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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

“Ya Beauty!”

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 beauty always subjective, dependent upon the person engaged by beauty? In the art world artistic creativity can provoke opposing views, gorgeous to one and thoroughly ugly to another. Other words [...]

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7 February 2022|

“Here we go again!” is a regular sigh of my soul as I rise in the darkness of another wintry morning after another night of disturbed sleep (just my time of life). By God’s Grace [...]

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31 January 2022|

The word that ‘The Fonz’, in the TV series ‘Happy Days’, could never bring himself to say without squirming and feeling forced to squeeze it out like dregs at the end of a toothpaste tube, [...]

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Buts & Butts

17 January 2022|

“No buts it’s got to be butter!” went the old advert for a leading butter brand. ‘But’ is a useful word, signalling a change or emphasis in a sentence: “I admire the tenacity of Boris [...]

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Unlikely Hero

10 January 2022|

Do you know ‘Mr Rogers’? Or should I say ‘who he was’ as he passed in 2003, aged 75. I just watched ‘A wonderful day in the neighbourhood’, starring Tom Hanks, on Netflix. Previously, my [...]

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Tock-Tic 2022

27 December 2021|

Another year of Grace gobbled by ‘Tock Tic’ has me looking in the mirror and wondering who this glaikit guy staring back at me is. Reflecting on 2021 I’m immensely grateful for God’s provision and [...]

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20 December 2021|

Not another variant!?! Our hearts sink as another variant raises its ugly head in the battle to crush Covid 19 and banish it to the history books. And from where do all these variant names [...]

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Yakety Zak!

13 December 2021|

Want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans. But be careful not to laugh at God’s plans for you! Zak & Elizabeth were well on in years with a pensioner bus pass, when angel [...]

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God of Surprise

6 December 2021|

“Just can’t wait for Christmas!” Well you’ll just have to, but ‘how you wait’ is important. Advent is a season of patient waiting and hopeful expectation. But, all too easily we slot into a familiar [...]

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Slow Down

29 November 2021|

“Good! Fine! Okay. Not Bad. Rank Rotten!” How honestly do you answer the routine question, “How’re you doing / going?” How well do you mask how harassed & harangued you are? My trite polite answers [...]

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All in This Together

22 November 2021|

More madness, mayhem & meaning coming your way my friends! It’s that time of year when Fr Wullie & I get singing, dancing and rope y’all into the Fun, Laughter, Advent Adventures and Christmas Message [...]

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Retreat to Advance

15 November 2021|

It was the last thing I wanted. I was busy and feeling constrained by time. This Retreat would bump my weekly day-off to Monday, ‘again’. And I had the perfect excuse to dodge our church [...]

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