Friday, 31 October 2014

My World

Geometry is boring, right? Oh wait... The William Nelson Skate Park in Hastings photograph
Geometry is boring, right? Oh wait...
The William Nelson Skate Park in Hastings
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

My World

Fancy fence, just for the fun of it photograph
Fancy fence, just for the fun of it
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 28 October 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)

Russell Mitchell, Maraenui Golf Club, Napier, chipping onto the green in the third round of the Greenwood Cup at Waipukurau Golf Club, Waipukurau. photograph
Just chipper
Russell Mitchell, Maraenui Golf Club, Napier, chipping onto the green in the third round of the Greenwood Cup at Waipukurau Golf Club, Waipukurau.

Linda Bruce, Pukehou, at EIT Eastern Institute of Technology, Taradale, Napier, with "Cloud Machine: Conveyor", which has been selected for New Zealand's Sculpture OnShore exhibition in Auckland next month. photograph
Copper clouds
Linda Bruce, Pukehou, at EIT Eastern Institute of Technology, Taradale, Napier, with "Cloud Machine: Conveyor", which has been selected for New Zealand's Sculpture OnShore exhibition in Auckland next month.

Ged Robinson with his son Mckenzie  - Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby team parade the Ranfurly Shield through Tennyson St, Napier. photograph
Like father, like son
Ged Robinson with his son Mckenzie  - Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby team parade the Ranfurly Shield through Tennyson St, Napier.

Nikki Lines, Auckland, at an Austin Flying 'A' Enthusiasts Club car show at The Sound Shell, Napier. photograph
Just beautiful
Nikki Lines, Auckland, at an Austin Flying 'A' Enthusiasts Club car show at The Sound Shell, Napier.
Harrison Whiteside, Christchurch, competing in heat 3 of the open men's quarter-finals, Surfing New Zealand Backdoor BayBash at Waimarama. photograph
Flying high
Harrison Whiteside, Christchurch, competing in heat 3 of the open men's quarter-finals, Surfing New Zealand Backdoor BayBash at Waimarama.

Dog plays in the waves at the Surfing New Zealand Backdoor BayBash at Waimarama. photograph
Priorities, people, priorities
Dog plays in the waves at the Surfing New Zealand Backdoor BayBash at Waimarama.

Ben Hazlewood, Hawke's Bay, competing in heat 4 of the open men's quarter-finals, Surfing New Zealand Backdoor BayBash at Waimarama. photograph
Going back for more
Ben Hazlewood, Hawke's Bay, competing in heat 4 of the open men's quarter-finals, Surfing New Zealand Backdoor BayBash at Waimarama.

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Quips & Quotes

Maria Robinson: Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Living the Dream

"God Gives Just Because You are His Child: 

A friend of mine in first year this year has been struggling financially his whole time in Redding. He waits tables at Logan's steakhouse. He was meeting with some folks the last week of January and they asked him if he wanted to go back to Africa (he had been in Mozambique in the past with IRIS). He said his dream would be if he could have school paid off and then go to Africa. The man pulls out an envelope from his shirt pocket and slides it across the table, saying "before you got here tonight the Lord told me to give this to you.... I think you're going to Africa" In the envelope was a check for $5,000.

Needless to say my friend was overjoyed and for the last two weeks he has been rejoicing and processing about it with God. He asked God why He gave it to him now...when he had finally caught up with his bills and wasn't behind (things had gotten better at his job). He asked God why didn't He give it to him when he really needed it. He said the Lord told him "I don't give to you because you're in need, I give to you because you're My son." (via Thomas Blackmon, Redding, CA)

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

A white calla lily photograph
A white calla lily
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 23 October 2014

My World

Autumn's over, and summer's acomin' at The Fabric Shoppe in Hastings photograph
Autumn's over, and summer's acomin'
at The Fabric Shoppe in Hastings
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

My World

From a bygone era - Raupunga Store & Post Office photograph
From a bygone era
Raupunga Store & Post Office
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 21 October 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)

Helly Wilson-Blackbourn, Hastings, has 20 per cent vision, and will be entering Tour of the Bay cycle race on Sunday, on a tandem bike with her partner Glenn Irwin. photograph
Ready to ride
Helly Wilson-Blackbourn, Hastings, has 20 per cent vision, and will be entering Tour of the Bay cycle race on Sunday, on a tandem bike with her partner Glenn Irwin.

L-R: Liam Udy-Johns and his former coach Quentin Chadwick, members of different Fastpitch softball teams, both playing in the Hawke's Bay premier men's competition this year. photograph
Protege promoted
L-R: Liam Udy-Johns and his former coach Quentin Chadwick, members of different Fastpitch softball teams, both playing in the Hawke's Bay premier men's competition this year.

The crowd celebrates Richard Buckman's try at the Hawke's Bay Magpies vs Northland rugby game at McLean Park, Napier photograph
It's not just the beer talking
The crowd celebrates Richard Buckman's try at the Hawke's Bay Magpies vs Northland rugby game at McLean Park, Napier

Ihaia West in the final minutes of the Hawke's Bay Magpies vs Northland rugby game at McLean Park, Napier photograph
Happy chappy
Ihaia West in the final minutes of the Hawke's Bay Magpies vs Northland rugby game at McLean Park, Napier

Hine-Raumati Kireka, 8, Flaxmere, Hastings, playing swingball at the annual Gypsy Fair in the Havelock North Domain, Havelock North. photograph
All tied up
Hine-Raumati Kireka, 8, Flaxmere, Hastings, playing swingball at the annual Gypsy Fair in the Havelock North Domain, Havelock North.

Musicians wait their turn to perform at Grand Concert 2014, a concert by the Hawke's Bay branch of New Zealand Suzuki Institute, at Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North. photograph
Young maestros
Musicians wait their turn to perform at Grand Concert 2014, a concert by the Hawke's Bay branch of New Zealand Suzuki Institute, at Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North.

L-R: Sharn Abbott, Saints, safe home; Carl Steffert, Maraenui Pumas - premier softball at Akina Park, Hastings. photograph
Beat the ball
L-R: Sharn Abbott, Saints, safe home; Carl Steffert, Maraenui Pumas - premier softball at Akina Park, Hastings.

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Living the Dream

Does God pay tax? I had an unexpected very high tax bill sent to me with a 10 due notice attached. I neither had the extra funds nor the energy to deal with this. I asked God to take care of it for me. One week later I got a returned call from the auditor, expecting to set up a payment plan if possible, after just a few minutes of talking, the auditor said "You know what? I am just going to write this off, you owe nothing." God really does answer our BOLD prayers! Jennifer J, TN"

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

History in the measuring photograph
History in the measuring
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 18 October 2014

My World

Carefully created plaster splatters c1950 photograph
Carefully created plaster splatters c1950
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 17 October 2014

My World

Hastings red light district photograph
Hastings red light district
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 14 October 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)

I only worked at the paper for one day this week, but it was sure worth it! Hawke's Bay Magpies drew 20-20 against Southland Stags to retain the Ranfurly Shield for the summer, after a last-minute drop-goal by Ihaia West J

L-R: Jesse Jardine, Luke Wheatley, Mitchell Allen, Sam Strachan, all from Napier, drinking Tui beer in a spa before the game photograph
Party's on
L-R: Jesse Jardine, Luke Wheatley, Mitchell Allen, Sam Strachan, all from Napier, drinking Tui beer in a spa before the game.

With ball: Shannan Chase who scored two tries for the Magpies photograph
Catch me if you can
With ball: Shannan Chase who scored two tries for the Magpies.

Black and white was the colour to be seen in photograph
Hedgehog man
Black and white was the colour to be seen in

Man in crowd after Ihaia West attempts and misses a drop goal in the last five minutes. photograph
Oh, the despair
Man in crowd after Ihaia West attempts and misses a drop goal in the last five minutes.

Ecstatic crowd after Ihaia West kicks a drop goal in the last minute, on his second attempt photograph
Oh, the rapture
Ecstatic crowd after Ihaia West kicks a drop goal in the last minute, on his second attempt

L-R: Tony Lamborn with Dre Renata from Australia (He's got Kiwi parents) photograph
The Log o' Wood's ours for the summer
L-R: Tony Lamborn with Dre Renata from Australia (He's got Kiwi parents)

L-R: Madi Ferris, Napier, and Caitlin Leeuw, Clive, cousins get a selfie with Ryan Tongia, photograph
Cousins celebrate
L-R: Madi Ferris, Napier, and Caitlin Leeuw, Clive, cousins get a selfie with Ryan Tongia,

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Monday, 13 October 2014

Quips & Quotes

Anonymous: Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Living the Dream

"Train Healed???!!!!

Sceptical businessman who doesn't know Jesus had a ride-on train for 20+years. He knows his train inside and out. He was asked to set it up for a Christmas event at the Civic Center. After setting it up it wouldn't go. He checked wiring and connections but nothing seemed out of order. Next an individual from the crowd walked up, laid hands on the train and prayed for it to go. To the businessman’s shock the train started working! Does Jesus love train rides? Via Dan M. Redding. CA"

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

Saturday, 11 October 2014

My World

labour of Love photograph
labour of Love
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 10 October 2014

My World

Gorgeous golden garden grasses photograph
Gorgeous golden garden grasses
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 9 October 2014

My World

Hey there to my loyal fans and friends, here's my latest photo of Hawke's Bay after just a brief hiatus, more on that in coming posts. In the meantime, enjoy J

Car yard security, it's kinda sad really. photograph
Car yard security, it's kinda sad really
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Monday, 6 October 2014

Quips & Quotes

Anonymous: There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Living the Dream

"Business Increase While Watching Heaven in Business Conference.

I wanted to attend the Heaven in Business conference in person but was not able to fit in but, I did subscribe to the Live Stream and have been following you for the past two days. Someone today was praying towards the end of their session, I believe it was you, that those attending would have business come to them even while they were at the conference. That we would be getting phone calls, text message, emails and even faxes (if they are still around) that would bring us business.

During the last 7-10 minutes of Steve & Wendy’s presentation today my phone rang. I business associate that I've not worked with for over a year called to ask if I would fly down to Dallas, TX on August 19 for 3 days to help him and video a one day training session that he wants to do there. He will pay me $1,000 plus expenses for my time.

My wife and I prayed about it after dinner and the Lord told her that I should do it. I've been thinking about him lately and wondered how he is doing with life and the Lord. Now I get paid to spend time with him and find out. Henry, MN"

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