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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

Braw Beauty!

What a pleasure to recently marry Fiona & Damian White at Culzean Castle. I never tire of the view through the arch approaching the castle, stunning! And set in the rose room overlooking the Holy Isle and Arran is a stunning situation in which to gather, all dressed and decorated, to celebrate and solemnise soulful love in marriage.   How important is ‘beauty’ to your [...]

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#60secondsermons

7 June 2021|

“Hey Rev, how come your #60secondsermon (#SSS) had sunshine, but it was raining today!?” Aha, there’s the trick, out on a cycle, run or walk I can whip out my mobile and record multiple messages [...]

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Saunter

31 May 2021|

As soon as friends Ruth & Stuart Kennedy raved on social media about cycling across Scotland on the John Muir Way, Helensburgh to Dunbar, inspiration and determination grew within me to complete it too. Opportunity [...]

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Persistence

24 May 2021|

What’s the posture and positioning of technology which generates energy from wind and sun? In windy and sunny spots! Sure, in doldrum periods the wind drops and sun hides, but positioning is critical.   What [...]

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Hugs

17 May 2021|

It was well over a decade since Davie had hugged anyone. He wasn’t the touchy-feely demonstrative type, but he read that, from 17th May, people in Scotland had permission to hug their loved ones and [...]

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New Wind Turbines

11 May 2021|

“Victimised by nostalgia and buffeted by fear, the church is focused too much on merely holding the small plot of ground that it currently occupies to confidently reimagine a robust future.” (Michael Frost - Exiles) [...]

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Pandemic Harvest

3 May 2021|

So, what wisdom are you harvesting from pandemic, what are you learning about: God, yourself, others, the world around, God’s Will for your life, etc? These are questions I continue to travel with as we [...]

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90 Minute Bigot

19 April 2021|

The Shoes Brothers (aka ‘Min in Black’ / Fr Willie & Rev Neil) were happy to be associated with Irvine Police’s move to encourage responsible and respectful behaviour in and around the Old Firm Scottish [...]

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Brass Monkeys

12 April 2021|

Bonny Scotland! Where all four seasons can come in one day. Lately we’ve had some beautiful bright, but cold weather. One moment you could be sunbathing the next dodging hailstones. As they say, “Never cast [...]

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No God!

5 April 2021|

A few years ago the Humanist Association's 'There's Probably No God. Stop Worrying And Enjoy Your Life!' posters offended some, confirmed the views of others, and got people talking about faith and belief. The clever [...]

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Easter Colour

29 March 2021|

            After one whole year of lockdown restrictions and Covid-19, which put ‘dem’ into panic, we’re in Holy Week for the second time, a roller-coaster week of reflection: ranging from [...]

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God’s Playfulness

22 March 2021|

God is playful and Immutable (unchangeable) in character, nature, purpose and promises. Immutable facts are rock-solid sureties, which will never change over time. I believe God’s divine DNA includes amazing creativity and playfulness. Think of [...]

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Negativity Fast

15 March 2021|

So, what are you going without for Lent, the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter (4th April)? Chocolate, alcohol, cakes, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney plus, TV, etc?  I’ll not [...]

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