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WINTER FROST, poem for July from New Zealand

Very heavy frost this July morning. The stretch of mown lawn was white, crispy white. Now it is the noontide hour; the blades of grass are glittering like a sea of diamonds in the bright sunlight. I pause and take … Continue reading

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Survivors — Enterprising Women Hidden in the Book of Joshua

I received a lovely Bible Study resource from Rosalie Sugrue. It is a three study series and I am beginning by sharing the third of the three studies. I will publish another next month and the first one in the … Continue reading

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Poems from a Silent Retreat, Aotearoa / New Zealand

Erice Fairbrother writes that leading a silent retreat over the last couple weeks gave her an opportunity for much writing of poems. Compline Those that lie here Beneath these crosses do not lie;   This green, tended place marks the … Continue reading

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A Hymn for Justices of the Peace from Aotearoa / New Zealand

Prof Colin Gibson gives us permission to post a hymn that he wrote last year for New Zealand’s Justices of the Peace. What an incredibly practical new hymn … leading me to ask — what would be the hymn for … Continue reading

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Eastertide in the Autumn — guest post from Aotearoa / New Zealand

I continue to follow the ongoing call of Eastertide by sharing this poem from Berverley Osborne of Stewart island. EASTER PRAYER It has been a grey weekend – rain and fog, low temperatures, nil-visibility and cancelled flights, dank and dripping … Continue reading

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Blessings for Christmas from South Africa and Aotearoa

Beverley Osborn of Aotearoa sent this her Christmas card:  Eight hundred years ago, Hildegarde of Bingen said, “Every creature glistens and glitters as a mirror of divinity.” After a night of storms — sleep broken by the sound of lashing … Continue reading

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Two Christmas poems from Heather Kelly

Heather Kelly of Aotearoa / New Zealand sends these poems to share. Paua Shell Christmas. I wish you a Paua Shell Christmas…… Refreshment of the greens of the forest; Renewal of the blues of the ocean; Energising of the purples … Continue reading

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