Here is a wide space and long sky

posted: 15 Sep 2012 comments: 3category:

20120915-193542.jpg Lord Here is a wide space A place to think A place to be To listen to the wind To unwind To rewind To set sail again A meeting place of the finite and the infinite An island set among islands Long skies Wide horizons Drawing me into mystery A boat rests on the sand Inviting adventure Seaweed caressing the shore line Clothes the cold craggy rocks Shirts like flags are blowing on a clothes line Hollow arms without legs Like scarecrows They pose as performers of...
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Take a note of the message

posted: 13 Sep 2012 comments: 1category:

20120914-225356.jpg This year I have chosen mission as my theme to speak about as I travel around the country. Here is a summary of the kind of things I am saying. Mission is at the heart of the church because mission is at the heart of God himself. When we speak of mission we should realise that it is not something the church does as an added extra. It is not something for simply enthusiasts to participate in ; mission is in the DNA of the church it should be as natural as...
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First Day of Crossreach Week

posted: 28 Aug 2012 comments: 2category:

20120828-223411.jpg Monday morning 27 August. We had just finished breakfast, Martha looked at me and said, " its quarter to nine,they'll be here soon! " at that moment the door bell rang from then on in I knew these people are serious, organised, and ready to get on with their work. i refer to Crossreach, the Church of Scotland's social care Charity. For the next week we're going to be visiting a whole range of programmes and projects which employ collectively over 2,000 members of...
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On your mark, get set, ready…GO!

posted: 24 Aug 2012 comments: 5category:

I feel like an athlete limbering up for a big race, or like a swimmer tweaking my muscles before diving into the pool to swim a marathon. Mmmm! I'm not sure if swimmers do marathons?  Anyway,  I'm sure you get the idea. What I'm trying to describe to you is the challenging agenda that lies ahead over the next month. It will be great but it will be no doubt exhausting at times. One thing I know is essential finding the place to be quiet to pray and to focus on the...
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Interrupted by a hen party

posted: 9 Jul 2012 comments: 4category:

Here I am settling down to write my blog on the train from Edinburgh to Scarborough. What an interesting week has just past! On Monday I shared with you all the experience of taking the 21 Gun Salute at Edinburgh Castle. Then on Tuesday it was an afternoon at the Queen's Garden Party at Holyrood. I always seem to meet interesting people on these occasions. Tuesday was no exception. It's not always the famous people who are the most interesting. Then when it came to...
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