The Word on the Week
June 11, 2022

Psalms and Hymns

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs   Word on the Week     11th June 2022. The Bible has been the source of numerous songs and has its own songbook – the psalms.   Many hymns have an autobiographical flavour. The writer sharing his experience in song.   We will look at John Cennick later. Firstly, we go to Psalm […]

June 4, 2022

Platinum Jubilee

Platinum Jubilee                Word on the Week                       4th June 2022. It is almost a contradiction in terms.   Platinum represents 70 years whereas Jubilee in Scripture is 50 years.      However, over the years the word Jubilee has been added to other significant dates such as 60 years married is a Diamond Jubilee. When Moses was given the […]

May 28, 2022

Gardens without Borders

Gardens without Borders                    Word on the Week           28th May 2022. You know summer has come when the media proclaims the opening of the Chelsea flower show!  This week long event is a logistical triumph.   Many entries come from round the world.  Keeping their flowers alive and coming to their peak for Chelsea is […]

May 14, 2022

The Black Hole

The Black Hole                       Word on the Week                        14th May 2022. An international team of astronomers on Thursday unveiled the first image of a supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy, a cosmic body known as Sagittarius A.    When news of it reached our Men’s Shed on Friday it […]

May 7, 2022


WOTW                             Word on the Week                     7th May 2022. This one could be called the Blog that talks to itself!   Although I have been going longer than I care to remember the reason for my existence may not be self-evident.   Indeed, it may not be evident at all! Word on the Week came into being […]

April 30, 2022

Elon Musk’s Tweet

Elon Musk’s Tweet                    Word on the Week                    30th April 2022. At this time of year, we are enchanted by the Dawn Chorus.   The mating season is announced daily with a symphony of birdsong.    This week one ‘twitter’ made more noise in the media than the rest and that was Elon Musk.   He parted with […]

April 23, 2022

The Kinahan Gang

The Kinahan Gang                    Word on the Week          23rd April 2022. Growing up, being a member of a gang was a way of life!   At the end of our street was the mart with its network of cattle pens.   These had an alternative use for small boys engaged in an elaborate version of hide […]

April 16, 2022

Broken World

Broken World                   Word on the Week                     15th April 2022. There are so many signs of brokenness in the world that we need to go back the Genesis Chapters 1 and 2 for a refresher course.   We can so easily forget how very good it all was in the beginning (chapter 1 verse 31).   Adam had […]

April 2, 2022

Making Prayer

Making Prayer                           Word on the Week                    2nd April 2022. As we approach Easter it is common to be like Lydia, recorded Acts Chapter 16 verse 13, to make prayer.   The act requires faith that God exists (Hebrews Chapter 11 verse 6) and the belief that He will answer our prayer. Many admit to […]

March 26, 2022

2022 Census

2022 Census                   Word on the Week                     26th March 2022. It would have saved Joseph a lot of bother if there had been Census Enumerators back then.  All this hassle of having to go to his ancestral town, Bethlehem – the city of David.   He would have been proud of his royal line although now reduced […]

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