The Spur

  • The Valley of Weeping

    This Valley of Baka is translated as the Valley of Weeping. Now there’s a picture - hemmed in by the steep cliffs and hills on all sides, it’s a desperate place – a place of sadness, confusion, disappointment, loss, tragedy… a hopeless place. It’s a valley that most of us will find ourselves in at some stage in our lives and, indeed, many people are in that valley of weeping right now.
  • Blessed

    I love the word “blessed” - if I was asked what word I’d like to be described by, it would be “blessed”. Don’t get me wrong, I want and hope to be ...
  • A Big thanks to New Wine

    New Wine has played a significant role in our development and we’ve got a lot to be thankful for. It was the summer of 2013, a year after we starte...
  • Even the sparrow finds a home

    This has got me going back to Psalm 84, verse 3 which tells us that even the wee sparrow finds a home and the swallow a place to lay her young, and this place is near the altar of the Lord.
  • Will you be singing?

    .......Things escalate and there’s pushing and shoving, handbags are swinging and the vicar ends up with a black eye having intervened to prevent Mrs McGlumpshie slapping retired missionary, Miss Pumpherston!.......

  • Have you hit the wall yet?

    I’m finding the restrictions, limitations and implications of lockdown more challenging in the last week or two even though things are beginning to free up. And, if that wasn’t bad enough, considering the future seemed to raise more uncertainties than I had the capacity to deal with.