Monthly Archives: March 2011

Full Vent

I was at the school yesterday afternoon picking up my little ones. There was a little boy there with his mum waiting for an elder sibling while he zipped around on his bike. He was having fun until he fell … Continue reading

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Three Hands

I used this picture on Sunday for my children’s sermon, a lesson on greed. I asked the kids, “What do you think this little girl is thinking?” There were a variety of answers about her possession of the three dolls … Continue reading

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Slurry

Hamilton stinks, literally. Not always, mind you, but recently it’s been tainted with an unwelcome odour. I first noticed it Saturday night; I was at the church for a busy concert, tightly wedged in the pews with neighbours fore and … Continue reading

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Automatic

Apparently there’s nothing automatic about an automatic. Twice this week I spoke to Scots who struggled to drive one safely. Monday we were looking at a used car, an automatic, and the salesman had a terrible time bringing it out … Continue reading

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Minty Fresh

“Dad, smell my breath…huuuuuhhh.” “Why am I smelling your breath David?” “I got some mouthwash today at the store, it was only 89p,” he said enthusiastically. “What are you buying mouth wash for?” I said, trying to stifle a laugh. … Continue reading

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Birth Pangs

God have mercy, how the world and all who dwell in it groans for redemption. The creation itself, the ground beneath our feet is heaving with birth pangs, bringing about the new thing you are creating…how grievous it is to … Continue reading

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A Wise Man

Yesterday was the first sunny day of the last ten, so I decided to take my two wee ones (Jessie 9, and Johnny 5) to the park. Jessie insisted they bring their scooters. Jessie zips around like a pro, but … Continue reading

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To the Dogs

To the Editor of the Hamilton Advertiser: I’m not going to complain about dog fouling. I won’t bother to explain how revolting it is to sidestep so many piles on my way to school each day with the kids. I … Continue reading

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Amazin’ Kindle

I first saw one of these at a friend’s house last week, so I’m holding him personally responsible. As it turned out my birthday was just around the corner, so a good excuse to buy one was close at hand. … Continue reading

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Naturally Gifted

We are all experts, O LORD, when it comes to complaining, naturally gifted. No one has to teach us to complain, nor do we learn the technique from reading books or listening to experts. We just do it. At a … Continue reading

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