Sunday, 31 August 2014

Living the Dream

"Here is a testimony from when Andy and Janine Mason were with us last weekend: "Hey PS. Just wanted to share a testimony from Saturday night. Had an ankle problem in my left leg for 5 years. Get up most nights restless because of pain. Was really depressing me. On Saturday night when the visiting preacher was praying for "knees" I asked The Lord to touch my ankle. GONE. INSTANTLY. Pain free week. No more panadol. How good is GOD. Thank you.""

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

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Bombing practice for birds photograph
Bombing practice for birds
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Saturday, 30 August 2014

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Winter vineyards at Roy's Hill photograph
Winter vineyards at Roy's Hill
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Friday, 29 August 2014

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Tall brown thing on Te Mata Peak photograph
Tall brown thing on Te Mata Peak
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Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Advanced stage of protanopia in Napier photograph
Advanced stage of protanopia in Napier
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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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Windscreen washer in Hastings photograph
Windscreen washer in Hastings
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Spice of Life

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

Ella Kommeren, 9, Hastings, modelling hairstyle and clothing, preview show for Style for a Cause, at Ellwood Function Centre, Hastings photograph
Miss Model
Ella Kommeren, 9, Hastings, modelling hairstyle and clothing, preview show for Style for a Cause, at Ellwood Function Centre, Hastings
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Hockey bronze medal from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, won by Emily Naylor, Kereru photograph
Humanity, Equality, Destiny
Hockey bronze medal from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, won by Emily Naylor, Kereru
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Libby Rainger, year 13, Havelock North High School, Havelock North, part of a student initiative which has asked celebrities to upload selfies of themselves onto a Facebook page promoting the Havelock North Spring Fair, a fundraiser. photograph
Fish face
Libby Rainger, year 13, Havelock North High School, Havelock North, part of a student initiative which has asked celebrities to upload selfies of themselves onto a Facebook page promoting the Havelock North Spring Fair, a fundraiser.
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L-R: Kim Dotcom, founder, funder, Internet Party; Hone Harawira, leader, Mana Party - Internet Mana meeting at Cheval Rooms, Hawke's Bay Racecourse, Hastings photograph
Money meets Mana
L-R: Kim Dotcom, founder, funder, Internet Party; Hone Harawira, leader, Mana Party - Internet Mana meeting at Cheval Rooms, Hawke's Bay Racecourse, Hastings
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Kim Dotcom, founder, funder, Internet Party - Internet Mana meeting at Cheval Rooms, Hawke's Bay Racecourse, Hastings photograph
Catching the moment
Kim Dotcom, founder, funder, Internet Party - Internet Mana meeting at Cheval Rooms, Hawke's Bay Racecourse, Hastings
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Young people at an Internet Mana meeting at Cheval Rooms, Hawke's Bay Racecourse, Hastings photograph
Youth Vote
Young people at an Internet Mana meeting at Cheval Rooms, Hawke's Bay Racecourse, Hastings
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Election billboard damage, vandalism, on corner of Wilson Rd and Flaxmere Ave, Flaxmere, Hastings - four billboards on the corner, only one damaged, a billboard of John Key, PM, and Craig Foss, National Party candidate for Tukituki electorate. photograph
Patches of red
Election billboard damage, vandalism, on corner of Wilson Rd and Flaxmere Ave, Flaxmere, Hastings - four billboards on the corner, only one damaged, a billboard of John Key, PM, and Craig Foss, National Party candidate for Tukituki electorate.
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Left: Richard Buckman, Hawke's Bay Magpies, rugby vs Taranaki at McLean Park, Napier. Magpies won 29-26 photograph
High jump
Left: Richard Buckman, Hawke's Bay Magpies, rugby vs Taranaki at McLean Park, Napier. Magpies won 29-26
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Half-time entertainment - Hawke's Bay Magpies, rugby vs Taranaki at McLean Park, Napier. Magpies won 29-26 photograph
Eye candy for the girls
Half-time entertainment - Hawke's Bay Magpies, rugby vs Taranaki at McLean Park, Napier. Magpies won 29-26
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L-R: Azaleas Quenton, 12, Hastings, an assault victim; Ihaia West - Azaleas Quenton got to meet the Magpies and was presented with a jersey after the game - Hawke's Bay Magpies vs Taranaki - Rugby at McLean Park, Napier. Magpies won 29-26 photograph
Boy meets hero
L-R: Azaleas Quenton, 12, Hastings, an assault victim; Ihaia West - Azaleas Quenton got to meet the Magpies and was presented with a jersey after the game - Hawke's Bay Magpies vs Taranaki - Rugby at McLean Park, Napier. Magpies won 29-26
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With ball: Sylvia Bockman, Hawke's Bay Tuis - women's rugby vs Waikato at Park Island Napier. Waikato won 43-3 photograph
Gotcha
With ball: Sylvia Bockman, Hawke's Bay Tuis - women's rugby vs Waikato at Park Island Napier. Waikato won 43-3
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L-R: Natalie Tims, Senior station officer Bill Tims with a photo book - Function to celebrate Senior station officer Graham Arthur (just promoted) and Senior station officer Bill Tims (stepping down) - change of the guard at Haumoana Volunteer Fire Brigade, Haumoana photograph
Thanks guys
L-R: Natalie Tims, Senior station officer Bill Tims with a photo book - Function to celebrate Senior station officer Graham Arthur (just promoted) and Senior station officer Bill Tims (stepping down) - change of the guard at Haumoana Volunteer Fire Brigade, Haumoana
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Monday, 25 August 2014

Quips & Quotes

Lao Tzu: The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Living the Dream

"Atheist businessman married to praying wife. He declared “There is no way there is something out there, beside…me.” Six weeks ago, in midst of challenging business situation, his wife said “Why don’t you just let go, give it a shot, try to believe in this thing God.” He said, “Fine I will do it.”

“I opened myself up to listen. I had very vivid dreams for some reason… voice in my head about what to do…. made lot changes (in the business) in six weeks. Made deals [with the Voice in his head] where I asked for something and got that. In order to get the deal I had to go to a church and tell the bishop what happened.”

Business was turning around in response to him listening and making deals with the ‘Voice.’ Two weeks ago his wife asked him to come to Bethel with her. The Voice said to him, “You should go.” In the morning service he felt hair stand up on back of neck – felt the Presence of God. “I thought if I go up here (Bethel) and if I'm going to believe, I will get baptized if I feel like getting baptized.” That Sunday morning Bethel announced baptisms for the evening so he got baptized and is now no longer an atheist. He has met the Voice."

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

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Dancing worms 
Chimneys in Hastings
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Sapling still stands strong photograph
Sapling still stands strong
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Friday, 22 August 2014

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2OLD4U - I'm gorgeous, but you can't have me...? photograph
2OLD4U
I'm gorgeous, but you can't have me...?
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 21 August 2014

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My favourite fast food, Cafe Anatolia in Hastings photograph
My favourite fast food
Cafe Anatolia in Hastings
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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Pollards and Presbyterians in Hastings photograph
Pollards and Presbyterians in Hastings
More about pollarding
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Spice of Life

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

Soraya Alexander, with a helper - 7 years and under five minute race - round five, Endura National Chamopionships, run by Cyclocross Hawke's Bay, at Roy's Hill Reserve, SH50, Fernhill, Hastings photograph
Helping hand
Soraya Alexander, with a helper - 7 years and under five minute race - round five, Endura National Chamopionships, run by Cyclocross Hawke's Bay, at Roy's Hill Reserve, SH50, Fernhill, Hastings
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Centre: Stephen Holdsworth, masters 2 men, carries his bike up a hill. Others pushed, others rode - race including under 19 female, open female, masters 2 men, masters 3 men - round five, Endura National Chamopionships, run by Cyclocross Hawke's Bay, at Roy's Hill Reserve, SH50, Fernhill, Hastings photograph
Roles reversed
Centre: Stephen Holdsworth, masters 2 men, carries his bike up a hill. Others pushed, others rode - race including under 19 female, open female, masters 2 men, masters 3 men - round five, Endura National Chamopionships, run by Cyclocross Hawke's Bay, at Roy's Hill Reserve, SH50, Fernhill, Hastings
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Garth McVicar, the new candidate for The Conservative Party for the Napier electorate, speaking at his campaign launch at Bluewater Hotel, Napier. Garth McVicar is more well-known for setting up the Sensible Sentencing Trust. photograph
Coup for The Conservatives
Garth McVicar, the new candidate for The Conservative Party for the Napier electorate, speaking at his campaign launch at Bluewater Hotel, Napier. Garth McVicar is more well-known for setting up the Sensible Sentencing Trust.
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Janie Smith, Napier, out delivering fliers in support of Palestine in the Gaza conflict photograph
On a mission
Janie Smith, Napier, out delivering fliers in support of Palestine in the Gaza conflict
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Christine Harbers, Waipukurau, answering questions for One-Man-Poll, an election poll by Harrison Christian, reporter at Hawke's Bay Today photograph
No talking heads here
Christine Harbers, Waipukurau, answering questions for One-Man-Poll, an election poll by Harrison Christian, reporter at Hawke's Bay Today
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Mike King, comedian, talkback show host for The Nutters Club, speaking at the Youth Offenders Unit at Mangaroa Prison, Hawke's Bay Prison, Mangaroa, Hastings photograph
Absolutely inspirational
Mike King, comedian, talkback show host for The Nutters Club, speaking at the Youth Offenders Unit at Mangaroa Prison, Hawke's Bay Prison, Mangaroa, Hastings
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Stephen Jenkinson, Conservative Party candidate, Tukituki electorate - pictured at an election debate on Radio Kidnappers, Hastings, hosted by Andrew Austin, editor, Hawke's Bay Today photograph
A lighter moment
Stephen Jenkinson, Conservative Party candidate, Tukituki electorate, pictured at an election debate on Radio Kidnappers, Hastings, hosted by Andrew Austin, editor, Hawke's Bay Today
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Anna Lorck, Labour Party candidate, Tukituki electorate, pictured at an election debate on Radio Kidnappers, Hastings, hosted by Andrew Austin, editor, Hawke's Bay Today photograph
"I have never met your parents"
Anna Lorck, Labour Party candidate, Tukituki electorate, pictured at an election debate on Radio Kidnappers, Hastings, hosted by Andrew Austin, editor, Hawke's Bay Today
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Monday, 18 August 2014

Quips & Quotes

Promise Keepers: The mind justifies what the heart chooses.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Living the Dream

"Female prison chaplain was confined to wheelchair for last 2yrs. She went in to a maximum security Texas prison to minister to the faith-based inmate group. They asked to pray for her and she agreed. She politely thanked them then was about to continue when they interrupted her and asked her to test out whether God had healed her. A little surprised she agreed and attempted to stand. To her great surprise her legs were fully strong and she started dancing around the prison chapel. She went into the prison in a wheelchair and walked out! Huntsville, TX"

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

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Working late at Hastings District Council photograph
Working late at Hastings District Council
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 15 August 2014

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Flags for foreign friends
Hawke's Bay Holiday Park, Bay View
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Spice of Life

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

A red buoy on a grey day at Lake Tutira photograph
Filling the lake
A red buoy on a grey day at Lake Tutira
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A 120 year-old Norfolk Pine about to be felled because it is dying, near the Six Sisters on Marine Parade, Napier. photograph
Past its prime
A 120 year-old Norfolk Pine about to be felled because it is dying, near the Six Sisters on Marine Parade, Napier.
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L-R: Maia Young-Pomana, Port Ahuriri Pulse; Kiarah Miringaorangi, Grenmeadows Magic; Rui Katayama, Port Ahuriri Pulse; Jarred Kinsey, Greenmeadows Magic - Greenmeadows School, Napier, vs Port Ahuriri School, Napier - grade two final, Hawke's Bay Primary Schools netball tournament at Hawke's Bay Sports Park, Hastings photograph
No stepping
L-R: Maia Young-Pomana, Port Ahuriri Pulse; Kiarah Miringaorangi, Greenmeadows Magic; Rui Katayama, Port Ahuriri Pulse; Jarred Kinsey, Greenmeadows Magic - Greenmeadows School, Napier, vs Port Ahuriri School, Napier - grade two final, Hawke's Bay Primary Schools netball tournament at Hawke's Bay Sports Park, Hastings
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L-R: Craig Foss, National MP, Tukituki electorate; Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development and Local Government and Associate Minister of Housing - breakfast at The Peak, Havelock North photograph
Clowning around
L-R: Craig Foss, National MP, Tukituki electorate; Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development and Local Government and Associate Minister of Housing - breakfast at The Peak, Havelock North
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L-R: Greg Shaw, Maraekakaho, Nick Riddell, Argyll; India Hendrikse, AUT student, doing a story on the sheep and beef auctions at Stortford Lodge Saleyards, Hastings photograph
Vegetarian visits
L-R: Greg Shaw, Maraekakaho, Nick Riddell, Argyll; India Hendrikse, AUT student, doing a story on the sheep and beef auctions at Stortford Lodge Saleyards, Hastings
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Sheep auction at the Stortford Lodge Saleyards, Hastings photograph
Look at me
Sheep auction at the Stortford Lodge Saleyards, Hastings
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L-R: Ivy Morley, president, Napier SPCA, with Milly, a Labrador kelpie; Jason Heaven, managing director, Heaven's Bakery, Greenmeadows, Napier; Faye Johnson, fundraising manager, Hastings SPCA, with Mahli, a border collie cross - promo for SPCA Cupcake Day. photograph
Cupcakes for charity
L-R: Ivy Morley, president, Napier SPCA, with Milly, a Labrador kelpie; Jason Heaven, managing director, Heaven's Bakery, Greenmeadows, Napier; Faye Johnson, fundraising manager, Hastings SPCA, with Mahli, a border collie cross - promo for SPCA Cupcake Day.
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Ihaia West, Hawke's Bay Magpies, running in for a try - Pre-season rugby vs Waikato. Magpies won 39-22 photograph
Didn't see that coming
Ihaia West, Hawke's Bay Magpies, running in for a try - Pre-season rugby vs Waikato. Magpies won 39-22
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Ryan Tongia, Hawke's Bay Magpies, scores a try - Pre-season rugby vs Waikato. Magpies won 39-22 photograph
Touchdown
Ryan Tongia, Hawke's Bay Magpies, scores a try - Pre-season rugby vs Waikato. Magpies won 39-22
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Treetops photograph
Treetops 
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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No parking, no entry photograph
No parking, no entry
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Monday, 11 August 2014

Quips & Quotes

Jeremy Dwyer: (before a tennis match) Once again into the fray, my knobbly kneecaps go; Two bold patellas on display, it's really quite a show.

(And yes, I've since learnt the correct word is patellae, but that's the direct quote. Jeremy was a wonderfully 'human' mayor.)

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Living the Dream

"A few weeks after returning from New York to California, we got to take another team into a local business that was expanding their premises. In the process, they were concerned about the higher overhead and staffing requirements involved. We repeated some testimonies of what God had been doing in business and then walked throughout the building releasing “Peace to this house.”

As we were about to leave, the CEO received a phone call from one of his staff. He intently listened, then asked the staff person to repeat what he just said so he could put it on speakerphone. We all heard that the company had just been contacted by a business requesting a quote on 25–100 mechanical panels per month. When we asked what this meant, the CEO replied, “Currently we are doing 3–5 per YEAR!” He ended the call and said, "This is stupid," with a big grin on his face.

Next, he busted out his “happy dance” moves. "I’m going back to the office and they will all know—they knew what we were doing over here. Some of them will say, ‘That is so God.’ Others will be thinking, ‘That is spooky.’""
 
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

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Boy sits alone, waiting photograph
Boy sits alone, waiting
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 9 August 2014

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Raupunga monument to the olden days photograph
Raupunga monument to the olden days
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 8 August 2014

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Lavender, you can't walk past without breaking a bit off photograph
Lavender
You can't walk past without breaking a bit off
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 7 August 2014

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St Matthew's Anglican Church in Hastings. One of the city's oldest buildings, it holds a Category One designation from the NZ Historic Places Trust. photograph
St Matthew's Anglican Church in Hastings.
One of the city's oldest buildings, it holds a Category One designation from the NZ Historic Places Trust.
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

My World

I can do cute, a blue heeler fox terrier cross dog photograph
I can do cute 
A blue heeler fox terrier cross dog
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Spice of Life

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

Snow on the Kaweka Range in glorious sunny weather, pictured from West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier, looking across the marina at Napier Sailing Club and Meeanee Quay. photograph
 Idyllic, iconic Hawke's Bay
Snow on the Kaweka Range in glorious sunny weather, pictured from West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier, looking across the marina at Napier Sailing Club and Meeanee Quay.
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Annie Dundas, general manager, Hawke's Bay Tourism, national finalist in the New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Awards, for The Big Easy, a social  biking, cycling event around Hawke's Bay photograph
On yer bike
Annie Dundas, general manager, Hawke's Bay Tourism, national finalist in the New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Awards, for The Big Easy, a social  biking, cycling event around Hawke's Bay
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Monday, 4 August 2014

Quips & Quotes

Anonymous: Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Living the Dream

"Cancer healed by door greeters: (Barcelona, Spain via Mike Chandler 2002)

 Man came to church on a Sunday morning. He was quite discouraged as he entered the door and the greeters, Andres and Brian, two men in their early 20's, asked him what was wrong. He said he had prostate cancer and recently found out it had metastasized and spread throughout his body. The doctors told him there was nothing more they could do, to go back to Ecuador to see his family before he dies.

Leader had been speaking on “Anything is possible with God.” Andres and Brian took a risk, stepped out in faith, and asked if they could pray for him. Nelson quickly agreed so they laid hands on him right near the entrance of the church, taking authority against the cancer, speaking health over him, and praying for his healing. They did this as people were coming in for the Sunday morning service.

Two weeks later Nelson again came to church, though this time he was full of joy! He told the greeters he had to speak with Andres and Brian. He found them and they asked what had happened. He said that he started feeling much better after they prayed for him so he went back to the doctor. The doctor ran some tests and called him back saying there must be a mistake. He wanted him to come back in for some more testing. After the second round of tests, the doctor told him he didn't know what to say, they cannot find any cancer anywhere in his body!"

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

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Boat with a boy's name photograph
Boat with a boy's name
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 2 August 2014

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In memory of my Mum (in-law) Proteas, aka sugarbushes, from South Africa photograph
In memory of my Mum (in-law)
Proteas, aka sugarbushes, from South Africa
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 1 August 2014

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A signwriter's dream, a general election AND a local by-election
A signwriter's dream
A general election AND a local by-election
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J