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Jesus was always looking for signs of
faith. He defined faith as trusting that God
would help sort things in the end. He lived
with the belief that there was a power of
loving goodness at work in the world and
that power would see us right.
When I learned to swim I had to learn
to trust the buoyancy of the water. I
remember going to swimming lessons
in the old Moray Place swimming pool in
Dunedin. We were instructed to hold onto
the side and let our feet float to the surface
as we lay on the water. We then were told
to let go the side and float freely. It worked,
but I also discovered when I tensed up and
started thrashing around I sank. I learned
that if I relaxed in the water I could float.
The secret was relaxing and trusting. Faith
is trusting in the buoyancy of God.
Interestingly the opposite of this way of
looking at faith is not doubt or disbelief,
but worry and anxiety. Ever wondered
why one of the most common statements
of Jesus is, "do not be afraid"? I know I
get anxious, sometimes even thinking
the world rests on my shoulders. I know
I have to keep learning to relax and trust
God. Life works best when we understand
it is about working in
partnership with God.
Jesus told us not to be
anxious, but to have
faith and trust God.
PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL
Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Ltd is issuing a recall on speci ed Samsung
top loader washing machines sold in New Zealand through various retailers.
See www.consumeraffairs.govt.nz for New Zealand product recall information.
Samsung Electronics Australia is voluntarily
conducting this recall to ensure the safety and
quality of its products for its consumers.
Samsung top loader washing machines with
the following model names manufactured
in 2010, 2011, 2012 and some models in
2013 are affected: SW75V9WIP, SW65V9WIP,
Other models are not affected. The model
names can be found on the back of the
washing machine, see image below.
Please contact Samsung for details of the
affected serial numbers.
In some circumstances, there is a chance
that moisture may penetrate the electrical
connectors of the machines causing a spark
and potentially a re hazard.
What should I do?
Check the model name of your washing machine.
rework/, call 0800 855 502 between 6:00am
and midnight, 7 days a week, or email
productrework.SENZ@samsung.com to nd
out if your machine is affected. Samsung will
arrange for an authorised service technician
to provide a free in-home service for all
If your model is an affected model, until the service
is performed, Samsung recommends that as a
precautionary measure, you only use your washing
machine if you are present or nearby to monitor
it. If you notice any smoke or smell coming out of
the washing machine, turn off the machine at the
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SNORGUARDS AND MOUTHGUARDS
Cards bridge generation gap
RISK-TAKERS: Ann de Lambert, left, and Alison
Bigg, right, consider a bridge hand with teen
player Orla Harris.
Bridge is commonly thought of as a
low-impact pastime for folks in their
more wrinkled years. However, in
Christchurch, the game is attracting
a new following of teenagers and
their young minds are proving a
valuable asset for the complicated
game of strategy. ABBIE NAPIER
visited the Christchurch Bridge Club
to find out more.
Mysterious game takes an age to master
IN MY limited understanding, bridge is
played a lot like Euchre or 500. It requi-
res a cunning poker face, a cosmic link
between team mates, and a really steady
They say it keeps your mind alive, like
crosswords, and even the best could
never hope to master it in a lifetime.
The highest honour in bridge is the
title of Gold Grand Master, which gives
the game the mysterious appeal of an
underground society where there might
be call for creative sacrificial rituals and
Whoever invented the game is obvi-
ously the ultimate crowd-pleaser.
The mystery of bridge seems to be -- in
part -- what draws people in.
At the Christchurch Bridge Club, a
Wednesday evening sees tables of four
aligned with a compass, hands poised
over a pre-dealt deck, waiting for the call
to pick up the first hand.
In theory, you could just reshuffle the
cards after each hand, but in competitive
bridge, everyone picks up the same hand
as the next table, so scoring is equal.
Teams aim not only to win at their table,
but also across the whole room, by
Players are paired up and the aim is to
bet. With your cards in front of you, and
guessing those held by your team-mate
across the table, a team colludes to bet
the highest -- five hearts, nine clubs,
seven diamonds, and so on. When the
betting ends, you and your team-
mate must be able to lay down what you
bet. If you can match your bet, you win
Grand Master and bridge teacher
Shirley Newton says you can never hope
to learn every strategy in your lifetime.
You never lose the fascination of the
game,'' she says. It's so complex, hones-
tly, you can never really conquer it.''
Shirley coaches the junior players.
Despite the impression bridge is a game
for oldies'', Shirley has a handful of
teenagers in the junior classes.
The age thing is just a stigma
attached to it. You know, you sit down on
a weekday afternoon, and have a gossip
or a gin -- but to be honest, the younger
you start, the quicker you pick it up.''
Grandson Max Newton took up bridge
about four months ago with aunty
Amber Newton. At only 12, he's one of
the youngest to be learning.
He is joined by sisters Roisin and Orla
Harris, who picked up the game because
their mother plays.
The young ones coming through now
could be the next generation of world
champions, with their skills honed early
and their playing peak reached more in
their middle age than old age.
For now, they are seated alongside
players in their golden years, doling out
cards onto velvet tablecloths, practising
the huge volumes of strategy to be learnt
before they can come close to being ran-
ked Gold Grand Master.
The Christchurch Bridge Club has
been burned down, earthquake-damaged
and demolished, but has now been rebuilt
in the central city. It welcomes new
members. The next beginner teaching
course starts July 31. Call 03 366 1516
for more information.
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