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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Living the Dream

"Occupational therapist visited city leader to drop off a gift. Official tells her his father has leukemia and is not expected to live beyond May (4mths). Occupational therapist says she has a problem with anyone dying from disease because Jesus paid for that not to happen. She tells a testimony then offers a quick, 30sec prayer. The next week she hears that the Officials father went back for more tests and they cant find the leukemia anymore!"

Living the Dream, a series of true and verified stories of real people who have encountered God for themselves and have learnt to apply His principles in their normal everyday world, sourced from Heaven in Business

My World

Traffic bollards apparently, we call them pods, in Havelock North photograph
Traffic bollards apparently, we call them pods
in Havelock North
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 19 April 2014

My World

A symbol of the crucifixion, without which we could never celebrate the resurrection. Knox Church, Ahuriri-Putorino Presbyterian Parish, Ahuriri, Napier photograph
A symbol of the crucifixion
without which we could never celebrate the resurrection.
Knox Church, Ahuriri-Putorino Presbyterian Parish, Ahuriri, Napier
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 18 April 2014

My World

Crab apples in abundance in Bridge Pa photograph
Crab apples in abundance in Bridge Pa
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 17 April 2014

My World

Rugby practice in the rain at Elwood Park, Hastings photograph
Rugby practice in the rain
Elwood Park, Hastings
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

My World

When I was a lad I served a term.... at the National Tobacco Company in Ahuriri, Napier (with profound apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan) photograph
When I was a lad I served a term....
at the National Tobacco Company in Ahuriri, Napier
(with profound apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan)
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

A Royal visit

Given that New Zealand is currently in the middle of a royal visit by Wills and Kate, at first I thought this post on Facebook was talking about royalty, and then I realised it was....
 "Imagine this... You enter a city and thousands come to greet you. You are celebrated as the greatest thing since sliced bread. No movie star, pop star, politician or royalty has ever received such welcoming. You have reached the top with all its perks, comforts, and benefits. You high-five, autograph posters, take selfies with babies, and even smile to the paparazzi.
 "All this, knowing in your heart and in your guts that your next days will not be what every human dreams of but what every human dreads; a journey to deep suffering and pain that no one has ever experienced before... not a triumph but a lesson in humbleness when you think you have achieved earthly greatness."
 (Found on Facebook, attributed to Sami Awad)
My take on it? Wo, what an amazingly vivid picture of Christ as he entered Jerusalem just three days before public opinion changed, and he was cruelly and mercilessly crucified.

Its relevance? I have to ask myself, who's approval am I looking for? How do I measure success? What am I focused on, thinking about? And, am I prepared to follow Him? Do I really believe I can have a share in the royal prize to which He subsequently attained? I know I want to.