Den’s Pen – 28 May 2020

Looking in the Mirror Looking in the mirror, yes, I look in the mirror everyday as I shave the hair growing in the parts of my face that might otherwise present me as a cave man.  But what about seeing myself in a different situation where what I see is...

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Den’s Pen – 21 May 2020

Hi, Greetings from the pen of Den.  I am hearing on the grapevine that there is a possibility churches may be allowed to gather with up to 100 people.  We are keeping our ears pinned.  Whatever happens the office will swing into gear and we will run the programs that...

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Email Update 6 – 02 Apr 2020

Hi All I can only imagine how you are surviving the shut in.  If you have kids under 10 I think you deserve a medal. I have noticed that when every day is a housebound day, the days meld into one another and it can become monotonous.  I have discovered a couple of things...

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Email Update 5 – 27 Mar 2020

Kia Ora, There has been a call for our church, Hope Presbyterian – to get ready. This has sometimes been a little hard to articulate because the resounding question has been “what for?” As I reflect on this statement there are two things that jump out to me. Firstly the...

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Silence and Whispers

Reflections of a vulnerable Grandad on Day One of “lock down.” Scripture:       Luke 4:1-13 Jesus in the wilderness. 1 Kings 19: 7-13. Elijah retreats to a cave. Our Context: One quarter of the world’s population is now in “lock down.”  Global cases are over 416,000, with 18589 deaths. Italy...

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