Annunciation
survive or thrive

survive or thrive

The reality of living in lockdown hits home for New Zealander’s today and we accept this because we are willing to do everything we can in order to stop the spread of this terrible virus.

new appointment

new appointment

Even when we don’t feel we are close to God the fact is that God remains present and active, even when life takes a new and unexpected turn as it is for me

breaking & entering

breaking & entering

Because Mary already sought to live with openness to God’s call to her, she was able, at least after the original shock of finding an angel in her kitchen, to recognise God.

Impossible? Not!

Impossible? Not!

Take as your mantra for the day “Nothing is impossible for God… simply repeat several times slowly and gently: “Nothing is impossible for God.”

God with us

God with us

t's the feast of the Annunciation today - the day on which Jesus' human life began and therefore nine months until Christmas. Take a moment to appreciate...

moments of light

moments of light

You might have clicked to the fact that Good Friday this year was marked on March 25 which would normally have been the feast of the Annunciation celebrating the...

Annunciation

Annunciation

Take a moment to appreciate this Millet masterpiece. Even if you have never seen the image before, you will guess that these peasants are praying. When the one who...

God comes down

God comes down

While it's the morning after the Feast of the Annunciation here in New Zealand, there are many parts of the world still celebrating this great feast, so I still have...

Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico

Perhaps the best known artistic representation of today's feast of the Annunciation is the fifteenth century Fra Angelico fresco from the Convent of San Marco in...

Annunciation

Annunciation

One of the moments of Christian history most represented in Christian art, is the encounter between Mary, the future mother of the Messiah, and the angel sent by God....

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with gratitude

with gratitude

And then I started to remember. I remembered places, events, problems and people

moving toward

moving toward

slow food and drink with people I love and trust, hours rich with conversation and love

life-giving law

life-giving law

Christianity is not a collection of truths to be believed, of rules to be followed, or of prohibitions.

the power of love

the power of love

As a person grows up they want to liberate themselves and become free and adult

crooked lines

crooked lines

God delights in writing straight with the crooked lines of our lives.