About Neil Urquhart

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Neil Urquhart has created 148 blog entries.

Untapped Power

Storm ‘Dennis The Menace’ diverted me from my usual Saturday cycle to a beach jog. Arthritis in both knees dissuades me from regular running, but I needed out to exercise. Heading south from the pilot house it was hard to make headway. The mighty breeze shot […]

2020-02-17T13:58:05+00:0017 February 2020|Comments Off on Untapped Power

Run to the Rescue

Described by one critic as “deliciously creepy perversity” in his fictitious portrayal of Roman Emperor Commodus in the box office smash ‘Gladiator’, Joaquin Phoenix has managed to express and explore numerous troubled characters in his distinguished film career. For me his speech last night on receiving […]

2020-02-10T13:30:57+00:0010 February 2020|Comments Off on Run to the Rescue

Who R U?

‘Identity, Belonging & Purpose’ (‘IBP’)are 3 deeply human values and needs. The questions “Who am I? Where do I fit? What am I living for?” confront us in periods of adolescence, mid-life, retirement, ill health, bereavement, divorce, empty nest, and between: jobs, homes, clubs, churches, friendships, […]

2020-02-03T12:58:58+00:003 February 2020|Comments Off on Who R U?

“Why so many religions?”

“Why so many religions?” was the focus of our capable trainee assistant David Hume, on Sunday morning (view on Fullarton Connexions’ Facebook page 26/1/20 livestream). He found it hard to prepare for but was helpfully humble, clear, concise, cogent & personal.

 

David compared Christianity to 4 major […]

2020-01-27T11:22:20+00:0027 January 2020|Comments Off on “Why so many religions?”

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