Thursday, November 25, 2010


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pike River Mine

News has come through that there has been a 2nd explosion this afternoon and there is now no hope of any survivors.
Please pray for the families of the 29 men, their friends and all the people of the West Coast of New Zealand.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Prayers please

Explosion traps 27 in mine

Emergency services are positioning personnel for a possible rescue bid today for 27 miners unaccounted for after an explosion at the Pike River Coal mine near Greymouth on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island.

The Greymouth region, meanwhile, is in a state of limbo as it awaits news.

Worried families gathered at the entrance of the mine last night, while Greymouth Mayor Tony Kokshoorn warned it might be days before specialist rescue teams could enter the mine.
The miners were trapped after an explosion at the underground mine 50km northeast of Greymouth yesterday afternoon.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

How True!

''It's an amazing thing and I often say it in speeches that I give: you can preach a judgmental and punitive God and no one seems to mind,'' he says.
''But if you preach a God who is too merciful, too forgiving, too loving, then there are all kinds of awful consequences.''
Bishop Gene Robinson as quoted in Today's Sydney Morning Herald
It would be too much to hope that this would be read and noted by those who lead the Sydney 'Anglican' Diocese.

As quoted from Rev Bonnie Perry of Chicago about Bishop Gene.
''His courage, intelligence and good humour have been a blessing to our church and to the millions of LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] and straight people around the world who long for God's justice here on Earth.''

Unlike the hatred and bile that spews forth from the mouth of the Jensenists who then wonder why they cannot even fulfill their objective of attracting 10% to their cult/church.

St James Spire

Please note, although in the Diocese of Sydney, St James states on its website and all publications
"As Sydney's oldest church, St James is place of soul-stirring worship, challenging preaching and fine music. We are a progressive community that welcomes all people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation or religion"

May it's spire be a symbol of true Christian Love unlike the hatred displayed by so many who unfortunately lead the Diocese.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Round The World in 85 days

Golden Gate Bridge
Sea Lions, Fisherman's Wharf
 I returned home yesterday and now have to get back to normal. My home and car were both in good condition.
Garden November 1, 2010
The weather in Dunedin is lovely and sunny although the breeze was a bit cool
yesterday afternoon. I am told Dunedin had its mildest winter in 20 years.
I spent 2 days in San Francisco and rain was forecast on both days although it mainly fell overnight. One day was spent shopping. On the other day I would have liked to visit Golden Gate Park but with rain forecast I stayed closer to shelter. I walked through China Town, down to the Embarcadero and around the waterfront to Fisherman's Wharf. As the weather was not too bad, I took a ferry cruise out to the Golden Gate Bridge before catching the Cable car back to my hotel to collect my luggage and head for the airport.
Photos of Golden Gate Bridge and the sea lions at Fisherman's wharf. Finally one of my front garden this morning which will need to be the focus of my activity for the next month.