Tag Archives: suffering

Choosing Trust

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of my favourite places when I was a child was Grandma’s kitchen. She did all her cooking and baking on a coal range so it was always warm and cosy in there. In there we … Continue reading

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God Forsaken

Hi everyone. Rob here. This weekend one of our church families suffered a tragic loss. The grief is, and remains, very raw. Their experience, and the experience that too many of us have had, took me to the words of … Continue reading

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Overcome Evil with Good

Hi everyone. Rob here. Let’s call it what it is. The Orlando nightclub shooting was an act of evil. You can blame lax gun laws (how could anyone legally buy an assault rifle???), or ISIL extremists and propaganda, but, in … Continue reading

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Ode to Joy

Greetings, David here. Joy is the net of love by which you can catch souls. I love this quote by Mother Teresa. It describes exactly what I believe joy is and should be. In the pursuit of happiness we seem … Continue reading

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Untamed God

Hi everyone, Rob here. It’s a wild, stormy day outside by Hamilton standards (ask David about Wellington standards!). It reminds me that our God is untamed. He is the ultimate Wild One. He can create storms as well as tame … Continue reading

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The Art of Reconstruction

Hi everyone, Rob here. February 22nd marked the 4 year anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake that killed 185 people and devastated large parts of the city, including much of the CBD. The reconstruction process has been slow, hampered by aftershocks, … Continue reading

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Doubly Blessed

Hi everyone, Rob here. I turned 43 last week. At the start of the day it’s fair to say that my kids were more excited about my birthday than I was. I mean we did let them have cake at … Continue reading

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