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04 December 2016

Malo lelei everyone! Yes, it's that time of the year again – the festive season, the season to be jolly... Continue Reading →


13 November 2016

Through this time of intense learning, tiredness and love, I have found myself considering myself as a child of God. Though there may be many more appropriate alternative verses, in this haze, I am brought back to John 3:16 when thinking about how much we are loved by God. Continue Reading →


06 November 2016

We have all been commissioned by God to 'Go and make disciples'. Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore GO ... Continue Reading →


30 October 2016

Last Tuesday night we attended the Edgewater College Co-Curricular prize giving. It was a poignant evening for our family as it was the very last co-curricular prize giving we will attend. Because of its significance we got the whole family to come along – sort of an "end of an era" type of thing. Also Isaac was the guest speaker... Continue Reading →


23 October 2016

Can you guess what is the most common Bible passage read out at weddings? And the chapter that is the most popular to give to the newly married... Continue Reading →


16 October 2016

I don't know if anyone else has been following the Presidential debates, but I watched the first one and then the "highlights" from the second one. The personality of Donald Trump, as he trumpets his way around the stage is something I find difficult to fathom... Continue Reading →


09 October 2016

A week or so ago Marion was taking a Bible in School class of year five and six kids. One boy asked, "Is God in control of who becomes the next United States president?" ... Continue Reading →


02 October 2016

Last week was an interesting week for John and me. We were in Australia for a short holiday. Our aim was to have some rest and relaxation and enjoy some warm weather. Unfortunately it didn't start well for me... Continue Reading →


25 September 2016

Gifts and Promises – but maybe not how we might expect them to be. It's amazing how often people start something that blesses God and others eventually see... Continue Reading →


11 September 2016

Getting Egypt out of us. I've recently been teaching the story of Moses for Bible in schools and I've begun to realise that our God is an amazingly detailed planner... Continue Reading →


04 September 2016

As a whanau we went to see the film 'Chasing Great'. It was quite an inspiring film/doco about leadership and excellence. As a young man Richie McCaw was challenged by an uncle... Continue Reading →


28 August 2016

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathise with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin... Continue Reading →


21 August 2016

There are many ways to pray. There are helpful mnemonics to remember what to say, there are many examples from the Bible including instruction from Jesus himself... Continue Reading →


14 August 2016

Last night I was watching Nigel Latta's latest documentary series "Tackling the Hard Stuff". I got rather enthralled... Continue Reading →


07 August 2016

We’ve had a celebration for 20 years gone by. We note as we get older that time begins to fly. So when the years have come and gone what changes do we see? ... Continue Reading →


31 July 2016

This week you would have heard of the appalling murder of 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel in Normandy in France. In 1871 there was an uprising known as the Paris Commune. France was ruled by a radical and revolutionary government... Continue Reading →


24 July 2016

I'm intrigued and challenged by the fact that God hides things in his word for us to find. Learning that David's genealogy from Judah to Jesse is encrypted in the text of Genesis... Continue Reading →


03 July 2016

20 years. That is a long time. Longer than two of my kids have been alive – and when you think about it like that... Continue Reading →