Advent

FAMILY GIFT SERVICE REFLECTION read at Lenzie Old on the 8th Dec 2019  There’s Elfingrove, Christmas markets, Botanical illuminations, Forests lit up in silver and gold…… There’s breakfast with Santa, Lunch with the reindeers, Christmas dinners and parties, and celebrations galore…… And in George Square, amidst the smell of fried onions, and hot doughnuts, amidst [...]

2019-12-18T15:46:08+00:00December 11th, 2019|

Autumn Reflection

‘But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for [...]

2019-08-28T14:07:20+01:00August 28th, 2019|

Sharing Together

The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and ‘sinners.’  But wisdom is proved right by all her children.     Luke Ch7, v34-35. When I look back at my childhood some of the fondest memories I have are associated [...]

2019-03-20T14:58:29+00:00March 6th, 2019|

Advent Prayer

Dear God, in a world which is so full of beauty and pain, loveliness and cruelty we hold onto your transcendent presence at times with the mere brush of our fingertips.  Life is so fickle, here today - gone tomorrow and the secular narrative conveys to us that that's it - but in our brutal [...]

2019-01-26T17:41:02+00:00November 29th, 2018|

The Apple Harvest

As a child I grew up with two apple trees in our garden. In September my father and I would spend happy hours whacking the branches with a pole and trying to catch the apples before they hit the ground. The apples were bagged and given to friends and neighbours to make bramble and apple [...]

2018-09-25T22:27:02+01:00September 25th, 2018|

The Three Mile an hour God

The Three Mile an hour God A homily preached at Carntyne Parish Church on the Tuesday of Holy Week 2018. John 12: 20-36 ‘I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.’ V24 I [...]

2018-03-31T20:35:38+01:00March 31st, 2018|
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