Tag Archives: Aotearoa

Grief’s Shadowed Path, Poems of Loss and Healing by Hilary Smith

The biography of Hilary Smith reads like this: The Rev. Dr. Hilary Smith is a writer, poet, theologian and retreat giver.She has previously worked in hospice, hospital, prison and parish ministry. Her particular interest is in supporting people who are … 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 have already share the second and third Achsah and the Spirited Five. The story of Rahab is the most familiar and we … Continue reading

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Creative Worship … free (and amazing) songs, prayers and liturgy from Aotearoa, New Zealand

The artistic gifts of Philip Garside are remarkable. He is making available the first volume of Creative Worship electronically — thirty-two pages of his songs, prayers and poems. People can download the PDF for free on his website here: And, because … 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 published the first last month — “Fearless Five.” Today I publish … Continue reading

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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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