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I Choose

January 22nd, 2010 No Comments

I’ve gone through a couple of 24 phases in my life, where my heart has raced along with Jack Bauer’s as he strives to save humanity (or at least America) from the latest terrorist threat. Last time I watched it, something Jack kept saying annoyed me every time.  When faced with a moral dilemma (to […]

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Rocks in the Jar 1

January 9th, 2010 2 Comments

In their book First Things First Stephen R Covey, A Roger Merrill and Rebecca R Merrill tell a story that has become part of our life at West.  We’ve done the rocks-in-the-jar demo several times since January 2009 and it has become a significant image for lots of us. If you don’t know what this […]

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the year in p/review is upon us

November 20th, 2009 2 Comments

Last week was about listening one-on-one, this week is about listening to the Holy Spirit through each other, as we reflect on the highlights and lowlights of 2009 and start asking about what God might have in store for us in 2010. If you haven’t already, download the reflection sheet from your email account, or […]

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Matt and Thalia’s wedding photos

November 20th, 2009 1 Comment

For those who’d like to see some photos of our weddings without downloading 500 (yes, I imagine that’s just about everyone!), click on these links to see some highlights I’ve put on facebook (you don’t need to be a member).  They display as thumbnails that you can look at more closely: the Auckland wedding and […]

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a tale of two texts

November 20th, 2009 4 Comments

I really enjoyed being back at the lectern last Sunday.  (I hope I wasn’t the only one!)  It was a great feeling to read from one of my favourite parts of the Bible, Romans 12 and try to help us all to be better equipped to support each other in times of lament. I’d be […]

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Leaving Taradise

August 31st, 2009 1 Comment

Our teenagers are leaving all over the country for further study and other work opportunities…

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Work and Faith 1

May 25th, 2009 1 Comment

If I came to a conference for Christians in your trade or profession, what kind of stuff would you be discussing?

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