Monthly Archives: November 2010

An Old Sledding Injury

My knee hurts this morning; I’m really hoping it’s not hurting tomorrow. I’ve never had a knee injury per se. I’ve known lots of people who have had them and the consequent knee surgeries that follow. When I ask about … Continue reading

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Do We Believe What We’re Singing?

An older, wiser minister approached me after church recently with an odd question. He said, “Do you believe what you’re singing?” Before I had the chance to answer he pointed out that whether I did or not, and I do, … Continue reading

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Prayer of Discernment

Our gracious God, lead us as the Good Shepherd, through the troubled waters of this time. There are many problems and many opportunities at our doorstep. Enable us to discern the difference and to act in faith, AMEN.

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Opinion 3

Here are some suggestions and a few points for discussion. 1. Presbyteries ask GA for a 12 month reprieve from developing new plans for reducing ministries, agreeing in the meantime to follow existing Presbytery plans. 2. During that 12 month … Continue reading

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Opinion 2

I was informed yesterday by two kindly gents that Hamilton Presbytery is “on the dole.” That is to say, as a presbytery we receive more funding from our General Assembly than we contribute. Those funds are used to pay minister’s … Continue reading

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Opinion 1

For those of you who are outside of this conversation, we in Hamilton Presbytery have been asked by the Ministries Council of our General Assembly to reduce the number of ministerial posts by a further 9, after being asked to … Continue reading

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For the Seamen of the World

This Remembrance Day prayer is for those who serve at sea. Father, we stand with the nations today, remembering with sorrow, the tragic loss of so many and so much. A way of life was destroyed on the battlefields, on … Continue reading

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Sideways

I posted this letter to the councils of both North and South Lanarkshire. To Whom it May Concern: I am writing first of all to say how impressed I am with the quality of the swimming baths at the numerous … Continue reading

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Jam Nut

I need a jam nut, but I can’t find one. The local hardware stores are useless; they both look like smaller versions of Home Depot or Lowe’s but lack the diversity. They are boutique hardware stores and where I would … Continue reading

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