Solas keep it small to remain beautiful

posted: 28 Jun 2011 comments: 2category:

Can you believe it we're past Mid-Summer now and the nights are beginning to get shorter. On Saturday last we managed to find our way down to the Solas Festival, in Wiston Lodge near Biggar. This is the second year for this small arts festival that is calling itself Greenbelt's little sister. There was something homely and honest about the event and although we only stayed a few hours it was obvious that people were enjoying themselves. I managed to meet up with a few...
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Who says you can't party forever?

posted: 25 Jun 2011 comments: 0category:

We live in quite a unique little town. Now I know that many people think the same about where they live. And I think its only right that they should . Looking at the community in which you live and celebrating the good things about that community must surely add to what the social commentators will call, social and community cohesion. Certainly the annual Bo'ness Fair does just that. There is no doubt that many in our town feel there are aspects of the Fair that need...
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Keep Your Hair On

posted: 22 Jun 2011 comments: 5category:

[gallery]Well I thought I'd get in the mood for the fair so I decided to put my hair on. Now today is prize giving at the school and its great to see so many of the young people we know doing so well and achieving academically. Its also good to know that we at St Andrew's are playing our part in preparing young people to be confident. Its great to see so many young people buzzing around the church this week. Valley FM certainly brings together a varied group of...
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Beam into Bogle in the Morning

posted: 19 Jun 2011 comments: 4category:

Can't believe it's that time again. Time for me to look out my favourite songs and get my play list ready. Yes make sure you tune into Bogle on Valley FM 87.7 this coming Monday morning at 9.00am -10.00am and keep doing it every morning including Thursday. The show is going to be great. I hope to review the morning papers and also have guest artists and even guest local celebrities. So make sure you tune in on Monday morning. Talking about tuning in if you can't...
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Waking Up To Face A Challenge

posted: 18 Jun 2011 comments: 5category:

On Wednesday morning of this week I was faced with the task to end all tasks. It was a task that grown men have been know to refuse point blank. This task would make heros and even generals run for cover. The task was far beyond my experience and capabilities. I even shudder now as I think of the magnitude of the request and the trust that was placed upon my shoulders. You are asking me what was the task? Well it was to bake a cake. Not any cake but a chocolate fudge...
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A Boiler-suit a bunnet and a smile!

posted: 14 Jun 2011 comments: 9category:

Here's something I very seldom do, write a tribute on my blog to members of my congregation who have passed on to glory. I guess I hesitate to do such a thing because its often impossible to single one person out over another. However this evening I've decided I'm going to mention Tommy Simpson and talk a little about him on the eve of his funeral. I want to do so because he was the first person I ever met and spoke to in Bo'ness. Chance meetings can end up...
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The Practice of Prayer Pentecost and Power

posted: 11 Jun 2011 comments: 5category:

Well here I am back online again. Yesterday was a busy day. I put in a 19 hour shift, followed by a couple of hours at the prayer vigil before I went to bed this morning at 3.00am . Whose says the life of a parish minister is dull? We had a look at two possible ships, each have their merits and their short comings. A bit like the rest of us. Anyway we'll be leaving it up to the people who know more about these technical matters to help us as a Board of the Vine...
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