Dead Man Walking Released December 29, 1995 (Certificate R16) My star rating in 1996: FILMS OF SUBSTANCE/AN OLD REVIEW OF Dead Man Walking (1995). Oscar nominee Sean Penn, portrays a man who commits rape and murder and is sentenced to death by lethal injection. A Catholic nun (played by Susan Sarandon in a convincing, powerhouse… Read More Compassion in a film about a contentious issue
Today they have all sorts of words for what was called ‘beggar’. Maybe ‘beggar’ sounds undignified, and homeless more appropriate, but I found the word beggar explained my experience best in my encounter with someone. I just understood. Maybe this is due to my background, in that the word beggar was roughley used all the… Read More The word ‘beggar’ in my mind
How often do we think not to worry ourselves. The grave does not go on worrying and worrying about not worrying. Isn’t this complicated, and angst inducing, when we try to not worry? We worry about not worrying. Organizations do think about this as well as people. They even plan not to worry. Make sure… Read More Thinking style #1
There may be encouragement in a letter to the editor. The letter may be a rejection of some issue, but although this sounds funny, there’s the bit in the letter that says, ‘do try again’ and see how it goes. There is still the second attempt at getting it right.
New Year’s honour for Wendy 2004. Lower Hutt woman Wendy Zamanek says it’s neat to be listed on the New Year’s honours list. Receiving the Queen’s Service Medal for Community Service not only makes her proud, but she says the award recognises the two women’s organisations that she sweated blood and tears for during the… Read More “You have a feeling that you are doing something worthwhile”
Anti-slavery film likely to be shown here 2007. The pending release of a movie garnering Christian support in Australia is gathering interest in New Zealand.
Martin trial “illustrates need for better care” 2004. Hospice New Zealand is saddened that Lesley Martin felt pressured while providing care for her mother and emphasized the need for more palliative care specialists in New Zealand.
To Be or Not to Be? 2000. Norman has always been a man of decision and authority; in fact some people have found him difficult and boorish. He has recently, at the age of 56, suffered a heart attack and then, some four days after a severe stroke as a result of a blood clot… Read More Responding to the issue with heart and mind
Home to grace pregnant teenagers 2003. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND. When Treena and Marcus van Rijssel purchased a house in Wellington last year for the purpose of housing and supporting pregnant teenagers, two pregnant girls approached them to use the facilities which were not furnished or decorated. One of those girls has gone on to appear… Read More A house for pregnant teens established in Wellington
Call to boost aged care 2005. New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services is challenging the Government to sufficiently fund rest homes and hospitals of elderly people and says a 3 percent funding increase is too little too late.
Impacting Christians and non-Christian 2000. NEW ZEALAND. “We exist so that God, working in and through us, will use us, to help people know, apply, experience, embrace and proclaim God’s truth on marriage and family. The result is godly families reaching others with God’s truth”, explains Andy Bray, Director of FamilyLife (in New Zealand), a… Read More Ministry tackles family issues, aims to create “good families”
2001. New Zealanders will be consulted this year on climate change and related issues, initiated by the Government. According to the Cabinet paper, early decisions and directions, more public education about energy efficiency choices and actions available in the residential, commercial, and other sectors, is to be considered.
2000. Kiwi spirit is what pastor and baritone Rodney Macann talked about in my interview with him in 2000. Rodney Macann was, in 2000, leader of the ministry team Wellington Central Baptist. Later, he was the NZ Baptist national leader. As well, he was singing throughout New Zealand and Australia with the major Opera and… Read More The New Zealand spirit
State of the world Without you to say so would make a better world What lies behind those words of yours? Describing the effects of the fall in today’s world Can you say it more honestly? Until I know you mean it And the hints of sincerity become Soulful rhymes. Maybe I should listen to… Read More State