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Eternity

Stephen Hawkings' A Brief History of Time has sold ten millions copies. My prayer tweet the day after his death was 'Lord, now give him a brief history of eternity'. The Dean of Westminster Abbey announced that his ashes would lie next to those of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin...

Posted at 11:38am on 18th March 2018

Saint Patrick's Day In Canada

Canada's Drew Marshall Show rang. Would I be a Celtic Voice on their Saint Patrick's Day show? You bet! Why am I so enthusiastic?

Patrick was a teenage Brit, captured by Irish pirates and sold as a slave farm worker in Ireland. He turned to God with all his heart until...

Posted at 13:39pm on 16th March 2018

The Way - Great Feed-back

 Fresh people are  enroling to receive the daily emails on The Way by visiting www.waymarksoflife.com.

I now have another three years of emails stored up, and Bruce Challenor in Melbourne is painstakingly re-formatting and pasting these into mailchimp one by one.  Now I am compiling questions and feed-back from those who...

Posted at 17:09pm on 7th March 2018

Snow Good

The main travel routes north and south are closed by snow. Local taverns and B&B's have let stranded workers sleep on floors in duvets. My supermarket has no milk or bread.

Young Urban Changemakers from Birmingham were due to spend a week-end on Holy Island. I was due to talk with...

Posted at 15:11pm on 2nd March 2018

Pearls From The Sally Army

I bumped into my mate from the Sally Army  in his buggy with his dog. He has multiple health problems. 'How are you?' I asked. 'Well, I can still wiggle my fingers' he replied. I don't have anything like his problems but I have a few, and I shared one...

Posted at 15:08pm on 24th February 2018

Re-imagining

Some 'expert' on TV announced that the new old age is between 85 and 95. 'Great', I thought to myself, 'I might miss it'.

Another TV programme showed us how to lose weight and be fit  without leaving home. I'm trying it out. New energy pours in and new inspiration pours...

Posted at 19:36pm on 17th February 2018

Omega

A few days before he died of cancer, a new Berwick friend contacted me. He hosted a small group of neighbours who discussed significant questions of science, philosophy and religion. He wanted it to continue. Would I join it and help to keep it going?

This week four of us discussed...

Posted at 08:57am on 7th February 2018

Listen To Different Generations And Races

My recent blogs have brought some great feed-back. What about this from Paul John Martin in Minnesota:

 

 We believe that in the Celtic Way, we have something priceless we are called by God to pass on to others. How...?  I have three main ideas.

 

  First, we can pray daily, faithfully. Ray reported on...

Posted at 15:26pm on 2nd February 2018

The Lie And The Summons

Democracies die when electorates swallow a lie. Today's Lie, like a triangle,  has three sides. The first side of The Lie is based on ignorance. It is the belief that the level of peace, public services and civil order (with all their ups and downs) which most western democracies have...

Posted at 18:13pm on 27th January 2018

The Pledge: We'll Pray Daily For A New Generation

The Annual Community of Aidan and Hilda Retreat for those in vows was held at the King's Center, Northanption this week.The three guardians gave teaching on the dynamics of a communty of love: How the early Christians loved one another,  How hurting people hurt others, How to put forgiveness into...

Posted at 08:15am on 15th January 2018
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