Living with Purpose

Living with Purpose

Many years ago, work as a Quantity Surveyor took me to Cullipool on the beautiful Island of Luing (If you’ve never visited Luing – then when we are able to travel more freely, I’d thoroughly recommend it). Having completed my site inspection, I headed to the slip to...
Build a Big Life

Build a Big Life

Philippians 1:1-11 “Wee-man” It was an odd nickname: “Tiny”, “Wee-man”. Yet it stuck. The name was “Paul” which meant “small.” Every letter he wrote or crowd he addressed heard his humble stature. He had been “Saul”, of course, which meant “one who asked and inquired...
Dangerous Prayers

Dangerous Prayers

“Dangerous Prayers” by Craig Groeschel Currently we have two vision volunteers working with me in youth ministry. Callum and Josh help with a whole variety of the different aspects of serving our young people, discipling them, and supporting them. As part of...
Calling a City to Life

Calling a City to Life

Living in a global pandemic has presented us all with many challenges and living with lockdown restrictions is hard. Yet lockdown has also brought us unexpected gifts, such as connecting with neighbours in ways we’ve been praying about for years and rediscovering that...
A Drama from our Homes to Yours

A Drama from our Homes to Yours

What is Christmas? Three years ago today, you would have found a bunch of youth leaders, lots of our young people, and me, running around Camphill shifting chairs and curtains, instruments and bales of hay. Why? Because three years ago today our young people put on...
Making Room for the King

Making Room for the King

Make room – Make a way – Clear a path Our homes are shrinking …yes, it is true. Research by LABC has found that the average size of a living room is 32% smaller than houses built in the 1970s, indeed our whole houses are shrinking and the UK’s newly built...

 Looking for Peace

Advent : Arrival Advent – It’s all about the waiting. Whilst we all scurry to sprinkle magic and sparkle, lights, and decorations around our homes it is all too easy to overlook the importance of the waiting. “Advent” simply means arrival, and Christians have...
Light Breaks In

Light Breaks In

Light Breaks In I have a confession to make…I’ve always been a little ‘bah humbug’ about Christmas. (Please don’t stone me next time you see me!) I manage to put out a few extra candles and fairy lights and have a nativity scene that fits in a matchbox, but I’ve...
A New Relationship With Our City

A New Relationship With Our City

Reset / Refresh – A New Relationship With Our City I once heard someone refer to the Psalms of the Old Testament as “the Prayer book of Jesus”. What this person was getting at was that most probably Jesus prayed the Psalms – he used their words and themes to express...
A new Relationship with One Another

A new Relationship with One Another

How can we “build back better” relationships? “Can I hug my granny on Christmas day?” was the frustrated question a journalist asked the Prime Minister at a press conference this week. Many of us would like an answer too. Social distancing has removed so much of the...