Category Archives: Scottish History

2010 Daily devotions: Leaving Our Nets

Mark 1:18 At once they left their nets and followed him. When I was a pastor in Scotland, I loved working with the local fishermen. They were a hardy breed of manly men. They were coarse and rustic, weather beaten … Continue reading

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Compassion for a Killer

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. There’s been a lot of outrage expressed on both sides of the Atlantic about the Scottish Secretary of Justice’s decision to … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Room for Hypocrites

Psalm 26:4 I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites; Over the years, I’ve heard some people say, “I don’t go to church. It’s full of hypocrites.” My usual answer to that is: “Don’t worry. … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Caledonia

2 Timothy 2:16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. Yesterday, Evelyn and I received a letter from a long-standing friend in Scotland. The writer was informing us of what was happening … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: High School Antics

Lectionary Passge: Matthew 22:34-46 35,36 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”   When I was a boy, our family lived a hundred yards away … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: A Great Granda

My grandfather was a fireman in World War 2 in Britain. After working in a bombed out area, and seeing all of the devastation, he realized that his family meant everything to him. A short reflection based upon 1 Thessalonians … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Clay People

My mother’s name was McClay, and I used to think that the name “McClay” meant “son of the earth.” It made me feel as though I came from some very common stock, of pitcher people from long ago, who made … Continue reading

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