Blog Archive: Alison Stewart

The following blogs, if any, are all of the blogs published by Alison Stewart @kiwibird

The Measure of a Man The measure of a man is not in what he has, or how much money he has accrued. The measure of a man is in his willingness to sow into the lives of others without a thought for personal gain. To sow into the lives of others without... read more
134 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 07, 2014
Nearly six years on from the first time I made a declaration of intent to stand against fear, today I got another reminder of my need to stand firm. Today I found out that the second brain tumour which was discovered two years ago has, within the last... read more
375 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 04, 2014
The longer we live in our little plastic box (aka our Lego house) the more Irish and I are convinced that there is no where we would rather be. Anyone going to Cape Reinga passes our door on their circuitous route of all the tourist spots and with the... read more
465 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 13, 2014
It was while in conversation with a friend that the subject of trust came up. She made a comment to the effect that she was going to trust God in the circumstances. Such a statement in and of itself is good but it got me thinking. I am left... read more
499 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 02, 2014
We Can't Outgive God! I am almost hesitant in sharing what I am about to say lest anyone should misinterpret my desire as selfserving. Any such thing could not be further from the truth and it is only my desire to share God's faithfulness in... read more
582 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 30, 2014
It's nearly 3am on Christmas Eve and I am sitting here trying to recover my equilibrium having yet again suffered the frustration of the inconsiderate actions of a neighbour. Post brain tumour I have been left with an antistress mechanism that is... read more
581 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Dec 24, 2013
Looking like a very anaemic, oversized carrot, my experience with parsnip growing is barely six months old. My enjoyment of this incredibly flavoursome, creamy vegetable is only since moving to our promised land just over three years ago. Oh, as a... read more
1447 words · ~6 minutes to read · published Nov 08, 2013
It was only a couple of days ago that God gave me a very clear reminder of the necessity of growing and blooming where I am planted. Since moving to our current location in the far north of New Zealand I am daily aware of the blessings of being in the... read more
581 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 27, 2013
The emotional phone call I got from my daughter this morning was unexpected but a reminder of caring, friendship and the love of God. Ron, aged 77, went home to be with the Lord this week. He touched the lives of my family members in a most unexpected... read more
377 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 19, 2013
In the sense that it is five years today since I was successfully treated for the removal of a brain tumour the size of a small orange, it is time for reflection and for celebration. To my mind however, this is something that has taken place every... read more
506 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Aug 18, 2013
Since moving to the far north of New Zealand three years ago, gardening has been a new and exciting experience. With the growing plan for the garden consisting of anything I can eat, the opportunities for variety are endless. With room and a climate... read more
610 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jul 19, 2013
There is no doubt in my mind that I would be regarded as ‘a dog person’. Over the years, Irish and I have had an assortment of strays from the dog pound, and loved them all. Their characters have been as wide ranging as their appearances... read more
491 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 21, 2013
Another day dawns in the southern hemisphere and the winds are barrelling up the South Island straight from the Antarctic. The forecast is for snow covering most, if not all of the South Island and some in the North Island. Living in the... read more
293 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 19, 2013
23 April 2010 “I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.” Philippians 4:12 This scripture was given... read more
859 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jun 14, 2013
Over the years the blogs and comments I have read at ChristianBlog.com have drawn a variety of responses from me. They have taken me from one end of the spectrum to the other – from great joy, to sadness. Because of some things I have read today... read more
997 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Nov 24, 2012
There are some issues occurring in life that of themselves appear to have no rhyme or reason. Four years on from the removal of a nonmalignant brain tumour the size of a mandarin, I am faced with another situation which requires me to grasp hold of... read more
370 words · ~1 minute to read · published Oct 05, 2012
As we settle into another Spring of living in the Far North of New Zealand (yes, it is called ‘Far North’) Irish and I often reflect on the changes that God has made to our lives. The strangest thing for me is that I have very little... read more
519 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 09, 2012
My daughter was lost for words after a 'theological' discussion with her nearly four year old son. The conversation revolved around the subject of God’s ability to watch over all of us. It followed on from a prayer asking that God... read more
227 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 01, 2012
Reading a blog by christineingram has brought to mind a memory in regard to my youngest daughter’s graduation from university studies. The particular moment I have in mind does not have anything to do with the ‘grandeur’ of the... read more
340 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 11, 2012
On the wall closest to where I sit at the computer there is a photo gallery of my family. Although I enjoy looking at all of them, there is one photograph that my eyes are drawn to every time I look in that direction. It is a photograph of my... read more
207 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 23, 2012
One of the issues that has followed me around over the past several years has been that of changes in my throatvocal chords. I spent many years in different roles as part of worship teams but it was about seven years ago that I realised I finally had... read more
297 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 16, 2011
Trust is something that I know I am not alone in having issues with. From early childhood onward trust is beaten out of us in many and varied ways. As each incident occurs another file gets popped into the filing cabinet we call a brain. The cabinet... read more
589 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 25, 2011
I know the one in whom I believe and I know that he is able, and WILL take care of all that I leave at his feet. It is nearly three years since the diagnosis of the brain tumour that threatened to take my life. It is nearly three years since the light... read more
233 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 23, 2011
NatterTalkChatVisit Call it what you will! Nattering, talking, chatting, visiting. What ever you call it in your neck of the woods, it is part of the genetic makeup of women and there is nothing we can do about it. Please note, I did not say... read more
489 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 10, 2011
Since the introduction of our Global Prayer Meeting last year there have been a few time changes because of clocks going backforward in different countries. The last change was made to enable the UK to be part of the same group instead of having to... read more
300 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 10, 2011
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