25th June 2014

Brokenness

The service on 17th of April included handing out these cards.  They remind us that, behind closed doors, Jesus repairs us by glueing together our brokenness with His love.   

19th September 2013

Autumn Thought

Have you been down the road to Kilchoan? No, it’s well worthwhile if you’re feeling adventurous! Before you get to the village (to visit the Community Centre for a cuppa after the journey), or even go beyond that to the edge of the world, known as the Ardnamurchan lighthouse (with it’s yummy little tearoom), the road twist and turns, goes up and down – and you never know who what’s round the next corner – a bit like life really but that’s not what I’d like to comment on now. The journey is never the same twice; new views at…

28th July 2013

Raft Race And Pram Race - Keeping Up The Pace

Led worship at Acharacle this morning, now grabbing lunch then off to watch the Acharacle Raft Race at 1.30 from the jetty near Loch Shiel Hotel to the bridge - may investigate the barbecue after that ... Photos of the Kilchoan Pram race are on the Kilchoan Diary site - great site! http://kilchoan.blogspot.co.uk

27th July 2013

Desk Days

I haven't posted up much recently about what's been going on - this isn't because there has been nothing going on but because it's been busy behind the scenes. School holidays give a little space in the diary to catch up with all the admin that lurks in the corner of my desk! (The above photos are examples of what the desk should look like and how it can be in reality!!) And to catch up, a little, with reading. So, that's what's been happening - and a funeral too - and a pre-wedding chat - and worship preparation. I'll…

26th August 2013

Lochaber Presbytery

Lochaber Presbytery has it's own facebook and web pages - here's the thought for the week (26th Aug 13) from David Anderson, who is (I think) the web-master. Thought for this week from David A changed world but an unchanging God Our grandson started school last week and he seemed to enjoy his first week in primary one. It is wonderful to see at firsthand how much education has moved on since I took my own tentative steps into primary one exactly sixty years ago. Why should I be surprised at these changes? In the forty one years that I…

11th October 2013

Holidays

What have I been up to - well, holidays! We had a 'Grand Tour' visiting many friends in many places. Great time catching up with so many good folk and sharing so many memories. Not a bad thing to do at this time of year - enjoy the sunshine and warmth and reminisce. Autumn is a good time to stop and stare and enjoy, on the nice days anyway.

27th July 2013

Catching Up

I haven't posted up much recently about what's been going on - this isn't because there has been nothing going on but because it's been busy behind the scenes. School holidays give a little space in the diary to catch up with all the admin that lurks in the corner of my desk! And to catch up, a little, with reading. So, that's what's been happening - and a funeral too - and a pre-wedding chat - and worship preparation. I'll try again next week to keep the information coming.

24th May 2013

Variable Weather

We all talk of the weather.  Walking along the street how often do we pass someone we know and say something like, 'Nice weather today,' or perhaps, 'Wet again ...'  I do the same myself and today my comment would be, 'Sunny at last!'  There is a cold wind to go along with the sunshine and the thermometer peaked at 15 today.  And that's all it is to most of us.  However, when talking to the farmers and crofts here you realise just how much more there is to the impact of weather.  Earlier in the year there was a…

01st November 2012

Six Months And More

I'm asked, sometimes, what brought me to Ardnamurchan.  There is no easy answer really.  Towards the end of ministry training we are encouraged to look around at vacant parishes and assured, by various colleagues, that you will 'know' when it is the right parish.  Hmm - I didn't 'know', even after much prayer.  I had a feeling that this might be the place and that was enough for me to be convinced that if I didn't apply for this parish I'd always be wondering what I'd missed.What would I have missed - so much!!  There are the routine talks of…

18th August 2012

Working Holiday

We've been away for a few days with family and friends.  It was meant to be a relaxing visit to the Peak District but turned into a few days in the Central Belt instead.  Good to catch up with so many of the family and some good friends too.An old family friend died and I was asked to take his funeral.  It was the first I've taken of someone I knew fairly well and I was more that usually concerned to get just the right balance of ritual and informality.  During the service there is always mention of there being…