Neil’s Blog 2017-07-27T08:22:38+00:00

Neil’s Blog

Most Mondays Rev Neil blogs on issues that get his soul, cells and creative juices working. It’s a discipline he has valued since blogging from Delhi’s CW Games in 2010.

Neil loves connecting with people and especially enjoys comments and conversations resulting from his blogs. Locally, The Irvine Times print his blogs and photos, while internationally they reach a wider audience and community of world-wide bloggers.

Neil Urquhart

Crazy For You!

This adapted version of Maslow’s Pyramid of human needs both makes me smile and sobers me up. Access to Wifi is very important to many of us, but surely it’s not more important than: food, water, warmth, rest, security, safety, intimate relationships, friends, esteem, sense of accomplishment, creativity and fulfilling our potential? In the mist and melee of the sensational ‘Silly Season’ which is ‘Advent’ [...]

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Kindling Kindness

10 December 2018|

Little did Jane Ross know that, by agreeing to play the part of a pensioner trying to cross the road, that she’d become a world-wide movie star. Likewise, hulk-biker Gordon Smith had no inkling that [...]

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Kindness Rocks!

3 December 2018|

Motorcyclist shepherds help local darling pensioner ‘Jane Ross’ across a pelican crossing, after numerous cars pass her by. Little did we know that Angela in the high flats captured it on video and posted it [...]

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26 November 2018|

Rap, Techno, Hip Hop, Dub, House, Grunge, Goth, Country, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Disco, Hardcore, “it’s all ‘Rock n Roll to me!” Saturday night revealed a ‘Rave in the nave’ at Fullarton ConneXions. Likely, I’ve already [...]

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Preciously Small!

19 November 2018|

Wouldn’t it be nice to see some genuine humility among our politicians? Us Scots can’t abide a ‘bummer’, someone ‘blowing his own trumpet’, talking up their achievements. But in wanting to cut a ‘crower’ down [...]

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Godly Competition

12 November 2018|

‘Spur’ gatherings rally Revs to sharpen each other in servant leadership. There was no sign of  the ‘mine is bigger than yours’ head-swelling competition ministers and congregations can easily sink to. ‘Competere’ (Latin), from which [...]

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Mystery & Mastery

5 November 2018|

I’m more convinced that our ‘fall-outs’ over issues from the meaning of life, theology and politics to art, sport and domestic disputes are due, in large part, to depending more on the left-side of our [...]

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Grace Rhapsody

29 October 2018|

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, film about the life of Farrokh Bulsara, aka ‘Freddie Mercury’, had me foot tapping, hand clapping & chanting to some great ‘Queen’ Rock anthems. Queen’s Greatest Hits helped save many long distance car [...]

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Bonkers 4 Conkers

22 October 2018|

Sights and smells can summon sharp memories! Waterside’s horse chestnut trees are almost bare again, having shed another heavy harvest of ‘conkers’. Back, when I were a lad in Largs, many autumn afternoons, after school, [...]

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Autumn Glory

15 October 2018|

I hear that Hurricane Callum was downgraded to a ‘Scottish Summer’. Call me an optimist, but I’m still holding out for an Indian Summer, a sweep of sweet sunshine before the cold winds blow, trees [...]

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Hanky Pranky

8 October 2018|

I confess to being a bit of a prankster in younger years & still play the odd trick on friends & family. I seriously disturbed one flat mate, of a nervous disposition, with my nighttime [...]

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Disappointing Church

1 October 2018|

I suspect there is not one person involved in a Christian church, past or present, who hasn’t been sorely disappointed. As someone said, “If you find the perfect church, don’t join it, for sure as [...]

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Canoeing the Mountains

24 September 2018|

Joining our paid staff, 100+ volunteers work weekly to keep Fullarton ConneXions ticking. The photos are from our 2nd annual volunteers ‘Thank You Party’. Until reading the book ‘Canoeing the Mountains’ the best description of [...]

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