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22 September 2019

There is absolutely no doubt that we live in a beautiful country; we are truly blessed to believing here. Most of us had no direct say in this as we were born here, but others have chosen to move here and make a life here. As a family we had the opportunity to travel a little way around the South Island through North and Central Otago for 5 days, returning to Tamaki Makaurau last Wednesday. Tino Ataahua! Continue Reading →


15 September 2019

This week my in-laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family, friends and our church community. Occasions like this bring people together to feast, reflect and celebrate. Continue Reading →


08 September 2019

“I didn’t choose the skux life, the skux life chose me” said Ricky Baker of ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’. I agree with him. The life I have in Christ is skuxx (with two! exes). Continue Reading →


01 September 2019

It is likely that there have been almost as many different variations of father as there have been fathers. What is, or was, your father like? I suspect that whatever the answer, however much we might have admired ours, none of us is an exact clone (copy) of our father (and may well not want to be). That will be, at least partly, due to the world changing from generation to generation. Whether, at one end of the spectrum, we greatly admired our fathers or, at the other, considered that they left a great deal to be desired, inevitably we will have... Continue Reading →


25 August 2019

At Bible-in-schools recently I did the story of Tarore. (If you have not heard of the story please look it up and learn it. It is a profoundly important story in the history of NZ and the spread of the Gospel among Maori.) It is an incredible story of how the simple application of the ‘Jesus way’ can have life changing and long lasting effects... Continue Reading →


18 August 2019

In my last comment I mentioned how the team of people that I work with have lots of challenges, and their inability to respect each other was affecting the dynamic of the group.  A couple of months ago I took on the leadership of our team, and over that time I have been challenging... Continue Reading →


11 August 2019

I know that hymns are not popular these days but so many of them are written from experiences that people had. John Newton for instance and the well-known hymn Amazing Grace. He was a slave trader and during a storm out at sea when he was at the helm... Continue Reading →


04 August 2019

Elevate Christian Disability Trust's National Camp is a major event on the calendar for a significant number of people with disabilities around New Zealand. Held each year on Labour Weekend at Totara Springs in Matamata, this camp allows around 300 people to participate in Christian community and worship ... Continue Reading →


28 July 2019

How old were you when you became a follower of Jesus? My Nana was 82 but that’s pretty unusual. Most people become Christians when they are children. Continue Reading →


21 July 2019

Another great week of mission and ministry with our Kidz@One holiday programme. We had a great bunch of kids with a good balance of regular and new kids. One of the things that Tania and I enjoy and are encouraged by is seeing the growth and development of the kids coming through. Continue Reading →


14 July 2019

I have had the privilege of teaching Jennifer to drive in the past year. During the driving sessions I have learnt a lot about myself and it has challenged me to think about three things in particular. Continue Reading →


07 July 2019

I’ve been reading “Faith and Flames”, a book about the Reformation in the 1500’s. Wow!  What a crazy, chaotic time to live! In the reign of King Henry the 8th alone, the state religion... Continue Reading →


30 June 2019

My smart phone is a marvellous gizmo – until it decides to pack a sad (which it does every few months); then I have to put it back to its factory settings – and spend a day rescuing my addresses out of the cloud... Continue Reading →


23 June 2019

Last month John and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. I know there are people in our church who have been married for 50 years plus. Did you know the Queen and Prince Philip have been married for 71 years? Continue Reading →


16 June 2019

Every three years, the country goes through the process of voting for their school Boards of Trustees. This year has been an election year, and most schools will now be finding out who the elected members are. Parents have been given a chance to stand up... Continue Reading →


09 June 2019

I don’t know about you, but I am sensing a real move of God in our faith community. There are so many exciting things happening and, sadly, some not so good things. Continue Reading →


02 June 2019

In Matthew 25:31-46 we find the challenging parable of the sheep and the goats. One of the key passages is as follows:  “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see... Continue Reading →


26 May 2019

The other day I heard the 1990s hit song “Nothing Compares 2 U” (sung by Sinead O’Connor) on the radio. The lyrics include… Since you been gone ... Continue Reading →


19 May 2019

Recently we have been hearing a lot in the media about the pressures on young people today... Continue Reading →


12 May 2019

Today many of us will be reflecting, reminiscing and honouring woman in our lives. Woman who have either nurtured, mentored, counselled, listened or perhaps just being there for us. For me, being adopted in my late teens, I experienced for the first time acceptance ... Continue Reading →