The Word on the Week
November 21, 2020

Jon and Sandra Blackwell

Jon and Sandra Blackwell         Word on the Week         21st November 2020. This Sunday will ‘officially’ mark the end of Jon and Sandra’s ministries at Grace.   It is fittingly being marked by a special service.  A generation in Biblical terms is 40 years and Jon and Sandra, like king David served his day and generation well […]

November 14, 2020

Clootie Wells

Clootie Wells                   Word on the Week                    14th November 2020. The old Celtic practice of tying a piece of cloth to a tree appears to be alive and well according to a recent press article.   Indeed, accompanying the 6.00 pm angelus, we often see a soulful looking woman tying a votive cloth to a […]

November 7, 2020


Twitter                              Word on the Week                     7th November 2020. Now that the raucous sound of the twits emanating from the White House in Washington has become more muted we have been able to better appreciate our Autumn twitters.   They have their more vocal moments during feeding, usually when enjoying an extended breakfast. So what’s on the […]

October 31, 2020

United States Election

United States Election               Word on the Week          31st October 2020 Viewed from this side of the pond next week’s American elections are largely a spectator sport.   And like all sports the media has its expert commentators.   This week the press has ensured that their views are known! As we enter a new era it’s […]

October 24, 2020

Lonliness Looms

Loneliness Looms           Word on the Week                     24th October 2020. “It is not good for man to be alone” (Genesis Chapter 2 verse 18) is the first hint God gives of something unsatisfactory in an otherwise perfect universe.   Our triune God is relational therefore man made to accurately reflect his image would require also to be […]

October 17, 2020

Cheerful in the Pandemic

Cheerful in the Pandemic          Word on the Week          17th October 2020. The daily paper ran 75 contributions showing how people managed to be cheerful in the Covid crisis when the disease was escalating.   It assumed cheerfulness was in short supply!    It tapped into our basic optimistic, “keep the rules” and “stay safe and wear the […]

October 10, 2020

Biblical Gardens

Biblical Gardens              Word on the Week                     10th October 2020. This week the garden signed off in a blaze of colour as the Virginia Creeper, which clothes the gable end of the house, dropped its leaves.   These tumbled in profusion in a plethora of colours brightening up the garden in a last extravaganza before the […]

October 3, 2020


Doxologies             Word on the Week          3rd October 2020. A doxology is singing which bursts full of praise to our triune God.   It is capable of lifting the spirit into the heavenly places.    It goes to the bone and marrow of Christian identity.   It seizes the golden chain which links earth to heaven above and the […]

September 26, 2020

Covid Continues

Covid Continues              Word on the Week          26th September 2020. We never supposed it would be like this!   The virus seemed to depart from our shores for warmer climes only to come roaring back just when things were returning to normal.   It’s becoming wearing on our emotional intelligence! Our ordinary intelligence hasn’t got us very far.   […]

September 19, 2020

Farming for Nature

Farming for Nature               Word on the Week                19th September 2020. Write something cheerful she said as we contemplated the Dublin lockdown which had separated the family into two halves.   And with the Covid infection rate fast increasing in the capital it would seem that we have got the better of this deal! There are […]

Page 3 of 63