Busy Weekend

I’m about to head off to Carberry Tower near Edinburgh for 24 hours to our Synod Programme Committees. On the agenda for me are Children and Communion and Safeguarding as well as working with the Children and Youth Ministry Committee on our future plans for the Synod Youth Forum and some other stuff in the Read More …

another busy Sunday

… after a busy Saturday. I spent this morning with the lovely people of Righead URC in east Kilbride leading worship and talking about the Child Friendly Church Award that the URC operate.  It helps churches to think about how they include children and young people in all aspects to the life of the church. Read More …

a day of mistakes

It seems the pressure of being favourites for today’s rugby against france was too much.  The game was littered with mistakes, forward passes and bad bounces.  We don’t seem to do well when we are fancied to win.  Never mind.  Back to being underdogs next week when we play wales who beat england yesterday. In Read More …

the year past…

I know it’s a little late but I was up late and slept late.  Happy New Year to you all.  I hope 2008 brings you many blessings. I thought I’d reflect briefly on 2007. I’ve been privileged to meet some great people this year and share in their lives and work.  I’ve spent lots of Read More …

lost in the busyness

It’s Advent.  Not that I’ve really noticed yet.  I like Advent.  I like the usual sense of anticipation, of looking forward, of pause.  But this year Advent is rushing past.  Life is busy.  There’s work to be done, essays to be written and sermons too.  Time seems to be hurtling on towards Christmas. I wonder Read More …

A very long day in the big smoke

The alarm went off at 4am yesterday morning, and it wasn’t an accident.  It was probably a little earlier than necessary but even at that time of the day I’m a little paranoid about getting to Glasgow airport on time from my house.  Why the airport at that hour?  A trip to London to meet with my Read More …