Tag Archives: New Zealand

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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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

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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

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