Tag Archives: surrender

Dishwashing

I’m sitting here thinking about these words that Jesus spoke to the Pharisees recorded in Matthew 23:25-26: “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are so careful to clean the outside of the … Continue reading

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Big and Small

Hi everyone. Rob here. I have noticed two things about my faith in Jesus that help me in everyday life. One is that it connects me to a bigger story, the kingdom of God. My faith tells me that I … 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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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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The Beautiful Paradox

Greetings everyone. Rob here. Following Jesus in this world is a bit like swimming against the tide with the wind at your back. I choose those contradictory and almost nonsensical images deliberately. There is an energy that comes from the … Continue reading

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Kingdom Partners

Hi everyone. Rob here again. Yesterday was my wife’s birthday. It also marked 10 years since the devastating Christchurch earthquakes that impacted our whole country to some degree. On a personal level, it was also 10 years since I flew … Continue reading

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Attention and Engagement

Hi everyone. Rob here. Kiley and I were chatting this morning about the amazing opportunity our 14 year old son has this year to go on a 5 week course, full of adventure and discovery, on an island renowned for … Continue reading

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Ultimate Allegiance

Hi everyone. Happy New Year. Rob here. 2021 arrived with the hope that it would herald a new beginning after the turbulence and upheaval that 2020 brought us. Then we had the storming of the Capitol building in Washington D.C, … Continue reading

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Loving and Ruling

Hi everyone. Rob here. This weekend my guys group had planned a road trip to Hawkes Bay. This morning we found out that wild weather and downed power lines meant that our accommodation had to be cancelled. We have made … Continue reading

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Kingdom Rivers

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of the things drilled into us at Bible College was the idea that God’s kingdom was now and not yet. The coming of Jesus Christ, his death, resurrection and ascension meant that the kingdom of … Continue reading

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