Conflict and co-operation [Matthew 8:18-22]

Walking the majority of the northern section of the Whithorn Pilgrim Way is pleasant and easy. Whether strolling through parkland or by the sea, west central Scotland manages to combine countryside and convenience. You can walk all the way from Glasgow to Maybole and never be more than fifteen minutes walk from a Morrison’s supermarket, …

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Focus and selection [Isaiah 48:17-21]

Ailsa Craig The middle section of the Whithorn Pilgrim Way was, perhaps, the most scenic. The weather was at least partly responsible, and I enjoyed walks with uninterrupted sunshine and cloudless blue skies looking over the Firth of Clyde. Towards Turnberry With views like these, it is little wonder that people travel halfway round the …

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Destinations, diversions and dinghies [John 4:1-13]

Last summer I followed the Whithorn Pilgrim Route from Glasgow. Part of that walk took me from Lochwinnoch, via Dalry and Kilwinning, to Troon. As I travelled, it struck me that destinations and diversions are both important and influential; and I recognised more fully the importance of the sea and the courage of those who …

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Global. Prayerful. Enthusiastic [Acts 1:8-14]

After the first Ascension Day, when Jesus was taken to heaven, the disciples gathered with Mary and devoted themselves to prayer. They were waiting for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit which had been promised at Pentecost. They knew they had to rely on the power of God’s Spirit. We are not different from them. …

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