I like labels. Not as much as the EU Commission who have taken the art of labelling to a new high, but I confess to having a bit of an attraction to those labelling machines that you see. Such a device would be the perfect complement to my love of order and having things in… Continue reading People, places and the missionary position
There is a peace that comes when you know that you are where God wants you to be. Moving cities, starting new jobs, schools, having new neighbours in fact everything new can seem overwhelming and daunting. But over the last 8 months we as a family have been learning what a delight it is to… Continue reading Flourishing in Nelson
This week I stood through Steve Askin’s funeral at Wigram Air Base. Literally stood. The 640 seats were all taken (I counted) and I, with hundreds of servicemen and women and many other attenders, soberly shared this occasion of sadness and celebration of a great man, who at 38 died piloting a helicopter in the Port… Continue reading What they don’t say in the newspapers
I’m Maddie, I’m 14 and I’m part of the Kings Youth group, TKY. I have learnt over the many years that I have gone to King’s, that church camp creates memories one is never able to forget. And this year was no exception! In many ways, the South Island Weekend Away is a tiring event,… Continue reading Thank you King’s 🙂
I must confess to not really looking forward to going away on church camp this year. My relationship with God has been plodding along reasonably lethargically for a while now and the thought of having my luke warmness exposed for all the ‘proper’ Christians to see didn’t fill me with eager anticipation. Of course, in… Continue reading A Weekend of Good Things!
If you know me, you know I like hats. I am led to believe that I have inherited my follicular genetics from my Grandfather on my mother’s side. I therefore don’t have much hair which means in a country where the ozone is thin not only do I need a hat to keep my head… Continue reading South Island Weekend (a weekend of many hats!
Two weeks ago the Body Mind Spirit Expo took place in Christchurch at the Riccarton Racecourse. This was a weekend filled with a cornucopia of Mediums giving Tarot readings, Shamans offering healing, people offering “spiritual guidance”, spiritual cleansing and no end of other “spiritual” enticements for the seeker. Through a friend, I met up with… Continue reading Bringing Jesus to the Body, Mind, Spirit Expo
Setting the scene A little while ago a good friend of mine and I decided to go on a days hunting trip together, we planned where we would go and what to take, gun, knife, food, drinks, first aid kit you know that kind of stuff, you never know what you might meet. When I… Continue reading A short story about my walk with my friend and God up a hill.
After the day of Pentecost the life of the believer was radically changed. No longer did we need to head to a Temple to worship. We individually and corporately became the Temple of the living God. The place where His presence dwells. Just pause and think on that for a moment… When God dwells in… Continue reading Corporate worship and the New Testament (a brief reflection)
The Gospel of John is probably the most intimate account of Jesus’ life that we have, not least because it was written by the disciple who was so close to him. It contains lots of stories of people meimpacted by him. Not surprisingly our current teaching series Encountering Jesus has been deeply moving for us… Continue reading Encountering Jesus