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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

Faithfuls

“If you’re a traitor I’ll never talk to you again!” says Mollie to Harry. Chosen Traitor, treacherous 23year old smiling baby-faced Harry assures sweet Mollie that she needn’t worry, because he’s ‘100% faithful’. His justification for such sleekit hoodwinking and backstabbing is that “it’s only a game!” the aim of which is to return home with all, or a share, of up to £120K, which [...]

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Deepest Belonging

4 September 2023|

That moment when you tell God that He owes you an apology. It’s where St Teresa of Avila found herself in the depths of despond, St John of The Cross’s ‘dark night of the soul’, [...]

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Unsung Heroes

7 August 2023|

On my epic 3 ferries (to Bute, Colintraive, & Gourock) Saturday cycle, I saw 2 red squirrels as an ‘omen’, and was overjoyed to learn that Killie had beaten Rangers (for the uninitiated, 2 red [...]

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Team Trinity

31 July 2023|

“GUYS! You’ve lost me, & cut me loose!” On the final stretch between Largs & Irvine, any incline saw my cycling compadres boost beyond my reach and leave me languishing behind. My cries evaporated behind [...]

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Bonnie Banks

24 July 2023|

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights do make a ‘left’! That’s how it felt finding my way across the Erskine Bridge and going left rather than, my usual, right along the Forth [...]

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Beamed BLESSING

17 July 2023|

God Bless You Family, Enemy, Neighbour, Colleague, & Friend! Sprinkled and soaked in summer rains, a wee Irish blessing for you: “May the blessing of the rain be on you—the soft, sweet rain. May it [...]

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Wanlockhead

10 July 2023|

What heights we can reach! Scott slotted my road cycle into his van and we sped an hour’s drive to Sanquhar for a 40 miles loop, taking in Scotland’s highest villages of Leadhills & Wanlockhead [...]

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Sunshine & Rain

19 June 2023|

Tempted to rain dance on my front lawn, as torrential rain stoated down, I praised God for His amazing Grace that is for all. What a spell of brawsome weather we’ve enjoyed in May & [...]

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Jesus & Vegemite

12 June 2023|

So, would he or wouldn’t he? Would Jesus like Vegemite (a bitter, tart tasting sandwich paste from Australia) were he to visit us in the flesh today? For those who’ve not tried it, imagine something [...]

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Inner Chump?

15 May 2023|

Are you in touch with your ‘inner chimp’ is a question Dr Steve Peters, the psychiatrist behind the winning Olympic GB cycling team, asks you. Olympic gold medal winners Hoy, Wiggins & Pendleton swore by [...]

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Servant King

8 May 2023|

Mum was glued the telly when I momentarily interrupted her, after cycling over to Largs. The coronation ceremony had just started and, of course, Mum had been watching the whole proceedings from early hours. Being [...]

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Welcome to Killie!

2 May 2023|

For 10 curious, humbling, enjoyable, and rewarding years I acted as honorary chaplain to Kilmarnock FC (Killie), befriending players, their families, Killie staff & fans, even some referees, offering a pastoral option when things got [...]

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