Tag Archives: life

Waiting for God (or dicing with death)

I have had the privilege last week of spending time with a group of men.  We were all in the Coronary Care Unit of our local hospital. We were all waiting for God in one way or another. Some of us have been closer than others.  When I first arrived, there were 4 of us who are 54.  We had discussions ranging from sex, Continue reading

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Dear Julia

“Thanks Dad for the ride” it’s just over a kilometer to school and normally Julia walks to school, as a year 11  Julia is 15 years old and tomorrow she turns 16 with all that being 16 means.  We told her a while ago that at 16 Continue reading

When is enough?

How many times must I forgive my brother, Lord?   So says Peter in  a question to Jesus Howmanytimes, Peter postulates a good number up to seven times my Lord? Jesus replies not up to seven times, Peter is probably thinking phew that is not so hard then when Jesus hits him with the knockout,

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DNF (did not finish)

A friend of mine Mike Tennent wrote recently of his experience in the Tarawera Ultra Marathon Tawarewa Ultra Marathon , he injured himself and was not able to finish, a first for him, the only other time he recorded a DNF Continue reading

Lost in Translation

The art of humour can be hard to grasp at times, nothing like a joke that goes down like a cup of cold sick.  I have been in social situations where people have made assumptions about who I am and have told blatantly racial, sexist,sexual bad taste jokes. I have told jokes to big meetings Continue reading

Feb the 1st

Feb 1 has come and gone, Feb 1 was my mums birthday, I thought about her as I often do and wonder how things might have been different if she were alive today.  She has been gone 23 years now and whilst I still miss her it is nowhere near the intensity of when she first passed away. Continue reading

El Zorrito

I have a dog, Zorro is is name, or Zorrito (Little Zorro).  Zorro is a Jack Russell Cross fox terrier, or fox terrorist! Continue reading