As new leaves trace the sky with the coming of Spring, so we can be open to the leading of God in tracing our Christian walk.

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A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian D McLaren

If you are looking for a fresh understanding of your Christian ethos, I strongly recommend this book to you.  It is a provocative and challenging account of a emerging Christianity that moves forward while learning from the past.  It is impossible for you to read this book with an open mind and not feel challenged in your spiritual walk.


In case anyone out there is ready to tar all Muslims with the same brush – in the NZ Herald this morning there was an article about a Somali Muslim who risked his life saving people trapped in Kenya’s Westgate Mall.  In the photo we can see a little girl running towards him as her mother and siblings hide underneath a table.  Don’t let the actions of a few brain-washed thugs divide humanity into religious camps…

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Jesus said that the two greatest commandments are ‘to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind…and the second is you shall love your neighbor as yourself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and prophets.’ (Gospel of Matthew, Holy Bible)


We traveled out to the Coastline past Te Kopuru today to visit some quilters.  They have built a home that takes full advantage of the beautiful coastline and rugged hills.  But getting there is a bit of a mission.  Today the roads (tracks) were relatively dry, and I would hate to drive out there in our wee vehicle when it’s wet.

they’re forecasting torrential rain tomorrow so I’m glad we went today!!