Want to be a new Saint Paul?

Acts 13.1-3 Acts 13.38-41 Acts 13.42-48 I belong to the baby boomer generation. And so, growing up as we did with the restrictions of post-war austerity, we knew where we stood. Economic strategies, jobs for life and all-embracing corporations dominated our work outlook. Our personal world had government departments provided most of our services.  Plus, [...]

Paul’s First Journey – Sermon preparations

This Sunday I will preaching on Paul's First Missionary Journey (Acts Ch13) I found this You Tube video very helpful of two prestigious Biblical scholars.   I will post the sermon shortly. via Commaful  

Your future is adjusted

The Little Children and Jesus 15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such [...]

Seeing in part

Now we see only a dim likeness of things. It is as if we were seeing them in a foggy mirror. But someday we will see clearly. We will see face to face. What I know now is not complete. But someday I will know completely, just as God knows me completely. 1 Corinthians 13.2 [...]

Mirror of Erised

Summer is for reading old favourites. As a result, it was with the greatest of pleasure that I turned to ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ on my Kindle. Written by J K Rowling, and ostensibly for youngsters, there is something for everyone within its covers. Take the story of the Mirror of Erised. Harry [...]

Seeing the future?

It wouldn't have happened if the slide projector's  bulb hadn't exploded. Angry at the darkening screen, the father ordered his disappointed children to bed. There would be no pictures from that magic lantern tonight. Next day, he walked from his paneled office several blocks to a less prosperous part of town. There he mounted the [...]

The Cyclist’s Fight — Tayview’s Blog

Through the illness, this moment kept him going. He unearthed his bike and dusted it off after long disuse. He mounted and the wind breathed on his face. Down the main street with a few early shoppers barely glancing at the lycra-clad figure speeding pass. He, however, enjoyed being on a surfboard weaving easily around […] [...]

Painting the future

The artist opened her paint box, dampened her brush and started. Before her was a handsome half-timbered house complete with moat and gatehouse. She worked on in that hot summer's day. The picture developed but did not show the many visitors who trooped passed. She disliked their intrusion with garish tops and shorts into this [...]

How did Poloroid do it?

Do you remember the Polaroid camera? This amazing invention by Edwin Land that gave photographs in 60 seconds.  In fact, my school friend's father had one for his business.  I still remember the thrill of peeling back the paper cover to see the image taken a few moments before.  Of course, the film’s cost was [...]