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Red lines – 20 January 2019

Amidst all the current political uncertainty over Brexit reference has often been made to particular ‘red lines’ which one side or the other (or different sub-sides within either side) are not prepared to cross (well, until perhaps … ).  With regard to red lines I came across the following ‘creed’ that was given to a person on the day that they became…

Compassion – 13 January 2019

We welcome Tobi Stathers as our preacher this morning who, together with David, will be telling us about the work of Compassion.  This Christian organisation has recently relocated its headquarters to Ancells Park and, in a wonderful way, facilitates the sponsorship of children in the third world, working exclusively in partnership with local churches.  I’m looking forward to a great morning! After…

Epiphanal Gifts – 6 January 2019

Today is the traditional Feast of Epiphany celebrating the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus.  (It is also the date by which all Christmas decorations should be taken down – I’ll be coming round to check!). Everyone will readily recall the three gifts presented by the Magi to Jesus – gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Matthew 2v11 clearly states that these…

Christmas manuals – 16 December 2018

According to a recent survey, nearly one in five people (19%) rarely bother to read the manual after unwrapping a new gadget at Christmas.  I am actually surprised that this percentage is so low, although this survey was commissioned by the Civil Aviation Authority and seems particularly to focus on those receiving drones as a present (something yet to be experienced by…

Black Friday – 25 November 2018

I’m writing this article on so-called Black Friday itself, although many of the day’s ‘offers’ seem to stretch well beyond 24 hours.  You may know that Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.  Black Friday has been regarded as the beginning of America’s…