Category Archives: Events

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Faithwriters.com challenge – 12th January 2017 – Topic: Fresh start – 2nd Place The room gradually filled with a hubbub of conversation, old ties being renewed and new connections made. A couple of hundred representatives of charitable organisations had gathered … Continue reading

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Incarnation means “being there”

In the aftermath of the shootings at Newtown Elementary School, posts have appeared on social media addressing the question “Where was God when this happened?” Whilst asking and answering such questions is important, this should be the second, or even … Continue reading

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Report of ISS visit to Hawick

Saturday and Sunday 20 & 21 October 2012 The sun was shining brightly as the coach carrying the International Staff Songsters reversed into the narrow lane to Teviot Church. The visit was the culmination of a year of special events … Continue reading

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The true Olympic spirit-strangely Christlike

I really enjoyed the London 2012 Olympic Games. I think they were a great success in so many ways beyond the excellent sporting spectacle. The motto of the games was “Inspire a generation”. Whilst the main aim was to encourage … Continue reading

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God’s presence

Monday passed in a bit of a blur. General tiredness, exhaustion from ministry and an over long walk in the sun on Sunday afternoon left me rather dopey on Monday morning. The night before we heard Heidi Baker describe amazing … Continue reading

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Symbol of hope

Most of the worship has not captivated me this year. On Sunday morning Kenny Borthwick reminded us that worship involves body, soul & spirit. I know I sometimes struggle with letting hp of my emotions. There are a couple of … Continue reading

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SA music is safe with youth

Saturday we travelled to Grangemouth for the final festival of the East & West Scotland summer school. The programme varied programme was of a very high standard Major Graham Mizon (Divisional Director for Evangelism) told the assembled throng that this … Continue reading

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Wellies are a sign of God’s grace

I’m sat on a bench in the walled garden, on a warm and cloudy day. It promises to be the third scorcher in a row. We only had a few brief showers since we arrived but there are still loads … Continue reading

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What they didn’t tell me at camping school!

Our good friends Andy & Sylvia tried to prepare us well for our adventure under canvas (or in our case, a very nice shade of blue nylon). We came with a variety of footwear from wellies to sandals, lots of … Continue reading

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Biblical DNA – Mike Breen

Saturday evening session began with a half-hour of singing worship songs. Most I didn’t recognise, but one advantage of singing everything two or three times is you soon catch on. Took a while for me to connect – it’s a … Continue reading

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