Martin is the editor of Candour and a minister in the team at The Village Church, Christchurch.
A few weeks in Wellington I photographed Finn, my seven-month old grandson, revelling in the wonder of a Wellington gale. I was about to head to the airport to fly home. I was dreading the flight because of the intensity of the gale, and I was eventually held up on the tarmac for almost two hours because of that wind! But there was Finn, throwing his head back in laughter as he delighted in the wonder of wind! Continue reading
It’s All Saints this week for those who observe such things.
I recognise that we’ve become more divided these days around liturgical rhythms – some are more traditional some are less traditional. As a young person I have no recollection of All Saints being observed at all.
I do like the opportunity All Saints gives us to be reminded of a few things… Continue reading
Martin edits this blog but his day job is as one of the ministers in The Village Church in Christchurch. He also writes a regular column called Wide Awake (after a U2 song) in Essence, a free monthly community magazine that circulates in South Canterbury. He finds it an interesting challenge writing in a general way for an unknown but very wide community. The following article is also published in Essence.
What lifts your spirits?
Is it an accidental thing that comes at you from time to time?
Or is it something you have looked for and grown to expect? Continue reading