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Christmas Excitement and Treasure

The excitement of Christmas is always best experienced as you observe children approach the door behind which are the “presents”. We all will perhaps recall our own childhood excitement, frustration, anticipation and then wonder as the signal was given and we were “good to go” and discover the treasures awaiting us. All that stands between you and the treasure is some...
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Humility

In Luke 18 at verse 9 we come across the story of two men heading up to the temple to pray – both gain access through the door but only one into the heart, mind and presence of God.One, the Pharisee, had, it seems, a bit of an attitude problem and with it a big dose of pride. The other man, a tax collector, had something the likes of Ghandi, Mother Teresa, Dr Martin Luther King had...
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Storm in Spinalonga

The day began well – a good but early breakfast and then off to catch the bus, which, to our delight, arrived on time. A quick change to bus No 2 and before we knew it, we were at the quay side purchasing our tickets for the imminently departing boat to Spinalonga.We were on the beautiful, sunny and warm island of Crete. A leisurely sail and after just 25 minutes we arrived on the...
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Way Markers

Some years ago, whilst I was involved with the Mission and Discipleship Council of the Church of Scotland, one of the staff team, Ian Campbell, as well as being responsible for inspiring mission in congregations, was also an exceptional artist. Recently he undertook the task of creating a Glasgow version of the Last Supper in St George’s Tron Church in the city. Like any good...
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Seven Sacred Spaces

At our midweek service a few weeks ago Derek Hobson reminded us, with the aid of some ‘L’ plates, that in the Christian life we are forever ‘Learners’ or in the biblical sense ‘disciples’.Over the last few months in all our services we explored the significance of the seven sacred spaces found within the monastic tradition. By examining how we might allow our lives to be...
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Earth Hour

If you would like to write to a party leader, their addresses are listed down below and here's a suggestion of what you might say:  Letter Template Dear [add the party leaders names] Climate change is a pressing international issue on which we can make a huge difference here in Scotland. And by reducing Scotland’s climate emissions, we can create a better society and economy....
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Fasting and Feasting

Fast from judging others; feast on the Christ dwelling in them.Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of life.Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of light.Fast from thoughts of illness; feast on the healing power of God.Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude.Fast from anger; feast on patience.Fast from pessimism; feast on optimism.Fast from worry; feast...
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We have a dream…

WE HAVE A DREAM ….. well maybe? We have a dream of a church that is full of people who are excited and passionate about the God they worship. A church that when it gathers together to worship, does so with a sense of excitement and anticipation. Every time they worship their praise raises the roof – Heaven opens – their prayers rise up and they hear God speak. A...
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