Blooming Deserts! Sun 4th Dec 16

I have just watched the latest instalment of the brilliant BBC series, Planet Earth. Having already seen Mountains, Islands and Jungles, Part 4 reveals to us the secrets of the world’s Deserts. After the most amazing photographic sequences, David Attenborough says that ‘the worlds deserts are getting bigger, hotter and...

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Certainty! Sun 20th Nov 16

I am sure that you don’t need me to tell you that we are living in ever changing and increasingly uncertain times. Political reporters remain undecided about the ramifications of a Trump Presidency and how Brexit will work through in reality. Economists fill the airwaves with gloomy predictions and social...

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A call to prayer Sun 30th Oct 16

I read earlier this week a church leader from America stating that he felt the decision he faced in voting for President was the same as being asked whether he wanted to be shot or poisoned? I know the statement is incredibly graphic, but it does in many ways highlight...

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A Reflection Sun 23rd Oct 16

Last Sunday morning, I arrived at Ridgeway, grabbed a bulletin and scanned the front page in order to remind myself what I had written. Immediately, I realised that there was a glaring error as soon as the second word. That’s right. I had not even managed a sentence, never mind...

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Superlatives Sun 9th Oct 16

My family mercilessly and I suspect rightly mock me for my use of superlatives. They laugh because I would seldom say a meal is nice, rather I would be likely to state that it was stunning. Similarly, our children tell me that when they were younger that their rooms were...

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Big Sam and me! Sun 2nd Oct 16

This week’s media has been dominated by the news that Sam Allardyce, the now ex- England Football Manager, had been forced to resign following an undercover sting by the Daily Telegraph. People have rightly asked the question, why would someone already wealthy and now earning a reported £3 Million per...

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Obvious! Sun 25th Sept 16

After years of looking and longing (and possibly a little coveting), I have finally bought myself a road bike. After removing the bike from its box and attaching the seat, wheels and handlebars it only seemed sensible to give it a spin. So to my family’s disgust, I donned my...

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All for the Glory of God Sun 18th Sep 16

Over the years many have been guilty of falling into an ancient trap of labelling some things sacred and other things secular. Those things that are deemed as essentially ‘good’, are those that are seen as intrinsically spiritual; whereas those things that are seen as essentially ‘bad’ are usually those...

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Hope! Sun 21st August 16

Less than an hour ago I received an email from South Africa saying that Laura Tucker had died suddenly from a brain aneurysm. I have stayed in Tim and Laura’s home on a number of occasions and while visiting the UK, they have stayed in ours. Over the years we...

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