I, like many others, have prayed hard for the last 6 days, in the hope that there would be a good outcome to the disaster at the Pike River Mine in Greymouth on the West Coast.
Unfortunately it was not to be, with a massive second explosion in the mine ending all hope of getting any of the 29 miners out alive.
Today the flags fly at half mast here in New Zealand.
Today, we are all West Coasters.
Brilliant song by Opshop.
Just read: Waking The Dead by John Eldredge
Currently reading: Everyone Gets To Play by John Wimber
Next read: The Next Christians: The Good News About The End Of Christian America by Gabe Lyons
Just a few of the things i see, smell and hear on the way to work:
The tui in the tree by the bus stop
The sunlight flickering across Kilmister Tops
The bright flowers in the Botanical Gardens
The smell of the cut grass outside Parliament
The conversations of hundreds of school children waiting for their buses
The announcements at Wellington railway station
The smell of timber as it is unloaded on the docks
The horns of the trains as they move through the freight yards
England beat Australia 35-18 in the Autumn international at Twickenham with Chris Ashton scoring one of the best tries ever seen on the hallowed turf: