2020

Usually at this time of year we are inundated with the traditional “New Year, New Me” resolution broadcasts in the form of newsletters, blogs, Facebook and Twitter posts but this year I don’t fancy finding a new me, I’m very happy as I am. When you are younger,...

Part 4 – What a predicament

Part 4 – What a predicament “As many of you know I have been documenting what happened in the run up to, and aftermath of, my recent hip operation. Here we are on day three with a moment I don’t’ think I will forget in a long time…” Day three –...

First Steps

The early morning ward rounds woke me from what had been a rather disturbed night but the offer of a cup of tea was a welcome introduction to a new day. An old Chinese proverb claims that a day without tea is a day without joy. Although I am in general a coffee...

On The Other Side

The ward was well lit and bustling as the nursing staff went about their duties with care and compassion. The sound of machines, monitors and call bells filled the air unharmoniously calling for the attention of the already busy nurses. Curiously in my semi-conscious...

In all things God works….

It was the day of my long-awaited hip replacement, as I had limped my way through the previous two years there was a sense of anticipation as Maria and I sat patiently for my name to be called. It was early in the morning, I was hungry as I was nil by mouth and the...

Why Plant Churches

The Narrative   We must start this journey with the words of Jesus. “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth, go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptising them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe...