Tag Archives: Priorities

​Children should not be for sale

Faithwriters.com challenge entry – 16-Mar-17 – Intermediate – Topic: Childhood Childhood is big business. Programmes on children’s television channels are interspersed with high pressure advertisements for the latest toys, clothes or even holiday destinations. Commercial caterers vie for contracts to … Continue reading

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I only need to be me!

I often get a particular song stuck in my head. Sometimes they can be really annoying like: “A doggy ate a sausage”, or “Sheep, shepherds, baby Jesus”. These silly songs can be harder to dismiss than more meaningful verses such … Continue reading

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A real mixed-up faith

Worshipping this morning in Coldingham Parish Church I was struck by the irony of a non-conformist 21st century congregation worshipping in the last remnant of an ancient Roman Catholic Priory. What would John Knox and his fellow reformers have made … Continue reading

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Unwrapping the whole gift

Pulpit view for Hawick News 21/12/12 by Major Steven Turner Are you ready for Christmas? All over the country, families and individuals will be wrapping presents, decorating trees and cooking food – a huge amount of work for just one … Continue reading

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More precious than Gold

Written for Pulpit view Hawick News 13th July 2012 – Major Steven Turner Congratulations to Andy Murray – first Wimbledon Men’s finalist for 74 years. Also to Serena Williams for a triumphant comeback from injury. But mega-praise for wildcard Johnny Marray … Continue reading

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With the festive season over it’s time to look towards 2012

(Pulpit View – Hawick News 30 December 2011) Well, that’s Christmas over for another year. Do you ever wonder what all the fuss is about? Months of planning and spending just for one day of celebration, and now it’s all … 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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John Grisham has made his name with legal pot-boilers and page-turners. But many of them have unusual twists of plot or out-of-the ordinary characters. The Testament (link right) bears some simliarities to The Summons in that they both feature the wills of … Continue reading

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