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Mountain Top

We climbed a mountain the other day, Oscar included. We conquered it. All 56 metres of it, that is. It was no Everest, and lies just a short walk from our home, surrounded by suburbia. But a Mountain nonetheless and with a beautiful view to enjoy. There's something to be said for a change of… Continue reading Mountain Top

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He says “I Am”

Covid-19 has changed our world. Everything that seemed stable, secure has been shaken almost overnight. Normal life changed almost overnight. Even our simple tasks of buying groceries and daily routines are different. And all the scaffolding that we have around our lives have been shaken if not fallen away. From close proximity to family and… Continue reading He says “I Am”

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Small Moments

I've found during Lockdown the blessings of small moments. Little sparks of joy in my day. The Tui that drew me from my work with his song outside my window. Watching my little chap chase after seagulls in the park. Late afternoon sunlight coming through my bedroom windows. Fresh baking from the oven. It may… Continue reading Small Moments

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Celebrate!

Alleluia! Christ is risen! Today is a day to celebrate! A day to praise the Lord! Victory has been won. Death defeated, sin conquered. Celebrating Jesus' resurrection invigorates our hope, rejuvenates our spirit and gives us courage. As the hymn says "because He lives I can face tomorrow." Whatever the future holds we have God holding… Continue reading Celebrate!

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Silence

Easter Saturday. And there is silence. The body of Jesus lies in a tomb. Lives ruined, dreams in pieces. It is in this gap, this in-between, in this waiting that would have tested the disciples. Jesus had told them to wait, that they would see Him again. But reeling from seeing Him crucified and dead… Continue reading Silence

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At the foot of the Cross

Today we remember Jesus on the Cross, suffering for us...dying for us. I have also thought of His disciples, His family. Seeing Him being crucified. Seeing Him dying. And in that moment, when Jesus gave up His spirit and died, it must have seemed to them that it was over. He was dead. He was… Continue reading At the foot of the Cross