Month: December 2016

Much more than a singer/songwriter….

Much more than a singer/songwriter….

Recently an email came from a friend Alex MacDonald with his latest song inspired by my blogs which have been been running just since 8th November. A mixture of disbelief and uncharacteristic emotion (uncommon in a reserved Highlander like myself) followed! He is, of course,  motivated by the same desire as is in me to … Continue reading Much more than a singer/songwriter….

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The road not taken

The road not taken

Above: Kinlochewe Free church- I was sent there to take services as a boy. Do you ever have misgivings regarding the pathway of your precious, one opportunity at the amazing journey which is your life? As a young man in the late 1970s I was sent to take church  services in places like Kinlochewe and … Continue reading The road not taken

My Biblical garden

My Biblical garden

What is your favorite place on earth? Over the past 17 years our garden near Stirling, for me, became in many ways a sanctuary and  great foil to a fairly stressful lifestyle. I decided that having heard of and seen gardens representing human achievement, should I reach retirement age,  it would be good with the … Continue reading My Biblical garden

Guardian Angels

Guardian Angels

Above: In the sixties you could wait for hours for a ferry to make the trip to Skye. Photo shows a rare good day for the Misty Isle Back in 1977 the ferries from Kyle to Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye went on strike and, with my younger brother Ian, we took marooned people … Continue reading Guardian Angels

Anger and the antidote…

Anger and the antidote…

Above: Mask similar to the one moulded for me last Friday In my last few posts I made the point  that the victory in removing 90% of the tumour is only a temporary fix and inevitably the 10% remaining will cleverly and in unexpected direction start growing again, such is the nature of a 'glioblastoma' … Continue reading Anger and the antidote…

Wakey Wakey

Wakey Wakey

Above- transforming the world: Replica 15th century German bible printing press The Christian church as it reaches out has the best news this world has ever heard. The bible explains a fallen world, a great plan to rescue it through Jesus the son of God who lived, died, and rose again. The message of the … Continue reading Wakey Wakey

Generations yet unborn

Generations yet unborn

Two Murdo Murchisons in 1958 The year is 1962 and the four year old rather wilful 'BOY' as his Grandpa calls him is determined that there is no better book than that year's beautifully presented  Rupert Bear Annual, although Peter Rabbit and his adventures with Mr Macgregor is a close second. All bible based books … Continue reading Generations yet unborn