Tag Archives: Aotearoa

Just a post-Mother’s Day Happiness post!

Videographer is Troy Sugrue, addressee-sing is Jayne Sugrue and musicians are their three sons. Originally created for a birthday and re-visited for Mother’s Day, Troy’s Mum Rosalie and sent to me a little late (they are all in Aotearoa New … Continue reading

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Greetings to all who celebrate Waitangi Day, National Day of Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Treaty of Waitangi was signed on February 6, 1840, at Waitangi, in the Bay of Islands by representatives acting on behalf of the British Crown and 45 Māori chiefs which grew to more than 500. I have been to … Continue reading

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MORE THAN A PERSON

This poem was written by Gemma who is twelve-years old and lives in Aotearoa New Zealand. I leave off her last name because of her age. The power of her words streak through all our skies. I am my own … Continue reading

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Prayer from Aotearoa New Zealand for the Worldwide Week of Prayer for Covid-19

WORLDWIDE WEEK OF PRAYER to mark one year of the COVID-19 pandemicMarch 22 – 27, 2021 I am grateful to Rosalie Sugrue for sending me this country-particular opening for this week of prayer from the Methodist Mission and Ecumenical The … Continue reading

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Prayer for Aotearoa New Zealand

(News changes even as I am writing this. Check for your news sources) God, our refuge and strengthwe pray in the shaking of landRichter Scale 7.3,and eight aftershocks,and evacuation for tsunami,even as it is called off,and called on again,for Bay … Continue reading

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Guest Post from Aotearoa New Zealand — Heather Kelly

Heather Kelly took the short flight from her home in Invercargill to Rakirua (Stewart Island) in a plane that seats eight including the pilot to be the weekend preacher. Her three poems take us there as well. It Is the … Continue reading

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Matariki — Guest post from Rosalie Sugrue

It made me very happy last week to see the comet Neowise. They say it was first seen by people on earth this past March and it will not pass by for more than another 6000 years, though their assurance … Continue reading

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in the wild — Guest Post Erice Carolyn Fairbrother, Aotearoa New Zealand

It is always a gift to have Erice’s poetry. and thanks as well to the remarkable photography of a tui, a bird with two voiceboxes by Peter Feuerstein. God is the wild I live in the wild God is the … Continue reading

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In The Space of One Breath, One Heartbeat, Guest Post, Gayanne Frater, Aotearoa New Zealand

This reflection is a gift from first-time guest here Rev. Gayanne Frater of the Auckland area, Aotearoa / New Zealand. Let the peace of it enter your life. She writes this introduction … In the dark of many nights hallowed … Continue reading

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Burning Bush, Guest Post from India and Aotearoa New Zealand

Two poets who often correspond with me have sent poems, both called “Burning Bush” The photograph is also from Dayalan Devanesen of Chennai, India who sent the first poem and the second poem is by Heather Kelly from Invercargill, Aotearoa … Continue reading

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