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Book Review: 1929

Certain key dates have been celebrated in The Salvation Army as markers of it’s growth. It’s origins are dated from 1865, when its founder William Booth preached on Mile End Waste, and returned home to tell his wife “Catherine, I … Continue reading

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Miss Potter – A remarkable lady

Last weekend we watched again the wonderful performances of Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor in that masterpiece Miss Potter. The film is a joy to watch on every level. Sumptuous costumes, gorgeous scenery, humour and romance. But the best is … Continue reading

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Holiday update

Mostly enjoying our holiday. Friday and Saturday were relatively quiet, if you discount shouting for (and sometimes at) the boys in green. Yet again they managed to lose against a higher placed team who played under par! Sunday was very … Continue reading

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Because I ought to

The reason for switching to WordPress was to encourage a return to mobile blogging. Unfortunately this hasn’t worked so far. I’m posting this out of guilt, but hey – at least I’m posting. I’m slowly getting used to my Blackberry … 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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The price of war

 In primitive times the cost of killing was practically nothing.  Even as late as the time of Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.) it cost only 75 cents to kill an enemy soldier.  During the time of Napoleon, the cost had arisen … Continue reading

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