Month: January 2017

In His Hands

In His Hands

Murdo Murchison

Above:The Forth valley hospital where I realized my frailty on 30th August 2016

As this is being written on a dull mid December day, to be perfectly frank with you, I am a long way removed  from that great assurance of psalm 91 “With long life will I satisfy him” or the blessing to the servant of God in psalm 128 “May you live to see your children’s children” . Growing up witnessing the long, productive lives of my forebearers it was always observed and indeed acknowledged that God had given me an excellent set of genes. Was 90 years possible?  Or in the brave new world of 21st century medical science, would it be cheeky to look forward to 100 years of life?

Hopes, dreams,  illusions, and even common sense plans were totally shattered on the 30th of August when I took a massive seizure, so bad that…

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An excellent teacher

An excellent teacher

Above: Miss Cameron with a class It is clear to me from reaction to my recent writing that some of my many teacher friends and relatives were understandably disappointed to learn that I gained very little from school which seemed to me like something  akin to prison, or at least cruelty to children, for seven … Continue reading An excellent teacher

Inspiration from 1843

Inspiration from 1843

Above: A City centre site well worth consideration as we grow within Stirling Having visited many great European Cathedrals the engineering usually inspires and impresses me greatly, particularly the 16th century St Peters Dome in Rome: it was great to climb up to the top and see the 'Eternal city' while admiring how innovative architects, … Continue reading Inspiration from 1843

The best ‘Rags to riches’ story ever

The best ‘Rags to riches’ story ever

Although I am not a reader, Margaret, and to a degree the children,  are great readers;  were our rambling home a boat, with so many books on board, it would probably sink from the sheer weight of them in heavy sea! What book (apart from the book of books) has influenced you the most in … Continue reading The best ‘Rags to riches’ story ever

A break in the cloud

A break in the cloud

My blog of mid November described a tumour which had doubled in size and between mid November and my operation of 5th December shockingly serious deterioration had set in. My family, for the second time in under 3 months, were not holding out very much hope for me. The operation, however, was an amazing success; … Continue reading A break in the cloud

A new day dawns…

A new day dawns…

You will know of my illness from the recent  blog post on enforced retirement. https://murdomurchison.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/enforcemed-retirement Having had the garage and car sales business with an agency for 18 months I joined Facebook for the first time in mid September and connected with a friend from my days in Inverness , John MacFadgeyn. Having worked for … Continue reading A new day dawns…

Click Evangelism

Click Evangelism

Above:The historic city of Stirling where we hope to host a convention Having started posting on Facebook mid September and frustrated that the point could not be made in a paragraph,  David Robertson alias "The Wee flea", suggested blogging and I started on 8th November;  a remarkable result followed which led me to think about … Continue reading Click Evangelism