Tag Archives: New Zealand

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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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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Autumn in Aotearoa / New Zealand

Two poems of the autumn season in Aotearoa New Zealand. AUTUMN MORNING Heather Kelly White frost on the lawn. Bright sun shinning in a cloudless sky. Many sparrows chattering in the mulch feeding the tree. Little man-made noise intrudes on … Continue reading

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