The Journey of Life

William & Mary

Yesterday afternoon I visited a remote corner on the north west coast of Skye. At the end of a single track road overlooking green fields and the sea stands a little whitewashed cottage (pictured above) which was once occupied by an old christian couple I knew. William and Mary married later in life and as a result had no family. Continue Reading



As a father with grown up children and grandchildren it is extremely rare for us all to be together in one place at the same time. A few years ago, when it was still possible for us all to meet occasionally and sit round the table of our home here in Skye, there was, for me, a unique sense of completeness – a feeling of oneness. Continue Reading


Shadow Lands

When we are confronted by future circumstances or events that we know, beyond all reasonable doubt, will take place, the wise will make preparations and only the foolish will bury their head in the sand and pretend the certain will never happen. Yet this is what millions of people do. Continue Reading


Consumed By Fear

One of the things that the present crisis has revealed or, some might say, caused – is a massive increase in fear. We all know that there are both positive and negative aspects to fear – but the fear I want to address today is of the negative variety Continue Reading