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About prophetable

My wife Elizabeth and I were commissioned as Officers (ministers) in The Salvation Army in 1997, and have served in appointments in England and Scotland. Since July 2016 I have been working in The Salvation Army's Scotland Office as combined parliamentary and ecumenical representative.

A lighter shade of blue

Faithwriters.com challenge entry – Advanced – 16 Nov 2017 – Blue – 3rd place “Isn’t it about time you got rid of those clothes?” Vanessa waved at the wardrobe full of blue dresses. “It’s all I have left of Monica, … Continue reading

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The problem with labels…

Two recent, apparently unrelated, news stories have troubled me for similar reasons. The first concerns the Church of England’s new guidance on tackling bullying in its schools. The Archbishop of Canterbury writes that everyone should be free to explore their … Continue reading

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Hold your feet to the fire

“Your feet are freezing!” This cry often escapes my lips as my wife offers her toes for a warming rub. Even on the warmest days she can get cold feet.  I sometimes get cold feet too. One Christmas I was … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Faithwriters.com Challenge entry – 12 October 2017 – Advanced – Topic: Storm In November 2015, Abigail stormed into the west coast of Scotland to join an elite but growing club. Having seen an increasing number of severe weather events in … Continue reading

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Don’t get caught napping!

Faithwriters.com challenge – 27 July 2017 – Advanced – Topic: Snooze When I got an alarm clock with a Snooze button, I thought I was in heaven! Years earlier, my wind-up alarm would ring at 6:30am, to wake me for … Continue reading

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Learning to live the dream

Faithwriters.com challenge – 20 July 2017 – Advanced – Topic: Sea-change Landing with a thump on the floor finally woke Sam up. He thrashed wildly for a few seconds but he was cocooned in the duvet which lay in waves … Continue reading

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To beach or not to beach, that is the question. 

Faithwriters.com challenge entry – Advanced level 3rd place – 15 June 2017 – Topic:Relax Lying under a parasol on a sun-drenched beach with a good book in hand is not relaxing, according to my wife. For me, it’s a welcome … Continue reading

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​More than just words…

Faithwriters.com Challenge – 25th May 2017 – Topic: Texting – Advanced Christians should be careful when texting. I don’t just mean in exchanging messages with friends, though many of us have regretted a response sent in haste that was misunderstood. … Continue reading

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A faint glimmer of purpose

Faithwriters.com Challenge – 18 May 2017 – Topic: Dull “I hate Maths, it’s so boring!” Sarah slams her rucksack down on the kitchen table and grabs a cola from the fridge. “Why is it the last subject on a Friday … Continue reading

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God is keeping his soldiers fighting!

Submitted to Faithwriters.com Challenge, Intermediate – 10 May 2017 – Topic: Agree to Disagree – Awarded 1st Place I recently saw again a toy I remember from childhood: a boxing ring with two robots in red and blue. Players controlled … Continue reading

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