down and Breathe

Hi everyone, Rob here. Stop. Take a breath. A deep one. Exhale slowly. Let the name of Jesus be on your lips as you do it. Do it again. Feel better? I know that it helps me when the pressure’s … Continue reading

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The Poser

In his book Wild at Heart author John Eldredge gives us a glimpse at Adam, the first man. Adam is hiding. ‘I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.’ (Gen. 3:10) Eldredge says, “You don’t need a course … Continue reading

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