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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Spice of Life

My choice from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺ 
(including at times, photos for the Napier Courierthe Hastings Leader
the Havelock North Village Press and/or The Link)

Anela Pritchard, Clive, was stood down from Napier Girls' High School, Napier, for a speech that included being critical of teachers. photograph
Agitator?
Anela Pritchard, Clive, was stood down from Napier Girls' High School, Napier, for a speech that included being critical of teachers.

Tiaan Jarman, 15, Havelock North, year 11 Hastings Boys' High School student, was assaulted with a bottle to the head when walking to school after missing his bus, pictured on Karanema Drive, Havelock North, where the assault took place. photograph
Ten days of headaches
Tiaan Jarman, 15, Havelock North, year 11 Hastings Boys' High School student, was assaulted with a bottle to the head when walking to school after missing his bus, pictured on Karanema Drive, Havelock North, where the assault took place.

With ball: Gus Andrews, Havelock North Intermediate - annual Cunningham Cup rugby match between Havelock North Intermediate, Havelock North (green), and Heretaunga Intermediate, Hastings (blue). HNI won 45-25. photograph
No stopping zone
With ball: Gus Andrews, Havelock North Intermediate - annual Cunningham Cup rugby match between Havelock North Intermediate, Havelock North (green), and Heretaunga Intermediate, Hastings (blue). HNI won 45-25.

L-R: Annabelle Williams, Ella Roberts, Millie Simmons, students at Havelock North Intermediate, Havelock North, Red Socks Day, one of 13 New Zealand schools promoting the Sir Peter Blake Trust. photograph
Just hanging around
L-R: Annabelle Williams, Ella Roberts, Millie Simmons, students at Havelock North Intermediate, Havelock North, Red Socks Day, one of 13 New Zealand schools promoting the Sir Peter Blake Trust.

Janice Grant, female forestry worker, skid worker, trained at Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Napier. photograph
Girls CAN do anything
Janice Grant, female forestry worker, skid worker, trained at Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Napier.

Mike Marinus, builder, Marcons Renovations Ltd, pictured on the job in Napier, will donate time to the Swannell appeal. photograph
Chippy contributes
Mike Marinus, builder, Marcons Renovations Ltd, pictured on the job in Napier, will donate time to the Swannell appeal.

Crests on the doors of the council chambers at Napier City Council, Hastings St, Napier. photograph
Council crest
Crests on the doors of the council chambers at Napier City Council, Hastings St, Napier.

Second right: Luke Ottley will play his 150th game for the Havelock North premier rugby team on Saturday. photograph
Veteran still at it
Second right: Luke Ottley will play his 150th game for the Havelock North premier rugby team on Saturday.

Apples still on trees in an orchard on Karamu Rd, Waipatu, Hastings, a widespread practice this year due to a shortage of pickers. photograph
Wasted
Apples still on trees in an orchard on Karamu Rd, Waipatu, Hastings, a widespread practice this year due to a shortage of pickers.

Bayden Jackson, aka Jacko, owner, barber at Ladz 'n' Dadz, Havelock North. photograph
Little bit off the top?
Bayden Jackson, aka Jacko, owner, barber at Ladz 'n' Dadz, Havelock North.

The scene of an assault, corner Grays Rd and Lane St, Hastings. photograph
Who'd be a cop?
The scene of an assault, corner Grays Rd and Lane St, Hastings.

A cyclist rides along the Rotary Pathway along Marine Parade, Awatoto, Napier, in warm sunny weather, sunshine, sun, before a week of forecast rain. photograph
Enjoy it while you can
A cyclist rides along the Rotary Pathway along Marine Parade, Awatoto, Napier, in warm sunny weather, sunshine, sun, before a week of forecast rain.

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Monday, 6 July 2015

Quips & Quotes

Dr Tayo Adeyemi: Never say no to responsibility. Every responsibility is an opportunity for promotion.

Moving pictures

My choice of video from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺

Police cordoned off a section of Grays Rd, Hastings, to investigate the scene of a multiple assault. photograph
Multiple assault in Hastings
Police cordoned off a section of Grays Rd, Hastings, to investigate the scene of a multiple assault.

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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Living the Dream

"Do it again jobs and better jobs (from FB this week!):

Hi! So I saw your post about the job testimony on Monday. I've been waiting since November (6 months) for the job I had been hoping for to come through. I had been told that this job would be mine any minute and I should be ready at any second to pack up my life and leave. (It was in another country)

So I did. I quit my previous jobs, I sold my stuff and I was ready to go. But obstacle after obstacle seemed to arise. And more than anything, my family and friends were not excited about it even though I was. Yet, I kept believing and hoping for it. This last Sunday, I finally gave in. Or, I should say, I gave up. I surrendered everything one last time to God - this time with my whole heart.

The next morning I woke up and first thing I did was check my Facebook as I usually do. I saw your post. Read it, thought it was cool. After that post on my newsfeed, a friend of mine had posted that there was a job opening with the company she is currently working at. Still bleary-eyed and half asleep, I sent her an inbox message immediately saying "please, I'm desperately looking for a job in this line of work!"

She told me to send in my resume, so I did. A Skype interview with her boss was set up for Thursday. On Wednesday, the day before my interview, I received news that the job I had been holding out for for 6 months was no longer available. On Thursday I had the interview with the new job opportunity, and I was offered the job immediately at the end of the interview. I accepted.

Because, as it turns out, this new job is not only what I was looking for, but it offers better salary, benefits, opportunity for promotion and growth, and is in a far better location (still overseas) than the previous job I had wanted. And most importantly to me: when I mentioned to my friends and family that i had this interview, everyone without exception was excited for me and said they felt peace and God's blessing on it. So thrilled and..."

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 Dream Culture: Bringing your Dreams to Life

My World

Pine tree with a view photograph
Pine tree with a view
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay ☺

Thursday, 2 July 2015

My World

90 years ago, someone had a dream, Cornwall Park, Hastings photograph
90 years ago, someone had a dream
Cornwall Park, Hastings
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay ☺

Tomorrow Today

"Jesus with children sitting on knee / introduced to someone in heaven

"Jesus is sitting on the grass telling the children stories. A woman with straight black hair comes up with a little girl about three years old. To the mother, Jesus says, " Sit down next to me my daughter." She does. The child runs up and sits on His knee. She reaches up to touch his beard. As she reaches up, He takes her hand and kisses it.
Encounters of Heaven photograph
Encounters of Heaven

Then I am introduced to the mother who is Margaret. He says to me, "They were killed in a car accident." Then he turns to her and fondly looks at her. He gently touches the side of her face - tenderness personified. He appreciates the way she has been made. I become aware that this is the how the Lord sees us all."

Tomorrow Today is a series of excerpts from books by Lynette Love, who regularly encounters heaven - and Jesus - and Holy Spirit - and Father - now, in this life, today. 

My prayer is that you also might experience Him, and that in your own daily walk you might hear His voice, and see His face, and know His love - now, in this life, today.

Lynette's books and e-books are all available on Amazon.com

© Lynette Love, used by permission.