Living on the coast of Northumberland brings many delights! Coquet Island in the background, framing the picture of a dolphin leaping of of the sea! Seeing is truly believing! The believing in the moment of seeing is very energising. God calls us constantly by many means to look out and see, My God bless youContinue reading “Seeing is believing…”
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……but not alone! A simple chapel on the Kintyre Peninsula, and a Celtic cross. Framed by the waters of a loch, which embraces the movement of the sea. Breathing in the air of the Saints, who once dwelt here, took my breath away. My heart gave thanks to God, in a moment of spontaneity andContinue reading “Solitude”
Rest in peace
As I write these words a few days after the death of Queen Elizabeth the Second, my mind is full of all kinds of thoughts. The stillness of the sea, taken a few days ago, as the sun dropped below the horizon. The thoughts and prayers of millions of people, joined together in one focus,Continue reading “Rest in peace”
Time and tide wait for no-one…..
A photograph taken a couple or weeks ago in the tower of St Lawrence, Walkworth. The original clock mechanism from 1700. Now replaced by a more modern mechanism. The way of life!!! The quote has been attributed to many worthies from history. But nothing definite. It actually doesn’t matter in my world! The clock wasContinue reading “Time and tide wait for no-one…..”
Endings and Beginnings…
….The vanishing point, beyond the horizon. Our faith, both strong and weak. Where are you at this point in your walk of faith? Mine moves constantly, to be perfectly honest. Plenty of endings and beginnings , Light and darkness. Hope and fear. Jesus Christ with us, is the simple statement for this moment.. With usContinue reading “Endings and Beginnings…”
Psalm 34 verse 8….’ Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him’. Mountains in Kerry, on the west coast of Scotland. God’s glory in the whole of creation . As we stood and took in the view, we were speechless, because words seemed inadequate. ‘Taste andContinue reading “Senses….”
Waiting and longing….
A place of saints and solitude and longing. At the end of the Kintyre peninsula on the west coast of Scotland. A photograph cannot capture what one feels in a place like this. Words are not enough. It speaks in its own unique way. A connection between earth and heaven. Our own longing and hopingContinue reading “Waiting and longing….”
Making your mark…
See if you can spot what are called ‘cup and ring’ markings, created 20,000 years at the end of the last Ice age, on the Kintyre peninsula in the West of Scotland. These ‘cup and ring’ marks were made by humans, who followed the end of the Ice Age. Throughout human history there has beenContinue reading “Making your mark…”
Red sky at night….all kinds of things happen11, shepherd’s delight. as a starter! Good enough for a proverb. The sign of a period of good weather. A gift of wisdom through observation. Setting and rising and light, all woven together, to give an optimistic gloss on the reality of weather. This setting sun sparked myContinue reading “….shephers delight”
The Lord is my rock….
Words written by the Psalmist, and to be found in Psalm 18, verse 2. Photograph taken a couple of months ago. Here are the other words that go with it; ‘The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the hornContinue reading “The Lord is my rock….”