Tag Archives: Aotearoa

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Christmas Women — Meditations for Advent — Reader’s Theatre

We continue the gift-giving from Thursday. Rosalie Sugrue sends this Advent or Christmastide reader’s theatre (our church did them one year the week after Christmas. This series is included in Gifts in Open Hands — More Worship Resources for the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Christmas is Ours Again and Christmas Halleluiah

I am so very pleased to be able to share a poem and a round by Philip Garside, a gifted poet and musician (and publisher) from Aotearoa / New Zealand. I share his words of introduction to the pieces: Read … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Advent gifts, from Aoteraroa

I begin Advent with gifts from Aotearoa – two of Heather Kelly’s Advent poems from Aotearoa and a photograph of the springtime there sent to me by Richard and Margaret Clayton. Consider the Sparrow Consider the sparrow, naked at birth; … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Aftershock – Two Poems

1) for Aotearoa / New Zealand God is not in the earthquake, and God is not in the landslides, rockfalls, terrible rains, aftershocks, tsunamis. God is in evacuators of Kaikoura, the people of courage in Christchurch – barely re-built from … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments