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I recently attended a family gathering where an old relative recalled his granny repeating often the words of the biblical sage –

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”

Proverbs 9 Continue Reading


Wide & Narrow

When I was a child, in a side room of Inverness Baptist Church, which we attended as a family, hung a picture known as the Broad & Narrow Road. First published in 1867 this image, depicting a broad and narrow road with various bible verses and a flaming hell at the end of the broad road, most definitely had an impact on my young mind! Continue Reading


Renouncing Despair

Many people live on the edge of despair and some beyond it. Despair is caused the absence of hope. And on both a political and cultural level it is sometimes difficult to find hope and very easy to find reasons for despair.

It is sobering to note that, such is their level of despair, almost 6000 people in our nation take their own lives every year. Continue Reading


The Forest

Having been raised in a traditional conservative Christian environment I was encouraged to go for a walk in the forest at least once a day for my spiritual health. Morning and evening walks were encouraged and for many years, like a good Christian, I followed this advice. Continue Reading



How do you see yourself? How you see yourself will determine the kind of person you are – how you will interact with others – and – more importantly – how you will relate to God.

How do you see other people? How we view one another has a huge impact on how we deal with one another. It impacts all our relationships or sometimes our lack of them. Continue Reading