Polmont to Perth

posted: 22 Nov 2012 comments: 0category:

Today I visited Polmont Young Offenders Institute. I was reflecting with someone that the first time I was in Polmont must have been in the late 1960s . I remember going to play there with the Living Stones. Today I was invited to speak at the opening of the Multi-Faith Space. This is a space in the jail which traditionally would have been called the Chapel but now in an attempt to be inclusive it is known by the above name. After spending sometime with the boys Donald...
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There is a river that makes glad the city of Seoul

posted: 25 Sep 2012 comments: 2category:

20120925-231622.jpg It's just past ten o'clock in the evening. we've changed hotel and moved right into the heart of Seoul. Martha and myself have just had an amazing walk through this city. Tomorrow morning we head off to the DMZ. Where I know it will be quite different. It's quite amazing to be walking through the streets of Seoul. It's a vibrant creative city with amazing public architecture. The city has an amazing architectural water installation running through one of the busiest...
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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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Let's not make a drama out of a mystery or are they related?

posted: 18 Aug 2012 comments: 4category:

I'd like to thank the many people who are praying for us and also to thank the people who have been sending us words of encouragement. Edinburgh, where we are living at the moment, is a buzz with activity. This is the month of many festivals. There is the Festival of Spirituality, the Festival of Politics, the International Arts Festival and of course the world famous Fringe Festival.  There must be literally hundreds of thousands of extra people around the city. It got...
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Glasgow Cathedral And The Jubilee Invokes Memories

posted: 9 Jul 2012 comments: 4category:

Let me continue with last week's story this week. Hopefully, I'll catch up with the rest of this week in a day or two. You can imagine that there is a tremendous amount of planning that goes into a Royal Service at the Cathedral. I must pay tribute to all the people who participated from the police to the Cathedral staff. Bill Shedden the Cathedral Beadle was particularly helpful to me on the day. We got on well especially, when we discovered we had lived around the...
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