Tag Archives: Hope

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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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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Orignially submitted to the Faithwriters.com Writing challenge 18 February 2016. (This entry is appropriate this week since Commisioner Harry Williams was “Promoted to Glory” – as we say in The Salvation Army – last Sunday 7th August 2016 at the age of … Continue reading

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Book Review – Heaven is for Real

Many books written about “near death experiences” carry sensational claims on the back cover. But this book claims to tell its story with “disarming innocence and the plain-spoken boldness of a child.” Passing a turning en route to a family … Continue reading

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Movie challenge

This morning I preached on Isaiah 58, in which God challenges the double standards of his people. Though that wasn’t my major point: I focussed on the call to care for the needy, and it’s resonance with history and present … 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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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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Hope for the Hopeless

Thought for the month – November 2008 It’s been a favourite pastime of sports fans around the UK for most of my lifetime. A few famous victories cannot disguise the indifferent, poor and occasionally atrocious performances of the “home nations” … Continue reading

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Hanging on to me

(Journal 25/08/2007 08:05) Reading Larry Crabb’s book “Inside Out” confirms my attempts at self-preservation. I seem to be getting even further away from the 1 Corinthians 13 ideal of love, yet it seems to draw me even more. I want … Continue reading

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