Tag Archives: New Zealand

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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Guest Post from Stewart Island / Rakiura

I continue with some guest posts… Easter Greetings from others — this from Beverley Osborn on Easter Day and some of my non-very-good and impeded by rain photographs from that remarkable most southern (third) island of Aotearoa / New Zealand. … Continue reading

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Guest Post … beginning again, Rosalie Sugrue, Aotearoa New Zealand

Rosalie Sugrue wrote a liturgy for multiple churches for 2020’s beginning which I am sharing here. Why? you ask. Isn’t that about 37 days past? … because we are a people who begin again. We begin at the beginning of … Continue reading

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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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