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Freedom!

Much can enslave or hold us in harmful habits. Fear, shame, guilt, depression, debt, tunnel vision, and addiction are among the many grim ‘slave drivers’, which can seriously limit our life and living. God made us free to choose whether or not to believe and trust […]

2020-01-20T10:26:31+00:0020 January 2020|Comments Off on Freedom!

20/20 Vision

How are you at sums? Do you use a calculator or add in your head; do you  ‘keeping a diary’ to order your days? I’d be lost without my pocket diary. I’d also be ‘missing in action’ without God’s lead in counting days up right. 6 […]

2020-01-05T17:50:32+00:005 January 2020|Comments Off on 20/20 Vision

#cometosaveourplanet

Friends,

Does it bug you how easily we litter our streets, seas & fields? I’m chuffed how committed North Ayrshire Council is to recycling (what colour will our next bin be?). Christmas means much ‘stuff’ purchased, exchanged & discarded, increasing the challenge to reduce, refuse, recycle, re-use, rot, […]

2019-12-16T11:03:44+00:0016 December 2019|Comments Off on #cometosaveourplanet

#cometosaveourplanet

Friends,

Does it bug you how easily we litter our streets, seas & fields? I’m chuffed how committed North Ayrshire Council is to recycling (what colour will our next bin be?). Christmas means much ‘stuff’ purchased, exchanged & discarded, increasing the challenge to reduce, refuse, recycle, re-use, rot, […]

2019-12-16T11:26:02+00:0016 December 2019|Comments Off on #cometosaveourplanet

Surprising!

“Oh the weather outside is frightful, 
but the fire is so delightful,
 and since we’ve no place to go, 
let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
” It’s all very well if you’re warm and snug, but a different story out in the cold trying to […]

2019-12-09T10:30:21+00:009 December 2019|Comments Off on Surprising!

London Bridge Is Falling Down

The positive messages from the families and friends of Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, after the murder of their beloved, are truly inspirational and fitting echoes to young lives lived well, given to the service of others, and in particular the rehabilitation of prisoners

There is much irony and ire surrounding the early release of […]

2019-12-02T13:23:39+00:002 December 2019|Comments Off on London Bridge Is Falling Down

Owning Mess

“That’s another fine mess you got me into Stanley!” was Hardy’s humorous quip & whip for his sidekick as he passed the buck of blame and denied responsibility for his mistakes. At School, “It wisnae (was not) me Miss!” was used to deflect attention from our […]

2019-11-26T15:56:23+00:0026 November 2019|Comments Off on Owning Mess

Reckless love!

Love or hate it ‘Reckless Love’ divides opinion. Personally, I love it and sing it loud. It’s a sharp spur in my side, a worship song to remind me of how passionately God loves the world (including me) and calls me, and my church, to break […]

2019-11-18T12:19:10+00:0018 November 2019|Comments Off on Reckless love!

Can Kanye?

Perhaps, like me, you’re warily happy & hopeful about Kanye West’s conversion to Christ and latest album ‘Jesus is King’. I love the “Airpool Karaoke” video, in which James Corden hitches a plane-lift with Kanye & his acapella singing gospel-choir. Corden’s clever clumsy-chumsy chat frees Kanye […]

2019-11-11T10:32:07+00:0011 November 2019|Comments Off on Can Kanye?

Grounded to Glide!

Jonny Wilkinson’s reflection on England’s 2003 triumph in the Rugby World Cup is astute,

“If you are grounded, it can be amazing. If your feet are not planted in something deeper, it can feel like, ‘what the hell is going on?”

England head coach Eddie Jones comment about […]

2019-11-04T10:47:34+00:004 November 2019|Comments Off on Grounded to Glide!