What Christ sees hidden in me

Blenheim Palace is one of the most photographed buildings in England. Many pictures also encompass its lake with the Grand Bridge.  At first sighting, we think that it is made of solid stone. But it has a secret. For, inside the bridge are many rooms that were used to entertain the guests of the Dukes of [...]

Living Words

  Psalm 30 Last weekend was exceptional.  It also didn’t rain at the Glastonbury. Music Festival! And so, it was in warm sunshine that Barry Gibb, the surviving Bee Gee, sang:     It's only words, and words are all I have to take your heart away Well, since then I have had a week [...]

How long?

Psalm 13 How long is a piece of string?  When we go into the garage and ask how long it will take to fix the car – we don't expect that answer. We don't expect the mechanic to shrug his shoulders and say – how long is a piece of string? When we put an [...]

Nice to see you!

Luke 18.31-42 Luke 19.1-10   The King James Version of the bible has many faults. But the one I enjoyed most, as a small boy, was the direct translation from Latin of the tax-collector as a publican. The mental image of some poor bartender polishing glasses up a tree amused me no end.   But [...]

Deep Pool of Peace

With Easter rapidly approaching, I found myself wondering what is the difference between it and Christmas. Of course, one is about birth and the other death and life eternal. But there is also a dissimilarity in atmosphere. For, whilst Christmas has been commercialised almost out of recognition, it seems that  Easter is less so. Maybe [...]

Lost and found

My grandfather was a keen photographer. And in those days nearly 60 years ago, equipment and materials were expensive. So, he was delighted when he received a gift of an Agfa camera when he retired from his employers – the department store of Copland & Lye’s in Glasgow.   You can also imagine his distress [...]

Are you the One?

Luke 7.18-35   Maybe today I should tell you a little of my past.   Well, as you know, after receiving a Nobel Prize in physics, I flew up to the International Space Station before founding a billion -dollar business empire which allowed me to sail round the world single-handed.   Of course, all of [...]