Rosie’s thoughts


Here I share little tidbits to inspire and encourage you on your life’s journey.

Letters Tied up with String

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This wet day has been perfect for me to get things ready for going to Matamata for our HEART weekend! But then I was asked if I had three vintage suitcases which I could bring down…and oh, the distraction! One of them is full of precious old letters and cards, and I became caught up in the wonderful diversion of reading and remembering. Brought a real read more | 1 Comment


Hospital Snippets

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I wrote this as I had a few hours to fill in at Auckland Hospital while Chris had a heart procedure done to try and fix his Atrial Fibrillation. What amazing places hospitals are! I could sit all day and just watch people coming and going, each of them caught up in their own life drama… read more | 1 Comment


Some Thoughts on Grief

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Just before Christmas Chris and I bought a beautiful Acorn sailing dinghy, with the intention of exploring the beautiful coastline together over the summer. I was so excited about it, and yet, as we drove home, the tears came. I was crying for the fact that Dad wasn’t waiting for me in Whangarei, eager to see the boat, excited to take it for a read more | 1 Comment


The Gold of Dawn

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A snippet from Pastor Don’s message on Sunday:
Time is our most valuable commodity. (Amen to that!!)
Billy Graham was once asked what he was most surprised by in life. He answered, “Its brevity.”

An older man gave this perspective in the Reader’s Digest on how he viewed time differently as he aged:

“Days were plentiful and cheap when I was young. Like penny candy read more


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Last night my niece has organised a clothes swap. It made me think of a wonderful verse I read a few days ago from Psalm 30:11. I was praying for someone who has been grieving and this was a powerful revelation of what the Lord wants to do in her life.

“You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.” Psalm 30:11

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Why Write Its Epitaph?

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Let me share a thought with you…but first the background story…
I hurt my neck the other day at the end of our kiwi fruit picking stint…tripped over a root and stumbled forward trying not to fall with my heavy load of fruit. I must have wrenched my neck; the physio said the injury is like a whiplash.

Anyway, I’ve had several days and especially nights… read more | 1 Comment


My New Friend

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I made a new friend tonight. She’s 95 years old. I paused to talk to her while I was making Mum a cup of tea and ended up talking for ages. She told me she came out from England when she was five, and that she has no family at all in NZ. No… brothers or sisters. No cousins. She never married and had no children. She

Jesus Loves Me

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Today I took Mum out into the lounge and did a little concert for the ladies. I can’t play guitar at the moment because of my sore arm, but the piano didn’t hurt as much. (It didn’t sound so very crash hot but I think I got away with it. )…
Sitting right beside the piano was Laura who’s turning 100 in April. When I…

God is Awake

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I had my ultrasound scan yesterday. It showed that the tendons are all okay, but there are signs of ligament damage. So I have to wait now for my specialist appointment and for him to organize an MRI. I guess I’m one step closer to sorting… things out.
I had a lovely evening afterwards with Mum. I tucked her into bed and as always we prayed for each… read more | 1 Comment


The Most Rewarding Moments

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This morning I spent some time reading through the journal that I kept for Samuel from conception onward – it was like being back there, watching my precious boy growing up, and remembering all the cute things he used to say. When he was asked at Kindy what was something that made him happy, he said, “Seeing my mummy makes me happy.’
Anyway I found a quote