Tag Archives: Aotearoa

Guest Post, Heather Kelly, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Heather Kelly of Invercargill sent me a poem. It is a Pentecost poem and it is set in the winter season in which Pentecost comes in the Southern hemisphere. It called to me today — a day when I saw … Continue reading

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Guest post — Psalms from Aotearoa / New Zealand from Thomas Newton

Thomas Nelson Director of Religious Studies Mā te Atua me te wāhi ngaro tātou e tiaki e manaaki Villa Maria College Christchurch has re-written psalms to come alive in Canterbury, New Zealand, using a combination of European and Māori imagery. … Continue reading

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Did you ever see a church bleeding on the side of the road? A Samaritan Story

Rosalie Sugrue wrote this illustration for a sermon she preached in England. She is a lay preacher from Aotearoa / New Zealand and the church she cites in the story was one that she attended in Hokitika where she and … Continue reading

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Guest Post — Heather Kelly

I am always grateful when Heather Kelly, from Invercargill, Aotearoa, New Zealand shares a poem with me and I can share it with you, an in doing so remind all the world of the beauty and mystery of autumn, now … Continue reading

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Writings by Trish Harris from “Oh Light” publication of the Disability, Spirituality and Faith Network of Aotearoa New Zealand

The gathering and editing of gifted writer Anna Gilkison, “Oh Light — An Anthology of writings and reflections to enrich the spirit,” was one of the most wonderful gifts I received when I was in Aotearoa last … southern hemisphere … Continue reading

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Guest post — Offertory prayer for Spring, Reading to tell Vashti’s story

Kia Ora, Rosalie Sugrue from Aotearoa, New Zealand often shares her writings for congregations.The fact that she is thinking about northern hemisphere readers as autumn deepens in the south is great appreciated.This is a seasonally base offertory prayer.   Offertory … Continue reading

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Continuing with words from Aotearoa / New Zealand

Praying the Hours on the Okura Beach There is a rhythm to it – a pacific ocean heartbeat. I At morning prayer the sunrise illuminates Rangitoto, the volcano island, like praise across dark water, light echoed by the sound of … Continue reading

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