Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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)

L-R: Ann Gregor, Hawke's Bay Tourism with Kasey Bird and Karena Bird, sisters from Maketu, MasterChef winners, promoting their book, "For The Love Of ..." at Hastings Farmers Market, Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. photograph
Photo time
L-R: Ann Gregor, Hawke's Bay Tourism with Kasey Bird and Karena Bird, sisters from Maketu, MasterChef winners, promoting their book, "For The Love Of ..." at Hastings Farmers Market, Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings.

Australia beat New Zealand 3-2 in the final of the Festival of Hockey at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings. photograph
Pensive crowd
Australia beat New Zealand 3-2 in the final of the Festival of Hockey at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings.

Australia beat New Zealand 3-2 in the final of the Festival of Hockey at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings. photograph
Australia's third goal
Australia beat New Zealand 3-2 in the final of the Festival of Hockey at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings.

Australia beat New Zealand 3-2 in the final of the Festival of Hockey at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings. photograph
Defeated
Australia beat New Zealand 3-2 in the final of the Festival of Hockey at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings.

Napier Now lollipops, at a public meeting, discussing the Napier City Council's 2015-2025 Long Term Plan, at Taradale Primary School, Taradale, Napier. photograph
Just a little sweetener
Napier Now lollipops, at a public meeting, discussing the Napier City Council's 2015-2025 Long Term Plan, at Taradale Primary School, Taradale, Napier.

L-R: Joel Spurgeon, Julia Spurgeon, (tenahorns), Jonathan Spurgeon (cornet), Hastings, have been busking, raising money for Jonathan to go to a type 1 diabetes camp in the US. photograph
Sibling support
L-R: Joel Spurgeon, Julia Spurgeon, (tenahorns), Jonathan Spurgeon (cornet), Hastings, have been busking, raising money for Jonathan to go to a type 1 diabetes camp in the US.

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Monday, 27 April 2015

Quips & Quotes

Peter Drucker: Doing the right thing is more important than doing the thing right.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Living the Dream

"Healing in Transit: Business revivalist on way to New York on a mission trip. While in transit in the airport one of them starting talking to two maintenance guys sitting down from work. One of them was a believer. He had back pain at a level of 7/10. Business revivalist offered to pray and then got maintenance man to check - all pain gone! Ole Tom, SFO airport (4.8.13)"

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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Rocky stream near Puterino photograph
Rocky stream near Puterino
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 25 April 2015

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Lonely tree in Landmarks Square, Hastings photograph
Lonely tree
in Landmarks Square, Hastings
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 24 April 2015

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Got its head in the clouds photograph
Got its head in the clouds
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Beacons before a storm photograph
Beacons before a storm
Read their really cool history here
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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Oh, give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above.... photograph
Oh, give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above....
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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 big rock, measuring about 1200 x 600 x 500mm, which rolled down a hillside (formerly The Mission Estate pine forest), bounced over a fence, across the road and ended up on a traffic island in Church Rd, Taradale, Napier. photograph
A question of perspective
(Shhh, like most problems, it looks bigger than it was - no Photoshop)
A big rock, measuring about 1200 x 600 x 500mm, which rolled down a hillside (formerly The Mission Estate pine forest), bounced over a fence, across the road and ended up on a traffic island in Church Rd, Taradale, Napier.

Phoenix Palms in Prebensen Drive, Onekawa, Napier, chopped out to make way for the road to be increased to four lanes. photograph
That's progress
Phoenix Palms in Prebensen Drive, Onekawa, Napier, chopped out to make way for the road to be increased to four lanes.

Rainbow over Awatoto Shingle Plant, Winstone Aggregates, SH2, Awatoto, Napier. photograph
Contrasts
Rainbow over Awatoto Shingle Plant, Winstone Aggregates, SH2, Awatoto, Napier.

Elise Legarth, kayaker, Havelock North, who has been selected for the Junior World Championships in Portugal later this year, pictured at the Clive River, Clive. photograph
Keen kayaker
Elise Legarth, kayaker, Havelock North, who has been selected for the Junior World Championships in Portugal later this year, pictured at the Clive River, Clive.

Olivia Merry, Black Sticks, scored from a penalty - Hockey vs Korea, Hawke's Bay Cup 2015, Festival of Hockey at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings. photograph
Score
Olivia Merry, Black Sticks, scored from a penalty - Hockey vs Korea, Hawke's Bay Cup 2015, Festival of Hockey at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings.

Faye and Erroll Owens, from Otane, at Hawke's Bay Gold Cup Race Day at Hastings Racecourse, Hastings. photograph
Checking the odds
Faye and Erroll Owens, from Otane, at Hawke's Bay Gold Cup Race Day at Hastings Racecourse, Hastings.

L-R: Debbie White, Debbie England, Shirley Chapman, Leah Walker, all from Napier - Hawke's Bay Gold Cup Race Day at Hastings Racecourse, Hastings. photograph
Girls' Day Out
L-R: Debbie White, Debbie England, Shirley Chapman, Leah Walker, all from Napier - Hawke's Bay Gold Cup Race Day at Hastings Racecourse, Hastings.

Darryl Bradley, fifth place, talking to the owners of Ruud Awakening, Race 6, New Zealand Bloodstock Finance and Leasing Sprint $50,000, 1200m - Hawke's Bay Gold Cup Race Day at Hastings Racecourse, Hastings. photograph
Love the different expressions
Darryl Bradley, fifth place, talking to the owners of Ruud Awakening, Race 6, New Zealand Bloodstock Finance and Leasing Sprint $50,000, 1200m - Hawke's Bay Gold Cup Race Day at Hastings Racecourse, Hastings.

First time past the grandstand - Race 8, Winning Edge Presentations Hawke's Bay Gold Cup $75,000, 2200m. On the final straight, Trudy Thornton came off Apache Fireworks. The eventual winner was No 6, Alysha Collett on Classcoroc. Hawke's Bay Gold Cup Race Day at Hastings Racecourse, Hastings. photograph
Chase me
First time past the grandstand - Race 8, Winning Edge Presentations Hawke's Bay Gold Cup $75,000, 2200m. On the final straight, Trudy Thornton came off Apache Fireworks. The eventual winner was No 6, Alysha Collett on Classcoroc. Hawke's Bay Gold Cup Race Day at Hastings Racecourse, Hastings.

Trudy Thornton came off Apache Firework on the final straight of Race 8, Winning Edge Presentations Hawke's Bay Gold Cup $75,000, 2200m. The eventual winner was No 6, Alysha Collett on Classcoroc. Hawke's Bay Gold Cup Race Day at Hastings Racecourse, Hastings. photograph
Unexpected fall
Trudy Thornton came off Apache Firework on the final straight of Race 8, Winning Edge Presentations Hawke's Bay Gold Cup $75,000, 2200m. The eventual winner was No 6, Alysha Collett on Classcoroc. Hawke's Bay Gold Cup Race Day at Hastings Racecourse, Hastings.

Trudy Thornton came off Apache Firework on the final straight of Race 8, Winning Edge Presentations Hawke's Bay Gold Cup $75,000, 2200m. The eventual winner was No 6, Alysha Collett on Classcoroc. Hawke's Bay Gold Cup Race Day at Hastings Racecourse, Hastings. photograph
Ouch
Trudy Thornton came off Apache Firework on the final straight of Race 8, Winning Edge Presentations Hawke's Bay Gold Cup $75,000, 2200m. The eventual winner was No 6, Alysha Collett on Classcoroc. Hawke's Bay Gold Cup Race Day at Hastings Racecourse, Hastings.

Marco Alexander, Bay Hawks, basketball vs Waitakere Rangers at Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier. photograph
Eye on the goal
Marco Alexander, Bay Hawks, basketball vs Waitakere Rangers at Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier.

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Monday, 20 April 2015

Quips & Quotes

Walt Disney: Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Living the Dream

"Hope Inc. Testimonies (Community Business Group)

# 1 Property management Company owner goes from facing several law suits and possibly losing the business to all law suits settled favorably to now opening second location.

#2. Former bank manager had lost her job due to stress of personal struggles at home..she had new job and was being mistreated and underpaid st new job...she attended 2 Hope Inc meetings and brought her personal and workplace struggles out into the light for us to pray for....

With her identity restored and shame cycles broken ...she had the courage to apply for her dream job... She got the dream job and doubled her salary... She tested so high in aptitude test when being considered for new job.... She has put on fast track for Senior Management

#3 during sharing time several business people talking about focusing on improving their time management skills...

One attendee suddenly volunteers she is feeling shame about her inability to manage her time well...in the past I would have the people next to her pray her through renouncing the Lie , receiving the truth..

Before I get the chance to do this ..she does it herself and God shows her a beautiful picture of her as a tree planted by by the water with roots going down to the living water...shame and performance mindset gone...acceptance and peace restored Via Dave Charlson, Red Bluff (11/13)"

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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Golden grains photograph
Golden grains
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 18 April 2015

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Running along the Rotary Pathway at Westshore photograph
Running along the Rotary Pathway at Westshore
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 17 April 2015

Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council

Just some of the happy new citizens, pictured at a Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council on 15 April, 2015. Photos by Margot Burns photograph
Just some of the happy new citizens, pictured at a Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council on 15 April, 2015. Photos by Margot Burns

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Beware of flying hockey balls - Enjoy the hockey photograph
Enjoy the hockey
More details at Hawke's Bay Today  and Festival of Hockey 
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Kiwi Special

A couple of weeks ago I was privileged to photograph the release of Tanekaha, the 200th kiwi at Maungataniwha in Northern Hawke's Bay. The organisers, Tasti NZ​, had also put together a surprise reunion between a mother and her son.  photograph
A couple of weeks ago I was privileged to photograph the release of Tanekaha, the 200th kiwi at Maungataniwha in Northern Hawke's Bay. The organisers, Tasti NZ​, had also put together a surprise reunion between a mother and her son. Here's a link to my photo essay, and a link to Amy Shanks​' story in Hawke's Bay Today.  Enjoy  J

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Eskdale scarecrow, it's just not the same without the stuffing photograph
Eskdale scarecrow
It's just not the same without the stuffing
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

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)

Henry Sinclair is a keen hunter, pictured on his birthday (today) with George from the Gorge, mounted for him as a birthday gift from his parents, Trish and Craig Sinclair, Kohurau Farming Company, Waiwhare, winners of the 2015 Silver Fern Farms Hawke's Bay Farmer of the Year, at the Napier Port Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Awards. photograph
Headhunter
Henry Sinclair is a keen hunter, pictured on his birthday (today) with George from the Gorge, mounted for him as a birthday gift from his parents, Trish and Craig Sinclair, Kohurau Farming Company, Waiwhare, winners of the 2015 Silver Fern Farms Hawke's Bay Farmer of the Year, at the Napier Port Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Awards.

L-R: Henry Sinclair, Sam Henderson (Hendy) a friend, on the quad bike, with trailer and safety helmets, driving through the plantaine crop, a spring-sown permanent crop, grown by Trish and Craig Sinclair, Kohurau Farming Company, Waiwhare, winners of the 2015 Silver Fern Farms Hawke's Bay Farmer of the Year, at the Napier Port Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Awards. photograph
Off to work
L-R: Henry Sinclair, Sam Henderson (Hendy) a friend, on the quad bike, with trailer and safety helmets, driving through the plantaine crop, a spring-sown permanent crop, grown by Trish and Craig Sinclair, Kohurau Farming Company, Waiwhare, winners of the 2015 Silver Fern Farms Hawke's Bay Farmer of the Year, at the Napier Port Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Awards.

Guard of honour by fellow officers, at the funeral for police inspector Kevin Kalff, at Napier Sailing Club, Napier. photograph
Thinner blue line
Guard of honour by fellow officers, at the funeral for police inspector Kevin Kalff, at Napier Sailing Club, Napier.

Tenders ferried passengers from the Oosterdam, a cruise ship operated by Holland America Line, from out in Hawke Bay, just off Perfume Point, Ahuriri, up the channel into the Hawke's Bay Sports Fishing Club in the Inner Harbour, Napier. photograph
No room at the port
Tenders ferried passengers from the Oosterdam, a cruise ship operated by Holland America Line, from out in Hawke Bay, just off Perfume Point, Ahuriri, up the channel into the Hawke's Bay Sports Fishing Club in the Inner Harbour, Napier.

Centre: Lauren Crandall, 30, captain of the US team, at the Festival of Hockey at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings. photograph
Hockey humour
Centre: Lauren Crandall, 30, captain of the US team, at the Festival of Hockey at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings.

An Air New Zealand plane takes off in the misty rain at Hawke's Bay Airport, Napier.
I've never seen that before
An Air New Zealand plane takes off in the misty rain at Hawke's Bay Airport, Napier.

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Monday, 13 April 2015

Quips & Quotes

Thomas Parnell: Let those love now, who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Living the Dream

"My Amazing Healing Testimony – The  TRUTH is, God's Will is Always Healing - Ray Edwards

I haven't talked about this publicly.

Recently I have been through a series of doctor visits, and enough X-rays that I should light up in the dark for a while. Nothing life threatening, but fairly serious and potentially very uncomfortable. A year or so of pain and suffering was what each professional predicted.

I have been prayed for by my most trusted inner circle, and my wife Lynn, Sean, and I have declared my healing to be accomplished.

Today, Lynn and I went to see the oral surgeon for his evaluation and presumably to schedule the surgery. As I was stepping into the X-ray machine, I told the tech we expected the X-rays to show nothing, and no surgery would be required.

Lynn said, "We believe in healing, and we believe he is healed." The tech laughed nervously and took the X-rays. A few minutes later, the surgeon came in and said, "So why don't you tell me why you're here."

I told him about the other doctor visits and X-rays and what they had recommended (that I come to him for surgery).

He looked at the X-ray for a long time and then said: "I'm going to have to see the other x-rays, because I don't see anything on this one."

"So in the meantime, I don't think we need to be in any rush to do anything." He did seem puzzled.

Of course, the other x-rays are going to show what was existing at that time in the past. Then I will have to demand they retake the x-rays, and the new x-rays (showing nothing in need of surgery) will be confirmed.

And THEY will know what I already know - Jesus has completely healed me of this disease. And for his next display of Grace and Truth, the Lord is already bringing about the healing of my other health annoyance (which the doctors call "PArkinson's Disease" because apparently there is no checkbox on the medical form for the diagnosis "Lie of Satan".)"

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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Misty morning photograph
Misty morning
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 11 April 2015

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Squash harvest near Napier photograph
Squash harvest near Napier
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 10 April 2015

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Flaming red flowers photograph
Flaming red flowers
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 9 April 2015

My World

Suspicious sheep on State Highway 5 photograph
Suspicious sheep on State Highway 5
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

My World

The old Embankment Bridge over Ahuriri Estuary photograph
The old Embankment Bridge over Ahuriri Estuary
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

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)

Nicki Dowling, Hawke's Bay, running in the open division of the Avanti Plus Tri, race 6 of the Shed 2 Series, a Tri Hawke's Bay Club Championships triathlon, at Pandora Pond, Napier. photograph
Still going
Nicki Dowling, Hawke's Bay, running in the open division of the Avanti Plus Tri, race 6 of the Shed 2 Series, a Tri Hawke's Bay Club Championships triathlon, at Pandora Pond, Napier.

Bob Jones, owner, Sylvan Lodge Motel, Hastings, had tyres slashed on his vehicles overnight. photograph
No excuse
Bob Jones, owner, Sylvan Lodge Motel, Hastings, had tyres slashed on his vehicles overnight.

Sign on the road in - release of the newly-named "Tanekaha" (strong man) the 200th kiwi released at Maungataniwha Native Forest, Northern Hawke's Bay, a Tasti Facebook promotion themed around Kiwis who have "flown the nest." Tanekaha was named by Lynda Holswich, Auckland, the competition winner. Her son Aaron Holswich, now living in Perth, Australia, was a surprise guest. photograph
Dogs will be shot
Sign on the road in - release of the newly-named "Tanekaha" (strong man) the 200th kiwi released at Maungataniwha Native Forest, Northern Hawke's Bay, a Tasti Facebook promotion themed around Kiwis who have "flown the nest." Tanekaha was named by Lynda Holswich, Auckland, the competition winner. Her son Aaron Holswich, now living in Perth, Australia, was a surprise guest.

Release of the newly-named "Tanekaha" (strong man) the 200th kiwi released at Maungataniwha Native Forest, Northern Hawke's Bay, a Tasti Facebook promotion themed around Kiwis who have "flown the nest." Tanekaha was named by Lynda Holswich, Auckland, the competition winner. Her son Aaron Holswich, now living in Perth, Australia, was a surprise guest. photograph
Tears of joy
Release of the newly-named "Tanekaha" (strong man) the 200th kiwi released at Maungataniwha Native Forest, Northern Hawke's Bay, a Tasti Facebook promotion themed around Kiwis who have "flown the nest." Tanekaha was named by Lynda Holswich, Auckland, the competition winner. Her son Aaron Holswich, now living in Perth, Australia, was a surprise guest.

Release of the newly-named "Tanekaha" (strong man) the 200th kiwi released at Maungataniwha Native Forest, Northern Hawke's Bay, a Tasti Facebook promotion themed around Kiwis who have "flown the nest." Tanekaha was named by Lynda Holswich, Auckland, the competition winner. Her son Aaron Holswich, now living in Perth, Australia, was a surprise guest. photograph
Reunited
Release of the newly-named "Tanekaha" (strong man) the 200th kiwi released at Maungataniwha Native Forest, Northern Hawke's Bay, a Tasti Facebook promotion themed around Kiwis who have "flown the nest." Tanekaha was named by Lynda Holswich, Auckland, the competition winner. Her son Aaron Holswich, now living in Perth, Australia, was a surprise guest.

Release of the newly-named "Tanekaha" (strong man) the 200th kiwi released at Maungataniwha Native Forest, Northern Hawke's Bay, a Tasti Facebook promotion themed around Kiwis who have "flown the nest." Tanekaha was named by Lynda Holswich, Auckland, the competition winner. Her son Aaron Holswich, now living in Perth, Australia, was a surprise guest. photograph
Happy mum
Release of the newly-named "Tanekaha" (strong man) the 200th kiwi released at Maungataniwha Native Forest, Northern Hawke's Bay, a Tasti Facebook promotion themed around Kiwis who have "flown the nest." Tanekaha was named by Lynda Holswich, Auckland, the competition winner. Her son Aaron Holswich, now living in Perth, Australia, was a surprise guest.

Release of the newly-named "Tanekaha" (strong man) the 200th kiwi released at Maungataniwha Native Forest, Northern Hawke's Bay, a Tasti Facebook promotion themed around Kiwis who have "flown the nest." Tanekaha was named by Lynda Holswich, Auckland, the competition winner. Her son Aaron Holswich, now living in Perth, Australia, was a surprise guest. photograph
Huhu bugs for lunch
Release of the newly-named "Tanekaha" (strong man) the 200th kiwi released at Maungataniwha Native Forest, Northern Hawke's Bay, a Tasti Facebook promotion themed around Kiwis who have "flown the nest." Tanekaha was named by Lynda Holswich, Auckland, the competition winner. Her son Aaron Holswich, now living in Perth, Australia, was a surprise guest.

Hanna Wainohu, Hastings, with Fraser Wainohu-Rakuraku, former league and rugby player, pictured at Cornwall Park, Hastings. photograph
Switching codes
Hanna Wainohu, Hastings, with Fraser Wainohu-Rakuraku, former league and rugby player, pictured at Cornwall Park, Hastings.

Demolition of Housing New Zealand state houses on Bledisloe Rd, Maraenui, Napier. photograph
On the way out
Demolition of Housing New Zealand state houses on Bledisloe Rd, Maraenui, Napier.

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Monday, 6 April 2015

Quips & Quotes

From a song by The Imperials: My faith doesn't stand in the wisdom of men, it stands in the power of God, and it doesn't rise or fall when I'm back against the wall; My faith stands in the power of God.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Blood moon? Gonna have to wait till September

So what if there was a bit of cloud and the blood moon was a no-show, we still had fun photograph
So what if there was a bit of cloud and the blood moon was a no-show, we still had fun J

Living the Dream

"25% Annual Sales in ONE DAY - This report from a Pet Supplies Sales Manager who partners with God at work:

"Yesterday I was working at a trade show for our biggest Distributor customer in Southern California. They invite all the pet product retailers to attend. A believing colleague and I were commenting about how our sales were down 16% compared to YTD last year. WE DECLARED that this trade show would be the boost we needed to get our numbers up.

Good daily sales for a show like this are $40-50k. By the time we were 75% through the day we were at 40k.

Then a customer who was NOT EVEN AT THE TRADE SHOW contacted his sales rep for the distributor and said if we would give him an extra 5% off he would order $450k of our products.
I got my boss on the phone on a Sunday and after some back and forth we made the deal..which ended up being $250k!!!

So we ended the show with about $300k in sales, which is about TEN TIMES THE AVERAGE OF WHAT WE DO IN SALES AT A TRADE SHOW. Even the VP of our a distributor customer ( who has 30+ years in the business) was amazed.

God responded to our simple declaration.

When the new numbers come in we should now be up 35% compared to YTD last year.
God is Good!!!” via Dave Charlson"

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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Hey little cluster, why so coy? photograph
Hey little cluster, why so coy?
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 4 April 2015

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Now that's a lot of venison photograph
Now that's a lot of venison
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 3 April 2015

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Sparrow feast in Eskdale photograph
Sparrow feast in Eskdale
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 2 April 2015

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When I wake up wondering what the day holds... Sunrise over Hawke's Bay photograph
When I wake up wondering what the day holds...
Sunrise over Hawke's Bay, hope for the day ahead
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J
duncan brown photography

Update:
 After a comment on another forum that my post was kinda "kitsch", let me add some background:

As I drove to work that morning, much earlier than my usual time, my eye was caught by the beauty of the sunrise and my instant reaction was "Good morning Father." Not addressed to the sunrise for I'm not a sun-worshipper, but to the awesome God who displays his glory in creation yet takes an intense interest in my daily life. 

Maybe it would have been less kitsch to quote a scripture: 
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23 English Standard Version (ESV).
 Sometimes life really sucks, but most mornings as I leave the house, I have a standard saying, "Who knows what exciting things are going to happen today." I have to live in hope of better things.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

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Spiky alpine plant photograph
Spiky alpine plant
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J