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Just a thought on change

Who would have thought just six months ago that the whole world would be shut down and almost brought to a standstill not by a natural disaster, war or catastrophic global event, but by a tiny virus that was powerful…

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Just a thought on Victims

It is ironic that it was exactly 75 years ago this week that the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were almost totally wiped out by two massive atomic bombs, tragically with the loss of hundreds of thousands of innocent…

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Just a thought on Surprises

I’ve come to realise that life is far from a linear journey and that life is sooner or later invaded by unwelcome visitors! Surprises, crises, disappointments, tragedies that we didn’t see coming. Just when you think everything is fine, out…

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Just a thought on Justice

I recently attended a social function and had the privilege of meeting a now-retired District Court Judge, who is regarded as a pioneer of restorative justice reform, within New Zealand and internationally. As a Justice of the Peace and a…

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Just a thought on death

According to the wisdom of Solomon it’s better to spend your time at funerals than at parties, as death is the destiny of everyone and so it is a wise person who gives death more than ‘just a passing thought!’…

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Just a thought on suffering

‘Why?’ Why suffering? We are constantly confronted by suffering, so often random and unfair. Why does God allow such suffering? Theologians and philosophers have wrestled for centuries with the mystery of undeserved suffering. In the end we may never know…

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Just a thought on giving up

Have you ever failed, felt like giving up? Have you ever made some huge mistakes that you want to forget or maybe you can’t get over some major disappointments? Well if you have, then don’t lose heart, because you are…

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Just a thought on Hope

Someone recently asked how can anyone have hope for the future in light of the increasing violence and moral breakdown, not to mention the terrorism and the growing Middle East crises. How can anyone believe in a better tomorrow? Hope…

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Why celebrate christmas?

Why is the birth of someone who was born 2,000 years ago still celebrated by hundreds of millions the world over! Gallup research polls reveal a wide range of responses on what people think about Jesus Christ. Some say he…

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Failure

Have you ever failed, felt like giving up? Have you ever made some huge mistakes that you want to forget or maybe you can’t get over some major disappointments? Well if you have, then don’t lose heart, because you are…

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