Its Good to Say Thank You!

posted: 6 Jan 2010 comments: 3category:

[gallery]Not that I was actually on holiday all of the time over the festive season, but I sort of got back to work today. It was strange going back into the church this morning seeing the tree without decorations and the church looking a little bit bare. So many people have worked so hard over the past few weeks to make Christmas 2009 a memorable one at St Andrew's Bo'ness so I'd like to thank them all for their hard work. Thank you to all who planned and helped out...
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Today's Tower of Babel

posted: 4 Jan 2010 comments: 1category:

tallest building I felt a touch of history repeating itself today as I read in the news about the world's tallest building being opened today. It stands at 828 metres and has cost 1.5 billion dollars to build. So what makes us wish to build higher and higher. I guess there is a human desire to stretch the boundries of technology and to go one better than our neighbours. The sad thing is that the whole Dubai economy has collapsed and one wonders if this building should be hailed as a...
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Engaging with the Life Changes.

posted: 4 Jan 2010 comments: 0category:

[gallery] When the snow falls even familiar things in the landscape look entirely different. I've taken to photographing a few objects at different times during the year, just to remind myself how different they can look. If a bench can change with the difference in climate surely a human being can find their perspective changing because of the circumstances and climate change that we find ourselves in. Taking time to reflect is often more difficult that we night want...
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Hallelujah - Sheer Joy and Hope in Words and Music

posted: 2 Jan 2010 comments: 1category:

I just finished writing my sermon for tomorrow. I think there is nothing that can sum up what i want to say better than this rendering of the "Hallelujah Chorus" [youtube][/youtube] I've been touched greatly by the Christmas message of joy and hope this year. In the sermon tomorrow I'm going to be talking about the longing in the human heart for meaning and purpose. We ae all people who want to experience joy and hope for...
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Nine Years Make a Decade???

posted: 1 Jan 2010 comments: 2category:

Am I mising something? Have I missed a year out of my life? I thought you needed ten years to make a decade? So why is it that the pundates and commontators are talking about a new decade? In my book there is still one more year to go. I notice that they've now named the last nine years "the naughties" so one wonders what the next nine years will be called? It has been an interesting few years. Ten years ago the Bogle Band where performing at the great Hogmany...
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