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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

Last Minutes

With only minutes before the ‘final whistle’, score lines determine the intensity with which a team plays, as shown by Liverpool, Spurs &, just yesterday, the Super Ayrshire Killie. The General Assembly (GA) of The Church of Scotland (C of S) is presently recognising, that we’re in the last quarter of the ‘Game’ 7 – 0 down. It would’ve helped at half-time (2001) if we’d [...]

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Stingy

13 May 2019|

I’m ashamed of myself with a confession to make. A charming door-to-door salesman shared his bag’s contents to see if anything caught my eye. He gave a marvellous demonstration of his handy products. I admired [...]

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Roadworks

5 May 2019|

What is it about ‘Roadworks’? They always seem to come at a time when you least expect them, intentionally positioned to thwart you getting to your destination in good time. In the Easter holidays I [...]

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Momentum

22 April 2019|

So, is Tiger Woods the greatest ‘Come-back King’? 2 years ago Tiger’s eyes betrayed emptiness, depression & shame, his life at a dead-end. What a journey from ‘reckless driver’ arrest to driving down the last [...]

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Tiger Who?

15 April 2019|

What’s more important than winning? “Nothing!” some say. But, is your character not more important? “What’s your net gain if you win all there is to win in the world and lose your soul (true [...]

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Heaven Scent

8 April 2019|

I’m back from skiing in the Italian Alps (Livigno) with family, totally away from the warp & woof, roles, responsibilities & routines of working life. ‘Pasta fuelled parish pastor on the piste’, I was so [...]

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Gen’ Together

25 March 2019|

Not one for labels, I prefer to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness, but I admit it can be helpful to understand trends associated with each generation. A danger is that we pre-judge each other and don’t allow [...]

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Game Changers

11 March 2019|

The times are a’changin’ & changin’ fast! Computers in your eye glass, Broadband faster than a cheetah, Mobile Phones with TV, camera, diary, torch, & coffee maker built in; Car gadgets, Robot servants, etc. Ever [...]

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FOG

4 March 2019|

Over the Ayrshire hills my car cut through Friday’s fog towards the new crematorium between Largs & Kilbirnie, myriad images bouncing around my soul. The 9am quiet committal service came before Fullarton ConneXions’ celebration of [...]

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Laughter’s Tonic

25 February 2019|

Two groups of our motley crew, going walks on Saturday at our church weekend away,  beautifully characterise the diversity of God’s People cemented by his love. ‘Without unity we can’t trust diversity, without which we [...]

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Spring Sighted!

18 February 2019|

A Christopher Columbus moment! With wide-eyed excitement, she thanked God for her first sighting of ‘snow drops’ unfurling their bright white lamp lights! Her enthusiasm was infectious as we rejoiced in her sighting of dry [...]