Tag Archives: Reflection

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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I’ll do it later

Faithwriters.com Challenge – 11th August 2016 – Topic: Procrastination I did it again! I’ve a terrible habit that keeps recurring even though I’ve tried for years to conquer it. Most recently it occurred in the writing of this article, but … Continue reading

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Unfinished business?

Faithwriters.com challenge 2nd June 2016 – Topic: Finish – 3rd place “Steven will rarely finish anything.” This seemingly negative comment, made over twenty years ago, has been proved false on numerous occasions. I could name several projects I have completed … Continue reading

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What goes around comes around

Originally published as Thought for the week – Berwick Advertiser Thursday 5th May 2016 Driving in Berwick-upon-Tweed is an interesting and sometimes tricky exercise. The variety of buildings from different stages in our history creates roads and junctions that can … Continue reading

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The power of childhood experiences

During the past few months I’ve increasingly struggled to do the things that I know I should do. If I’m in a discussion about something specific or I have a clear task to perform, I’ve been fine. But when some … 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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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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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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Constant change?

Pulpit view for Hawick News 7th July 2013 by Major Steven Turner Someone recently joked “twice in Hawick is ‘Aye bin’”. In other words, all of our current traditions were once innovations. And for all of our passion to preserve … 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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