Mindfulness and Prayer

Luke 11.5-13 My grandfather loved knock, knock jokes. His favourite was - knock, knock and we dutifully replied, who's there? Lydia.  Lydia who? Lid-i-a teapot. (This probably only works in a Scots dialect!) Well mercifully this type of jape has gone out of fashion.  But it is useful to see how they work. Of course, [...]

Dazzled by the light?

The glorious sight of Venus shining just after sunset, reminded me of a lost love. For I have always been fascinated by the stars and planets. However, there could not be a worse time to have my interest in astronomy rekindled. Since it never gets quite dark at night here in Scotland during June. As [...]

Going offline

Luke 11.2-4   It’s there in the statistics! It was once just a treat for the weekend, however  a new survey has found that the average Brit now forks out over £110 per month on takeaway meals.   Not only that  but Chinese and Indian food has pushed  the traditional fish and chips into third place.   More to the point,  this [...]

11 May – What to do this Sunday

  This Sunday we are  thinking about meeting two disciples on the road to Emmaus. They were dispirited after Jesus’ crucifixion. And although they had heard about his resurrection, they just didn’t believe it! But now a stranger hurries after them and explains God’s whole plot.   They invite him in to eat and what [...]

What to do this Sunday – 27 April 2014

Not able to go to church this Sunday - don’t worry. Here is a short act of worship.   Firstly still your minds, concentrate on breathing slowly and letting go of the future.   Focussing on the ‘now’  by relaxing into the music clip below.   Read the story of Christ appearing to disciples articularly [...]