Bogle Band Vine Trust And Waverley

posted: 30 Jul 2008 comments: 0category:

Well can you believe it the Bogle Band is out on he road for the second time this Summer. Carberry Featival last month and " Doon the Watter" this month. Tomorrow evening Iain and I will be performing on the world famous Waverley Paddle Steamer. Have a look at the picture above. She really is a bonnie boat. Anyway all the money being raised tomorrow will go to the work of the Vine Trust. Keeping close to the Vine is a good thing. You know, our motto is "...
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Church Within and Without Walls - A Place to Hang Out!

posted: 22 Jul 2008 comments: 0category:

You never know who is hanging around the church. Especially if the church is St Andrew's Bo'ness. It could be a group of teenagers preparing for the Children's Holiday Club. You might even meet the phantom gardeners who turn up unannounced and have turned a wilderness into a garden. If you stay long enough you are bound to catch up with some young musicians hanging about waiting to rehearse. Then there might be a suspicious bunch of old guys that could talk...
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Mamma Mia

posted: 20 Jul 2008 comments: 0category:

Talking with the script writer I went to see the movie "Mamma Mia" last night. I really didn't know what it was all about. I thought it was the story of ABBA, instead it was really a Chic flick. I realised I should have taken a rain check when I had the opportunity. So all I could do was to slip lower down in the seat, as the film progressed. Two guys at the front of a cinema full of women! Mamma Mia? One thing I was right about there is an...
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The Church outside always open!

posted: 17 Jul 2008 comments: 0category:

A Great view of Ben View We went for a walk through the Queen Elizabeth Forrest Park the other day starting at Kinlochard. It was a brillant day for walking, the sun was out but there was also a breeze blowing. We walked for about three hours. At one part of the walk we reached a summit which gave us an magnificent view looking over to Ben View.  We felt truly refreshed and aware of God's  finger prints everywhere. A few hours later we were exhausted but back in Callander. We had a great...
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Mission ? - When some thing is missing!

posted: 16 Jul 2008 comments: 1category:

I came across a fellow blogger while on holiday in Orkney. Andrew Jones is quite a well known writer especially on the topic of the Emerging Church . He was telling me that he set Jonny Baker up with his first blog Anyway I looked up the Skinny Kiwi and found he was writing this week about an article that appeared in the Washington Post about churches in America rethinking their short term mission projects. One church spent over $30,000 in airfares to build a...
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Reflecting on the past

posted: 12 Jul 2008 comments: 0category:

ring-of-brodgar1.jpg Its hard not to be reminded of the imprint past generations have left on the earth, when visiting Orkney. The islands are full of ancient historical sites. Today we visited the Rings of Brodgar. Here is an ancient place where men and women in the ancient mists of time sought to find God. This reaching out to God shows a humility and an intelligence that somehow has by passed many in our self absorbed world. We have now progressed so far that we are even more moral than...
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Look out from where we are

posted: 9 Jul 2008 comments: 1category:

skarabrae-fishing-cottage.jpg I've spent the last few days in Orkney. Its quite a place, amazing sea views. There is nothing quite like a walk along the cliffs. Orkney has a wonderful shoreline. As you walk you become aware of the amazing power of the sea. It is this sea power that can change a coastline. We visited a place called Skarabrae. It is on the southern shore of the Bay o' Skaill, in the West Mainland parish of Sandwick. It is here that the Neolithic village of Skara Brae...
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