Podcasts on their way

posted: 27 Dec 2007 comments: 0category:

13.jpg For those who are interested the Bogle Band will be publishing extracts from the recordings we're making for our new album. We'd love to hear from you. The guys hope to get some time together over the next few weeks to showcase some of the ideas in our songs. If your interested go to the iTunes store and clock on podcasts then do a search for Bogle Band. I've podsted up a little free Christmas present for anyone who'd be interested in downloading it. let me know what you...
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U2 Can make a difference

posted: 25 Dec 2007 comments: 0category:

I think U2 sums things up for me this year.So many people think that they can do nothing to change the world. the fact is we can. We can start in our own neck of the woods. We can take up the opportunities that come our way and it is possible to create new ones. Just have a look and see what love has done. Click here
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When Silence means more.

posted: 25 Dec 2007 comments: 1category:

This year at St Andrew's I believe we have had a wonderful opportunity to develop our prayer lives. The theme of Advent has centred around four of the great phrases from the Lord's Prayer. "Your Kingdom Come! " This has challenged all of us to see how subversive the prayer really is. It is a call to live in such a way that we set up an alternative way to live. To live forgiveness, to see that life centres around more than material things, and to discover that trials...
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When God calls you to go on a journey

posted: 23 Dec 2007 comments: 1category:

11.jpg The church was quite magical. In the darkness the small lights shining were light stars shining in the darkness. We've had a really interesting Advent here in Bo'ness this year. So many people have worked hard and contributed to the whole period of reflection. Friday was quite a special day. The labyrinth was really outstanding. It was written by Maggie Lane and laid out under the direction of Rae Manger. It proved to be an amazing experience for those who walked it. If...
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You Never Know Where Faith Will Take You!

posted: 21 Dec 2007 comments: 0category:

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/Upny61XqRSo" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]  Its a strange feeling looking back over the way things grow and develop. I feel so privileged to have been part of something so dynamic as the Vine Trust. You know when I first mentioned the idea of starting up a Trust to help change the world, I never believed in my wildest dreams it would involve two medical ships in the Amazon and seven children's homes in...
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silence means more

posted: 19 Dec 2007 comments: 0category:

Before the bangThe big bangThere still was somethingNot nothingSomethingPerhaps SomeoneMovedMade a moveAnd brokeThe silence And so we moveIn a world of noiseBut we inhabitOur inner world of silenceWe know how toKeep things from each otherTo protect ourselvesTo protect othersSilence becomesOur truth So much hurt locked awayIn silenceMobile prisonsOn the moveIn shops  and carsOn mobile phonesSpeaking wordsBut living silenceDying to tellBut telling no oneSilence...
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What has a Wedding, Maggie, and Hillsongs in Common?

posted: 16 Dec 2007 comments: 3category:

I didn't realise that I haven't posted anything for nearly a week. Well later on today we'll be making history in St Andrew's. We're going to have a wedding as part of the service. One of our elders Lesley Stewart will be getting married. Its going to be a grand occasion. I believe quite a few of the congregation will be wearing kilts.It will also be a bit of a sad occasion because we will be making a presentation to Maggie Lane. Maggie has been my probationer minister...
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