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Everyday Life

Pet tragedy

Last Saturday we had a distressing accident with one of our baby rabbits. A plank of wood which held down the rain cover over one of our rabbit hutches fell down into the hutch and hit a little rabbit named ‘Oreo’ on the head. It was a severe impact, breaking her front teeth and causing […]

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Reading

God in a brothel

In this book Daniel Walker describes how sex abuse of children sucks their souls out leaving an empty body – like J.K. Rowling’s Dementors but even more terrifying because it is not make believe. Every man who has battled lust should read this book and fight that demon sin with renewed vigour as a result. Sex trafficking is a many-headed monster but we must fight it on all fronts.

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General

Love in pain

Recently I have been a bit stuck for what I should be writing about. There are some topics I’d like to address, but I’ve felt as though this is not the correct time for me to venture my as yet partially-formed thoughts on certain issues. Then this morning while my son trashed our house and […]

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Give thanks in ALL circumstances

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV) I suppose I expected this eventually, it is logical that eucharisteo would bring me to this point. A convergence of truths which are being woven into my life. Giving thanks, […]

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Everyday Life

Please explain

I’m not quite sure where to start, I have things to do, stuff to read, prayers to pray and blog posts to write… Meanwhile Japan is deeply grieving a major catastrophe and fearful of a potential nuclear disaster on top of that. Despite our recent earthquake nightmare here in New Zealand I am finding it […]

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Burma’s rubies from the blood of its people

The end result looks beautiful, but is gained by evil: the ruby mines in Burma.

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I am inadequate, God is sufficient

Today I felt my feebleness, my insignificance, my powerlessness to create change and most of all my prayerlessness. Why? Why were such feelings of inadequacy storming my soul? Because they are true, and I was being faced with reality as I read an article by Compass Direct News about Christians fearing civilian casualties in Burma […]

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Collateral damage

Only two days after the recent elections in Burma, fighting broke out in Karen state between the Burmese army and ethnic forces. Overall this was not directly targeted at Christians, but I have noticed one report which mentions ‘collateral damage‘ to buildings and property belonging to Christians: Villagers wounded,  Church buildings and Pastor’s property damaged […]