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by Peter Scott Blog #7
Some time ago, I came across a small but remarkable news item in The Times. Underneath a tiny photograph of a police officer crouching beside a homeless man was the following article. HOMELESS MAN HELPED BY A FAIR COP.
by Jean Wilson #2
Hello. How are you doing? Looks like we are not out of the woods yet, even for this year. As I write this we are half way through Lockdown Two, with no certainties about the days ahead. But that’s alright. We’ve got this far together. Let’s turn to ...
by Ev Cowan Blog #8
Well, we’re in autumn now. I think this is my favourite season! I love the watery sunshine, the shorter, darker days, the beautiful colours of the trees as they begin to turn and shed their leaves and I enjoy seeing our twinkly lights come on ...
by Ev Cowan Blog #7
In the West, we’re so used to thinking that it’s all about the individual. As that famous philosopher(!), Frank Sinatra, sang “I did it MY way!” But, in biblical times, people had a much stronger understanding that it was so much more about ‘community’...
by Marna Swan Blog #3
Half Term is here and a break from school, a week to enjoy with family and friends. Or is it? We still have limitations on our social life. Jim and I say “Hello” to people in their gardens as we pass but that is reduced as the weather turns colder ...
by Peter Scott Blog #6
A couple of things on the news have caught my attention recently. First, the constant warnings about a second wave of coronavirus have now been fulfilled and we are urged to stay away from certain things: enclosed areas, crowded places, close contacts ..
by Jean Wilson #1
Hello. How are you doing? Been a strange year, hasn’t it? Sometimes it feels like time keeps moving on but life is standing still. The markers of the year such as weddings, birthdays, special celebrations even funerals, are not following the usual ...
by Tim Dunnett Blog #5
It can be so hard can’t it to see what God is doing in this difficult season we are all living in. There certainly has never been a time on earth like it! I don’t know about you but there are moments where I am excited and other moments when I ...
by Ev Cowan Blog #6
Doesn’t it seem like most things in our lives are somewhat more difficult and challenging these days? Over the last few months Jim and I have faced some really difficult times as we sought to look after his lovely 90 year–old sister, Peg. ...
by Peter Scott Blog #5
Covid 19 has altered so many things for so many people. So much suffering, so much kindness, so much despair, so much hope, so many plans shelved, so many priorities changed. Often we have heard TV interviewees say that they now realise the ....
by Jo Dunnett Blog #2
Dear Church, This feels like Paul when these things get written with no faces to see or places where we can all hang out and discuss because we’re scattered… Some of you will have heard me say and many others say that this is a ‘year of disruption’...
by Tim Dunnett Blog #4
In this season of lockdown, it has been a real challenge to see our worship of Jesus. We’ve not been able to gather together or go somewhere with friends and spiritual family which formed the central expression and outward sign of our belonging to Jesus.
by Ev Cowan Blog #5
“I KNOW where you live!” Well, if you heard someone say that, it could sound like a threat from a gangster in a B-rated movie, couldn’t it? However, if God says it, that’s a whole other scenario. Because He does know where we live and where we are, ...
by Tim Dunnett Blog #3
This weekend begins the next season of lockdown with more changes to the government advice. The government restrictions still mean that gathering together to worship is not possible and may not be still for some time. I’m sure you are like me in that ..
by Jim Swan #1
I decided a few weeks ago it was time to do something with our photographs and videos. Many of you will know I was a professional photographer from leaving school and was self employed from 1985 until I retired, having set up a full CCTV system ...
by Ev Cowan Blog #4
Do you remember in my first blog that I mentioned the verses I speak out as I start out on my cross trainer every morning? Please do keep up! It is of course Psalm 103, v1–4: ...
by Peter Scott Blog #4
"All our NHS staff should be given a medal." So say the media, and who could disagree, after months of twelve-hour shifts sharing a room with a deadly disease and pouring out care and attention on very sick people...
by Marna Swan Blog #2
In modern day school the skills that are required to run a home and make delicious meals for all the family are no longer taught. Designing the packaging for biscuits becomes more important that the making of the biscuits themselves. But…….
by Ev Cowan Blog #3
The other morning when I was pounding away on my cross trainer and the sweat was running down my brow … oh I might need to rephrase that … but first, a wee quiz, which is always popular in these lockdown days:
by Tom Bray Blog #1
It feels a bit strange to raise another global crisis during this time of a global pandemic, but let’s take this opportunity, during this time of slowing down, to think about how we are going to rebuild our communities after this crisis....
by Peter Scott Blog #3
How are you keeping yourself occupied during these strange days? If you have kids, there's almost too much to keep you busy. I remember our summer holidays years ago with two young children in a 12 foot caravan and awning for five weeks each summer....
by Tim Dunnett Blog #2
Reflections from the first few weeks of lockdown We’re in a season where we are with our immediate family units, some of us are alone at home and without many of the normal external activities or relationships that strengthen our life...
by Ev Cowan Blog #2
The other morning on my cross trainer, I was thinking of the very peculiar times we’re living in just now. These are profoundly challenging and unprecedented times, the like of which none of us has experienced before....
by Marna Swan Blog #1
It is interesting that the title for this resource is Food for Growth. This is Food for the Table. So many times over the years I have been asked for my scone recipe and as it was my business I always resisted ...
by Peter Scott Blog #2
One of the big differences between Christians and Non Christians is the matter of hope. Paul didn't want his young converts to be without hope like the Gentiles were. They are described as being without hope ....
by Jo Dunnett Blog #1
Three and a half years ago we were on holiday in the Lakes, the sun was shining and the rain was pouring like every summer in the west of England, but we were with our family, twelve of us all rammed into a supposedly haunted fisherman’s cottage ...
by Ev Cowan Blog #1
It’s 6 years this month since I was looking in the loft for something. That led to me doing a grand ‘sort out’ of all the stuff up there
by Peter Scott Blog #1
Mark 4 tells of how Jesus took his disciples off in a boat on the Sea of Galilee. A furious storm suddenly hit them ...
by Tim Dunnett Blog #1
How do we respond to this daily changing landscape? Firstly we can draw comfort from our Father’s presence. We have a family vision that begins with us building our life around the presence of Jesus.....