Joy


Lent Challenge - "Joy" Today's Lent Challenge prompt is Joy and I thought I would share something with you that brings joy to me instead of trying to find words to describe what joy is. It is a brass band (Salvation Army) playing a march called "Goldcrest", which is one that I've played as a... Continue Reading →

Follow


Lent Challenge – “Follow” Is there a difference between being a follower or a fan? Do you follow anything? Or anyone? Most of us do. We follow football teams or sports generally; we follow celebrities and quite a lot of us follow a religion. But what does it mean to follow someone? It’s easy when... Continue Reading →

Wilderness


Lent Challenge – Wilderness When I think of the word “wilderness” a couple of things spring to mind. First of all I get the mental picture of a wide expanse of emptiness, with no visible living presence anywhere. I see dusty rocks and dry river beds, dried out husks of stunted trees with maybe a... Continue Reading →

Love


Lent Challenge – Love What is love? Why do we love? How do we love? How do we know we are loved? Why do we withhold love? Love is the emotion that makes us human, and to be human is to love. Whether it is the romantic love another person, or love of a situation... Continue Reading →

A Champion of a Day


I had a champion of a day yesterday. Actually, the day began about two weeks ago with a phone call from my son one evening that started with that familiar "Muuuuuum......?" He plays Bass Trombone with Pemberton Old Wigan Band, which is a First Section brass band in the North West area. For those who don't... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry – 18th February 2017


For Today 18th February 2017 Looking out my window... I am looking at a garden that is in serious need of some TLC I am thinking... about how busy I am going to be for the next 8 days. I am going to be taking part in my first brass band contest for a very... Continue Reading →

Greater Manchester Police Museum


I have been promising myself a visit to the Greater Manchester Police Museum for some time now, and today I finally made it. It was a fascinating trip and well worth a go if you are into your history, or police history, or are just plain nosey about how our Mancunian ancestors broke the law... Continue Reading →

Blessings


Transcript of my sermon delivered on Sunday 29th January 2017 This sermon uses two passages from the Bible, and questions what are blessings, and how do we recognise blessings in our lives. The passages are Micah 6: 1 - 8  and Matthew 5: 1 - 12, and I began my talk by showing this piece of video from “The Life... Continue Reading →

Happy 18th Birthday


Happy 18th birthday Ethan!! Here's my son on his 18th birthday today, but I couldn't resist looking up some old photographs to share with you from when he was a little tiddler. Sorry son!   Both me and his dad are very proud of the young man he is turning into, and we are both... Continue Reading →

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