Looking For Happiness

posted: 17 Jun 2009 comments: 0category:

Just finished picking the set of songs for my radio show later on today. I love this opportunity to get behind a microphone and share some music and tell stories and speak with my guests. Today's guest is Stuart Murdoch the Baptist minister in the town. I think we'll have a bit of banter. It will be a great show. I hope that Lilias will also be able to join me as part of the production team. Lilias is really chatty and good at answering the emails that come in from...
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Posting Live From the Praise Gathering 2009 Glasgow

posted: 14 Jun 2009 comments: 5category:

chall2 I'm in the Glasgow Concert Hall to hear "The Praise Gathering" This is my second year in attendance because I enjoyed it so much last year. Here I am blogging live from the venue. Ian Watson the Mistro behind all this has to be congratulated it looks as though its going to be a great night. Anyway I'm going to sit back and enjoy the rest of the evening. Martha is giving me that look that says put away the iphone NOW . I'll let you know how things go a the...
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posted: 13 Jun 2009 comments: 1category:

microphone We've come to the end of the forty day Discipleship Challenge and also our pilot programme for Sanctuary First. I do believe this style of worship and interaction for many will be the way forward in their Christian growth and development. Here is a reminder of the first pilot service we produced towards the end of last year. If you haven't seen it its worth a look [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/JMdBPD5Hz9g" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent"...
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Faith is never blind.

posted: 11 Jun 2009 comments: 0category:

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/iOC-NkiCzs4" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]Well I guess I'm going to lower the tone of the blog with this next video clip but in doing so I hope I'll make a serious point about faith. This clip is a few years old now. It is one of a series centred around a clueless minister. Sorry I know I'm resorting to stereotypes here but never mind. I hope you have a chuckle. I got this idea for the video from the...
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Little Boxes

posted: 10 Jun 2009 comments: 0category:

shanty-town-2 All these little boxes Built on a hill of sand Standing together touching each other Each box is home To a mother a brother Standing together Touching each other Little boxes of dreams Never realised Standing together Touching each other Wooden boxes makeshift boxes Standing together Touching each other People boxed in No where to go Standing together Touching each other
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Its Gonna be Alright

posted: 9 Jun 2009 comments: 2category:

burden_closeup I'm amazed at some of the people I have had the privilege to meet in the course of my life as a minister of the gospel. On Sunday we were talking about the great burdens people carry. I'm often moved to tears when I see pictures like this one. In India and Peru, people literally carrying on their backs burdens that they hope will eventually feed themselves and their family. The human capacity to deal with major disappointments and still survive is quite inspirational....
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posted: 8 Jun 2009 comments: 4category:

_mg_38321 Sanctuary First happen tonight. We had a good response from those who attended. The theme was about the loose ends in all our lives. We talked about our personal burdens and we showed a clip from the film entitled "The Mission". we also showed the clip we put together last week entitled, "Secrets and Lies". See previous post. Here's a taste of a song we put together to remind us of the call that Sanctuary first has on our lives. SANCTUARY FIRST One interesting...
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