It's a New Car

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One of our vehicles was nearing the end of its useful, economic life and so we began the process of searching out a suitable replacement. The vehicle to be replaced was a Mazda Tribute - a 3.0 litre

Destination and Journey: Abraham

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[The following is the text of a sermon preached in our church on Sunday 9th December 2018] Destination and Journey: Abraham Destination and Journey A few weeks ago when I was first praying and

Glitter Bombs

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Appropriate leading up to Christmas:

My Mechanical Friend

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Around a year ago (?) one of my daughters bought a mechanical keyboard. I'd never given much thought to keyboards but had gone through a few over the years. The first computer I used that wasn't a

Akaroa in black & white

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Redeeming, Restoring, Transforming Love

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[The following is the text of a sermon preached in our church on Sunday 21st October 2018] Redeeming, Restoring, Transforming Love The Parable of the Wobbly, Secondhand Bookcase A number of years ago

Christchurch in black & white

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Here are some photos in Christchurch converted to black & white, with contrast and noise boosted to partially emulate high speed film. Cranmer Square Armagh St, looking east Bowker Fountain,

Day 17 – Christchurch to Sydney

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Our final holi-day was spent looking around the coast north of Christchurch then winging our way to Sydney. At Waikuku Beach. Bizarrely here, at the beach, you could see snow-capped mountains in the

Day 16 – Christchurch

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Our last full day in New Zealand was spent in Christchurch. It was fascinating to walk around and see how the city was recovering and rebuilding some seven years after the earthquakes. We visited

Day 15 – Lyttelton

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For day 15 we were staying in Christchurch but went for a drive to Lyttelton - a port town about 10km south-east of Christchurch. Lyttelton is a busy, active port but also had a selection of boutique