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29 July 2018

On my walks through Cornwall Park I have been noticing the different trees and there are hundreds. I have been fascinated by the shapes and sizes especially the branches. The oak trees have branches that are twisted in all sorts of angles, there are knots and kinks and misshapen branches. But at the end of the trees are green leaves and in some trees, fruit. Continue Reading →


22 July 2018

I was reading the editor's note in last weekend's Canvas magazine. She talked about not comparing ourselves to those better off than us - or those worse off than us.  It's not helpful, she said - then proceeded to regale the readers with all of the things that had gone wrong during her personal building project. Apparently it's hard to feel grateful for having a roof over your head when some of your belongings are stored in the carport. Continue Reading →


15 July 2018

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.  “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Continue Reading →


08 July 2018

One day this week I was getting ready to leave work at the same time as a colleague. She sighed as she picked up her gear, making some negative comment about her day. “Tough day?” I said (or something like that). From there we had quite a long conversation, eventually reaching the question of why we even come to work each day at all. My colleague mentioned that she walks past an Alpha sign every day that says “Is there more to life?”... Continue Reading →


01 July 2018

There are times when things seem to go to plan and then other times (maybe even most times) when it seems things are too hard to handle. Often our lives can get so intense that we feel like we are just lurching from one place to the next... Continue Reading →


24 June 2018

For those of us who don't strike up evangelist conversations regularly, have you ever wondered what you would say if a sharing situation happened? There are many long book, short books, mnemonics, formulae etc on the subject, but how about something that could fit into this small Current Comment? Continue Reading →


17 June 2018

I had the most wonderful thing happen to me this week. I was at the hospital waiting to see the surgeon for my 2 week, post-surgery, check and while I was waiting I got a phone call. A random phone call. Because of the noise in the waiting area at Greenlane I could not hear the guy who was ringing me properly, but he said something about gutters at church. I thought he was trying to sell me something so I told him I would ring him back. Continue Reading →


10 June 2018

Most mornings I walk in Cornwall park weather permitting. There is the distant hum of the city as well as machinery in the park. But what I enjoy hearing most is the sound of the birds in the trees. They are all different from the loud almost screeching sound of the magpie to the beautiful birdsong of the Tui and chirping of the sparrow. Continue Reading →


03 June 2018

What gets you out of bed every morning? What is the fire that drives you each day? Sometimes when I wake, and hear the kids arguing - I wonder. There's not much fire then (or perhaps fire of a different kind!). A passion of mine is mathematics... Continue Reading →


27 May 2018

One of the many issues discussed at the conference was the misunderstandings that arise in any organisation (Christian or not) but should not arise in a Christian organisation. Issues such as mistrust, not speaking well of others, gossip, etc. Continue Reading →


13 May 2018

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother on molding of character of her children Continue Reading →


06 May 2018

I've been reading "Praying Circles around your Children" by Mark Batterson and it's got me inspired to do a better job. When I am tired, rushed or uninspired I find myself praying aimless prayers... Continue Reading →


22 April 2018

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. Continue Reading →


15 April 2018

Have you ever looked at your own situation and wondered why God has placed you where you are? Perhaps you've looked at others and thought to yourself, why can't I have what they have? The apostle Paul said that, our battle ... Continue Reading →


08 April 2018

 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent... Continue Reading →


01 April 2018

At the foot of the cross, I lay it all down Everything in my life, that's hidden deep inside I give it away, for my Saviour to heal... Continue Reading →


25 March 2018

There's a lot going on when Jesus enters Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. One of the things that amazes me is how he heads right into the belly of the beast. He knows what he's getting into. From the episode in the Garden of Gethsemane we also know that he's not exactly thrilled about it. There's a deep pain there. But, his face is set like flint towards Jerusalem.. Continue Reading →


04 March 2018

Caltex on their fuel dockets have the words “Enjoy the journey” Not all journeys are enjoyable. Things can go wrong and when it does ... Continue Reading →