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Who wants to live in an ice box?

Faithwriters.com challenge – 3 November 2016 – Topic: Chill Soon after we moved to our new home, my sister and her family came to stay. One day, returning from an outing, she told us they’d been impressed by a message … Continue reading

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How to avoid getting smeared

Originally written for Faithwriters.com challenge – 17th March 2016 – Topic: smear. (Slightly edited) (It still seems relevant, with the accusations flying around Brexit, both in the UK and EU, the sometimes brutal fight between Trump and Clinton in the … Continue reading

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Where do I start?

Mum Becci takes Darren to the doctor because he won’t talk. Darren is excited to discover a friend with the same interests Continue reading

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The Olde Sweet Shoppe

Originally written for Faithwriters weekly Challenge – Thursday 11th February 2016 – unedited I’ve just eaten a turtle, and it was delicious! Not the kind that swims in the sea and lays its eggs on İztuzu Beach (that’s in Turkey, … Continue reading

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Don’t D-I-Y!

Thought for the week for Berwick Advertiser by Major Steven Turner, 12 April 2014 I know I should give up, but I keep trying. I should leave it to the experts, but I try to Do It Myself. The lock … Continue reading

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Using other people’s sermons

I’m not usually into using other people’s sermons. Every preacher has his or her own style of writing and speaking. It’s usually obvious to the hearers that you’re preaching someone else’s message. Last night however I broke my own rule. … Continue reading

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where is the passion?

I met today with the group of ministers loosely named the Borders CLAN fraternal. (This name arose because the main link is through the CLAN Gathering) Although we are very different in character and background, there is an easy relationship … Continue reading

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My first post on WordPress

I’m just experimenting with WordPress. I have a blog on Blogger but no simple way to write from my new Blackberry Bold 9700. On the other hand, I am writing this from WordPress for Blackberry, complete with tags!

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Rainy day in the Lake District

Walking in The Lakes with our friends John & Pauline seems to be quite eventful. Four years ago we encountered a field of mad cows near Caldbeck. Today we walked Cat's Bells near Keswick. There is a steep climb up … Continue reading

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The folly of preaching

Lately I have found preaching a real struggle. This is something that happens to me from time to time. Speaking to a congregation composed largely of long-standing (or should that be long-sitting) Salvationists, I wonder if I am simply repeating … Continue reading

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