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Soul Food

Food for thought and soul including observations and reflective opinion pieces on current issues.

Waitangi Day at a marae

Building on our foundation

5 Feb | 2014

Finding a genuine way to honour the Treaty of Waitangi.

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Living above the shop

4 Feb | 2014

Modern technology is making it harder for people to leave work behind.

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The joy of being grumpy

28 Jan | 2014

The joy of being grumpy is allowing God’s accepting presence among the fabric of our ‘ugly but adorable’ lives. And that will always make us smile.

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The upside of anger

15 Jan | 2014

Darren Elkington says it’s possible to see feelings of anger as a gift that we can invest wisely, for the good of others and ourselves.

Singer songwriter Audrey Assad

Honest songs

13 Jan | 2014

A musician talking of crucifying their pride and self-obsession is not something you hear every day. But Nashville’s Audrey Assad isn’t your everyday musician.

Dietician Andrea Hoffman

For the love of food

9 Jan | 2014

Andrea Hofmann is a dietitian who doesn’t like diets. Ingrid Barratt sits down for a consultation with Andrea, and discovers that by learning to love food you can learn to love yourself.

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Grief is a journey

9 Jan | 2014

Wendy Sanson reflects on a tough 2013, and how God is seeing her through.

Christmas decorations

Make room for others

20 Dec | 2013

A Christmas message from Territorial Leaders Commissioners Robert and Janine Donaldson.

Jacob Barratt

A life extraordinary

19 Dec | 2013

The birth of Jesus is the world’s greatest love story, says Ingrid Barratt. It speaks of God’s extraordinary plan for each of us, told through the fragility of a baby boy.