This week I listened to a Bishop on the radio talking about cancer. I thought it might be helpful but to be honest it was weak. He made the valid point that serious illness, like cancer, teaches us that we are frail. And that was it. I agree of course that though we may … More Help, Hope and Healing for those Heading to Hospital or faced with Illness
I write this in Portmahomack at my parents, as I am about to attend the funeral of my old maths teacher, Neil Macarthur. Why travel the 350 mile round trip to attend the funeral of a 90 year old man who was not a relative? A Mentor Neil Macarthur was not a friend. I didn’t … More Neil Macarthur – A Personal Tribute to a Teacher whose Influence lasted.
Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so … More Reasons to be Thankful – Reflections on 55 years!
My phone has hardly stopped ringing over the past couple of days, with journalists from different news organisations desperate for information and ‘an informed opinion’ about the recent tragic death of Iain D Campbell. It still disappoints me that in a world where people are being killed, this is considered so newsworthy that … More Tragedy in Lewis – A Pastoral Response
Write On A Few Personal End of Year Reflections about Writing I am going to take a wee break from writing and for those who read this blog I thought I would seek your advice. I began writing a few years ago. Or should I say that I began writing in public a few years … More Write On? – Advice sought….
I have been asked to explain about why I believe what I believe about baptism. Rather than give a theological explanation or a detailed examination of all the Scriptures concerned with baptism (there are plenty books and articles that do that from different perspectives) I thought I would just simply give a personal testimony about … More Baptism – A personal Journey in which it is discovered that infant baptism is Biblical!
(The scene of the crime..) Don’t worry, despite the headline this is not about Donald Trump’s disastrous campaign or the UK leadership contest, or the Labour Party’s collapse in Scotland. This is a politics free zone! October seems to me the time of year that I specialise in personal disasters. Yesterday, true to form, I … More A Graveyard Crash