Neil’s Blog2019-03-12T10:21:12+00:00

Neil’s Blog

Most Mondays Rev Neil blogs on issues that get his soul, cells and creative juices working. It’s a discipline he has valued since blogging from Delhi’s CW Games in 2010.

Neil loves connecting with people and especially enjoys comments and conversations resulting from his blogs. Locally, The Irvine Times print his blogs and photos, while internationally they reach a wider audience and community of world-wide bloggers.

Neil Urquhart


Serendipity: A ‘Happy Accident or Coincidence’. There I stood in the Foyer of Edinburgh’s Playhouse when, low and behold, my future wife stood 30 feet away. Two years previously we’d only met briefly. Was is it my sometime effusive friendliness, spurred on by the striking impression she’d previously made on me, that catapulted me towards her with that exocet hug and kiss? She had forgotten [...]

8 August 2022|Comments Off on ‘Serendipity’

Missing Link

1 August 2022|

It’s been a glorious annual circuit cycle and pedal-pilgrimage for the last 8 years and, till Friday, passing trouble free. Conditions were almost perfect for the day-spin, which includes 5 fantastic panoramic breaks on board [...]

Comments Off on Missing Link

Just Sit Doon!

24 July 2022|

Beware wanting to do something good for God! King David had a magnificent idea to build God a glorious Temple for his presence and praise. David was grateful to God for so much. David had [...]

Comments Off on Just Sit Doon!

Skinny Dip

18 July 2022|

So, I’ve been wild swimming Mon’, Wed’ & Fri’ at 6am alongside Sandy & his mates, Johnny & Ben. It’s some job shoehorning my thick torso into a wetsuit (should’ve got a couple sizes bigger)! [...]

Comments Off on Skinny Dip

Whispering God

11 July 2022|

Is my life too busy and noisy to notice and hear God’s whispers? I’ve just finished Pete Greig’s wonderfully absorbing and practical book ‘how to hear God – a simple guide for normal people’. And [...]

Comments Off on Whispering God

Costly Grace

30 June 2022|

Robert Burns adeptly exposed human hypocrisy with sharp humour. Like you and me, he was far from perfect, but skilled at pointing out the worst & best in humanity and great aspiration to make the [...]

Comments Off on Costly Grace

Servant Queen

6 June 2022|

Whatever your views of royalty, 70 years serving the UK & British Commonwealth is remarkable! Yearly at Christmas the Queen shares what’s important to her. Her personal Faith, Hope & Love come shining through as [...]

Comments Off on Servant Queen

Dear Anne

16 May 2022|

Dear Anne, You are sorely missed, fondly remembered and, 2 years since leaving these Scotia shores for heavenly, what joy to celebrate your life together with neighbours, church, and family! Due to pandemic restrictions, how [...]

Comments Off on Dear Anne

“Ya Beauty!”

9 May 2022|

Is beauty simply ‘in the eye of the beholder’? Surely, it’s so much more!? Beauty can be enjoyed, experienced, and explored through taste, touch, smell, hearing and the 6th sense of spiritual ‘soul-sight’? Yet, is [...]

Comments Off on “Ya Beauty!”

Big 6 OH!

2 May 2022|

With pensioner bus pass in my wallet and Big ‘6-Oh Help Ma Boab!’ birthday clocked, I don’t look a day over 59. As someone said, “Age is mind over matter, if you don’t mind it [...]

Comments Off on Big 6 OH!


25 April 2022|

What sparks or drains joy in you? Ingrid F Lee in her TED Talk, “Where joy hides and how to find it” cites ‘circles’ and ‘curves’ as joy giving shapes, while ‘jaggy edged’ objects have [...]

Comments Off on JOY!  

Comeback King

18 April 2022|

So, who are the ‘Come-back Kings & Queens’? Tiger Woods overcoming injury, depression, addiction, arrest & shame, to claim the US Masters crown again? Finnish policeman ‘Lasse Viren’ falling in the Munich Olympic 10,000m final, [...]

Comments Off on Comeback King

Easter Trail

11 April 2022|

A young lady was eyeing up a pendant she fancied in a jeweller’s shop, intrigued she asked about who the person was hanging on the cross. Alas, today we can’t assume that all of our [...]

Comments Off on Easter Trail