WHAT ARE YOU HOLDING ON TO?

WHAT ARE YOU HOLDING ON TO?

Snow, we all seem to have had lots of it. For the home schoolers, physics has suddenly become a popular subject as youngsters and their parents venture outside, sledge in hand to measure the force of gravity and kinetic energy as they slide down the nearest hill. No...
Work It Out

Work It Out

Yacht racing As some of you may have gathered, one of my lockdown pick-me-ups has been to follow the arduous, single-handed, round-the-world yacht race, the Vendee Globe 2020. It has provided 3 months plus of daily drama: Southern Ocean storms, mid-Atlantic doldrums,...
Hope for Hard Times

Hope for Hard Times

Dear Friends, This week the UK passed a grim milestone, 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. The enormity of this tragedy is both shocking and unimaginable. Each loss is a person: a name, a face, a friend and family member, a person with a history and hopes for the future....
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...