posted: 29 Sep 2009 comments: 1category:

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] One of the most popular shows on TV centres around the lives of a group of friends. I think the above clip is pretty funny. It reminds me of a few people i know who have gone down the road of the fake tan. Its really strange, but you know when we were in India this Summer the TV commercials were advertising cream to make your complexion pale. While we in this...
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A Different Sanctuary

posted: 22 Sep 2009 comments: 0category:

French authorities forced a series of evictions of asylum-seekers and migrants living in makeshift encampments around Calais today. No doubt you may have seen the pictures as they were broadcast as part of the News. So what is it that makes people risk everything to try and win British Citizenship? Maybe we have so much in this country that we take our way of life for granted. We are never afraid to speak our mind because we don't expect to be arrested. The thing is...
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Bringing The Kingdom In

posted: 22 Sep 2009 comments: 1category:

follow-me Oh What a night !  Late September  back in 2009.  I opened the door of the church lounge , the place was jammed packed with parents waiting to pick their kids up from Anchor Boys. " I think  I'll install a coffee machine in here for you guys, I quipped . Monica, our welcome co-ordinator was standing smiling, its a busy place tonight, there's a lot going on."  She never spoke a truer word. There is so much going on  in our church  but there is a whole story still...
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We Are All Complicit Are We Not?

posted: 19 Sep 2009 comments: 0category:

conflict So how do we respond to all the conflicting and confusing views we hear when it comes to the great moral issues of our day? I sometimes think it is easy to get things out of perspective, however there is little doubt that the temptation facing all of us is to become cynical about people politics and prayer. I know why this happens, you see I do think people of all ages have become a lot ruder. I can give you verse and chapter. I think all of our Christian faith...
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The Best Job in the World!

posted: 17 Sep 2009 comments: 1category:

icard Yesterday I was out doing some visits around the parish. In the course of one of my visits it dawned on me that it was on the 16 September 1981 that I was ordained into St Andrew's Bo'ness. When I returned home the card on the left was waiting in my inbox. The jungle drums had been used to spread the word. When we came to Bo'ness this picture appeared on the front page of the Journal. What a wonderful privilege it has been for me to have had the trust and...
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Be Thou My Vision

posted: 16 Sep 2009 comments: 3category:

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]Here's a blast from the past. Thought some of you guys might like to see the Bogle Band in action some 20 years ago on the BBC programme entitled "High Spirits" Here's a rendering of "Be Thou My Vision". I think its still one of my favourite songs. Its a great reminder to all of us who seek to follow Christ that we are called to be disciples first above all else....
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Making Wrong Decisions Can Be Fatal

posted: 11 Sep 2009 comments: 0category:

We got a new carpet fitted recently. I felt sorry for the carpet fitter he worked hard all day to re-carpet our hall and stairs. When he was finished I think he could identify with this clip. Here's a man who has worked hard all day and now deserves to have a smoke. Little does he know that his smoking has cost a life. [kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] I think that might have made you laugh....
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