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A Bouquet of Donuts?!?!!!!

Plus all the links and extra bits from Holly & Dan for Wednesday 13 September.

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Allergic to flowers, or just want something a bit different for your wedding? Why not swap the bouquet of flowers for a bouquet of donuts?!?!!!

A cat cafe on a train? Now a real thing in Japan (and we really want this to happen in New Zealand!).

There's no such as thing as too early to put up Christmas decorations, right? Well you can at least be assured you won't be the first to get into the festive season (103 sleeps to go, after all!).

Awful or Awesome: Getting Fined For A Day Off School

Should you be fined for taking your child out of school during term time for something other than sickness or bereavement?

Tamar: I say Awful! Kids learn heaps by going on holiday and visiting other places. Taking kids out of school once a year or so is no big deal, especially in primary school.

Adrian: This is a tough issue. Both sides of the argument have a valid point. One side says 'staying in school and learning is important'. The other side say 'my kids can learn a lot more on their holiday - not all learning takes place in school'. I work in the education sector, but as much as I value formal education, I think fines for taking kids out of school are a bit strong.

Di: It is actually illegal here, but don't think anything is done to enforce or prosecute those that do. We have to mark registers with a reason code for absences and there is one called 'unjustifued' - absent without valid reason - this is what we use for those absences such as a holiday in term time.

Paul: The law stifles social life. Family would not be able to come to our weddings etc unless we ensure that we line up our events with their breaks as well as our own. Effectively this law attacks "Family". It lacks common sense. I hate it.

What do you think? Keep the conversation going on our Facebook page.

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New music from Lauren Daigle:

Today's Bible Society Verse of the Day is 1 Thessalonians 4:4 - "Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honour." 

We live in a world and in a culture that says to us constantly "if it feels right, go ahead and do it". But here's the thing, things that feel good, aren't necessarily very good for us, or our relationship with God. So Paul wrote this letter, reminding us that God's will for our life is to be holy – set apart, so that means living different than what society says.

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The Power of Prayer

Plus all the links and extra bits from Holly & Dan for Friday 1 September.

All this week we're giving away double passed to see Abdul and Victoria, starring Dame Judy Dench as Queen Victoria - in NZ cinemas this week (click here for listings in your part of NZ).

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Check out this incredible story from Bill Johnson at Bethel

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Today's Bible Society Verse of the Day is Matthew 5:44 - "But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!"

When someone does something to hurt you the human reaction is that it hurts and you want to get back at them but in this verse God tells us how he wants us to deal with them; love them, and pray for them.  That's one of those things that sound good in principle but the reality of that when you're in the situation is actually really hard.  You may have heard the saying "it won't happen overnight but it will happen"... so we keep practicing, and when you get to that place when you are loving on others and when you're praying for them and forgiving them, it really makes your life a whole lot less stressful.

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Chocolate Grows On Trees, Right?

Plus all the links and extra bits from Holly & Dan for Friday 1 September.

Top things we talked about:

1000 british kids were quizzed on their food knowledge, and the results weren't very good! One in five didn't know eggs came from an animal, and one in ten thought chocolate (in it's final edible form) grew on trees.

Awful or Awesome: Delaying the School Day

The American Academy of Pediatrics declared the chronic sleepiness of teenagers a public health issue, and have suggested delaying the start of the school day by half an hour to an hour. So we asked if you think this is a good idea, and whether or not you think it would work in New Zealand.

Anneke: Great idea for teen students, BUT not sure how you would work it for teaching staff who still have young families. My wee tribe are all up and at em from 5.45am and ready for school (5,6,7,8,9 aged) by 8am ... I work at an Area School, so we go together but I teach the teens ... so great idea in theory but not sure would work logistically. 

Debbie: Awesome. Let kids sleep!!! Plenty of time for them to adjust to workforce hours as adults. 

Janet: might be difficult too for all those teens with after school jobs some of those start at 4.30 we have a few teens working for us to earn extra money so they can do extra curricula activities 

Caroline: It wouldn't have worked for us as I would drop them at school at 7.55 to start work round the corner at 8. If I left them to get there under their own steam and went without them ... not a chance! 

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Deal of the day from David Crowder:

Wednesday's Would You Rather:

Assuming similar lifetime earnings, WYR be a movie star, rock star, or pro athlete? 

Erin: Definitely movie star. I'd go for fantasy or action adventure. Think about all of the really cool things that you get to do.
Jim: Rock Star, hands down. Always loved the idea of putting all my passion into playing music, and man those concerts look like utterly exhausting fun
Darius: I'd take the pro athlete one. I would get to keep in shape and also I would not be too well known.
Kylie: Not an athlete, because of injuries to my bodies. Not a rock star, because of injuries to my ears due to constant exposure to loud sound. By process of elimination, I'll take movie star
Ben: I've always wanted to sing but never had the talent or time/money to learn. Rock star for sure.

Today's Bible Society Verse of the Day is Matthew 5:44 - "But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!"

When someone does something to hurt you the human reaction is that it hurts and you want to get back at them but in this verse God tells us how he wants us to deal with them; love them, and pray for them.  That's one of those things that sound good in principle but the reality of that when you're in the situation is actually really hard.  You may have heard the saying "it won't happen overnight but it will happen"... so we keep practicing, and when you get to that place when you are loving on others and when you're praying for them and forgiving them, it really makes your life a whole lot less stressful.

Tune in live every weekday morning from 6, and feel free to send comments, questions, and requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 

But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 

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