Tag Archives: New Zealand

Guest Posts — Ana Lisa de Jong and Jellaludin Rumi

So, here is the story on these two poems. I have been very lucky to read Ana Lisa de Jong’s upcoming book “Heart Psalms” so that I can write a “blurb” or endorsement for it. Wow! It is hard to … Continue reading

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The Work of Easter –Aotearoa / New Zealand … words of Rosalie Sugrue

Rosalie Sugrue writes — inspired by my “Work of Easter” a couple days ago and her own context! With thanks to Thurman and Tirabassi (A note to those down under: too many words for Jim Strathdee’s tune) When the song … Continue reading

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Prayers for Cyclone Gita in Aotearoa / New Zealand

For those on water, for those who must travel, for those going in labor with a child passing from this world, caring for the ill or the fearful, for those with memories of winds past, for those who must go … Continue reading

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And something light-hearted for February from New Zealand

Rosalie Sugrue of Aotearoa / New Zealand is a frequent contributor to “Touchstone” magazine, often with materials that can be used as ice breakers for Bible studies. This is her contribution for the February issue shared here. Yes, you can … Continue reading

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Grief’s Shadowed Path, Poems of Loss and Healing by Hilary Smith

The biography of Hilary Smith reads like this: The Rev. Dr. Hilary Smith is a writer, poet, theologian and retreat giver.She has previously worked in hospice, hospital, prison and parish ministry. Her particular interest is in supporting people who are … 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 have already share the second and third Achsah and the Spirited Five. The story of Rahab is the most familiar and we … Continue reading

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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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