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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 →


18 February 2018

I think we fall into two categories; the campophilic and the campophobic. I am firmly of the later group. In my opinion church camp is on the worst and most inconvenient weekend (except for the one last year), I never sleep well, and with severe dietary restrictions the eating part is more difficult. But yet... Continue Reading →


11 February 2018

This year we are going to journey together. The book of Luke will be our guidebook and some of us will be taking turns being the tour guides as we open God's Word. But the thing is we all have to ... Continue Reading →


12 November 2017

Yesterday (Saturday) I had a bit of a frustrating day. I got up early and did some stuff in my garage – just pottering around – putting things away, cleaning etc – and that was all good. A few weeks ago Jill and I had gone to Bunnings and bought the stain... Continue Reading →


05 November 2017

Exams are upon us! For a lot of students this is such a stressful time. Like anything, if you have left it all until right now, things are going to be really tough. The reason it is called cramming is because you are trying to cram all this foreign information in that has not been drip fed into your hard-drive over the year. It is like trying to hold on to lots of slippery things at once and... Continue Reading →


29 October 2017

On Friday night we had the Friday Frenzy crew around at our place for the ‘entree’ course of their progressive dinner. (I am sure they must have been totally full after having had 5 courses throughout the evening.) It was a real pleasure to host them and the leaders... Continue Reading →


22 October 2017

I've been listening to some interesting podcasts from the creators of the Bible Project. There was one conversation that particularly attracted my attention; here's a short review. Michael Sandel, a Harvard law professor, identified 3 visions of "Justice". Any given person will generally lean towards one of these views of justice... Continue Reading →


15 October 2017

Those of you on the email list will know that the TM house was broken into on Monday night. Unfortunately they ransacked the place, pulling everything out of cupboards and going through stuff looking for valuables and cash... Continue Reading →


08 October 2017

They say that “An ounce of praise is worth a ton of criticism”. In case you are a bit scratchy on old imperial weights and measures, I have done the calculation for you and (assuming that whoever made the original measurement was using long tons and avoirdupois ounces rather than troy ounces) it works out that praise is 35,840 times more effective than criticism... Continue Reading →


01 October 2017

Genesis 1: 31. God saw all that he had made and it was very good. Over the last few months our family have become very intentional about recycling and reducing our waste. It has been amazing how many products come wrapped in soft plastic. Since separating the soft plastics we have reduced our weakly rubbish significantly. It has been an eye opening experience... Continue Reading →


24 September 2017

Congratulations, and lead well for our country! I am not sure if you are happy or sad with who is now leading our country... Continue Reading →


17 September 2017

I have been reading from the book of Proverbs – partly because it's the topic for the Bible in Schools lesson I'm doing at the moment... Continue Reading →


10 September 2017

One of my favourite psalms is Psalm 139. I am encouraged by God’s amazing love and knowledge of me and especially verse 14 “…because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” Continue Reading →


20 August 2017

Everyone's 'marathon' in life will be unique. God says “I know the plans I have for you” and “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” David writes: “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths”. No-one else can run the same path, and I am not designed to run theirs... Continue Reading →


13 August 2017

Thankfully children are so forgiving. After many years absence, I am full time mothering again, a job I once excelled at. Well, while it's not something you forget... Continue Reading →


06 August 2017

The NZ Herald and has been running a series of articles on suicide. On the 28th of July they published a letter to the editor pointing out (among other things) that "the absence of faith produces people who have no resources to fall back on and no sense that the experiences of life have purpose or meaning."... Continue Reading →


30 July 2017

Life can be difficult sometimes. The busy world that we live in can be overwhelming and stressful and sometime it feels like nothing is going right... Continue Reading →


23 July 2017

Well. After a very long time of planning, constructing, dealing with council and paying huge bills we have finally moved into our new home. And it is beautiful. Warm and designed just the way we wanted it. But... Continue Reading →