Tag Archives: friendship

The ten best things in the world No. 5

I have included this next topic as ‘inessential’, as wacky or non-serious. It could go down as either. Take friendship too seriously, and it disappears in its own intensity. Friendship is about connections that last – chance encounters that lead … Continue reading

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My 10 best things about the world: 1. Parkrun

Parkrun So those who know me well at the moment will not be surprised that I am enthusiastic about parkrun, which is the largest running event on the planet.  There are many who can write more articulately and more informatively … Continue reading

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With Full Conviction Review

Feeling very privileged, I set off last night to be in a select audience for the first performance of a remarkable piece of drama, ‘With Full Conviction’ written by my good friend Neil MacDonald. I had seen the playscript in … Continue reading

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Tribute to a Pastor Part Two

My second, slightly delayed, portion of Tribute to a Pastor: Leading a Meeting This would be where his pastoral gifting and leadership anointing would be seen.  As a church who believes in the priesthood of all believers, we see an … Continue reading

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Ordinary Miracles

I have been meaning to share something of Molly Hawkin’s very readable, down to earth, and yet supernatural book, Ordinary Miracles, but now that she has put a website up making her book even more accessible, I simply direct you … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend

Life is stranger than we think it sometimes, and we do not always recognise its strangeness.  It’s too easy to become trapped in what we think we always do, in our routines, and not to step back and see that … Continue reading

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The Art of Hiding

Just finished reading my first book on Kindle – thought I would announce that as it’s a rather special book, written by a friend.  Check out my Amazon review Unusual and provoking to see some other reviews and also to purchase it … Continue reading

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Drifting into the Day

The day has not really begun, and there are opportunities at this point to stop, reflect, and request. What slips of the tongue and of action can be avoided today, Lord? Help me to avoid them. What tasks and works … Continue reading

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A high place in heaven

Some extracts from Bonar’s Diary before he became a minister: 1st Jan 1831 I am to begin today the practice of learning a little of the Bible by heart every morning before breakfast 19th June 1831 Also, Satan suggested today … Continue reading

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Barely hanging on

  Enjoyed reading this blog Why did God make emotions? just now on our feelings, and to encourage you to be honest about your emotions.  Over the last five years I have gone on a journey recognising that when it comes … Continue reading

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