The Word on the Week
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 […]

March 19, 2022

The Shamrock

The Shamrock                 Word on the Week                     19th March 2022. It was found beside the cattle pen amongst the first flush of Spring grass.   A tiny shamrock which immediately brought to mind the Aer Lingus logo which graces the tail plane of their fleet of aircraft!   Of course it was inspired by St Patrick’s adoption of […]

March 12, 2022

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men             Word on the Week                     12th March 2022. March of many weathers has arrived.   The chilly blast from the East heralds her coming.    It causes man and beast to curl up in themselves and search around for shelter.   Only our three young Highland Cattle seen to be enjoying themselves when, immune to […]

March 5, 2022

Look at the Birds

Look at the Birds               Word on the Week                       5th March 2022. As I walked past the forest garden, there in the bright sunlight were two blackbirds engaged in marital combat.   The frost was still sparkling on the tufts of grass unappreciated by the combatants.   A third blackbird or should I say ‘brownbird’, the cause of […]

February 26, 2022

Putin in Control

Putin in Control                Word on the Week                     26th February 2022. This week has shown how well Putin has prepared for War.   Sorry ‘Peace Keeping’ is his preferred way of viewing it.   His adventures in Ukraine would appear to be running on schedule as he endeavours to put back the clock. The restoration of lands formerly […]

February 19, 2022

Covid – the reality

Covid – the reality           Word on the Week          19th February 2022. Just when we thought Covid had passed us by and we were cleaning the Men’s Shed prior to resumption I end up contracting Covid!   Other people got Covid, many people around us got Covid.   I had begun to think I was immune!    So don’t […]

February 12, 2022

Ukraine in the Frame

Ukraine in the Frame            Word on the Week               12th February 2022. The frame is composed of Russian weapons of war.   It extends from Belarus in the North to Moldova in the South West taking in Donbas a Russian speaking portion of East Ukraine and including the recently annexed Crimea in the Black Sea. President […]

February 5, 2022

Bridget of Kildare

Bridget of Kildare               Word on the week              5th February 2022. Under the heading ‘The Biddies Are Back’ the daily newspaper showed dancers, clad in white, performing a ritual dance.  This annual event had been postponed because of the Covid pandemic.   They were heralding the start of Spring on the 1st of February and paying homage […]

January 29, 2022

Holocaust Survivors

Holocaust Survivors           Word on the Week             29th January 2022. “I don’t want to read about them!”   “Why can’t we be reminded about ‘Bloody Sunday, our own tragedy?”   Anniversaries, anniversaries, they often remind us of what we would like to forget.   And who can forget the photograph of the Priest waving the white handkerchief on […]

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