Malcolm’s musings

What’s In A Name?

Harvey… Important news this week… Harvey Fountain had his driving licence picture taken with a colander on his head… Harvey’s a Pastafarian, a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Pastafarians believe that this invisible and undetectable Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe…They wear pasta strainers as official religious headwear. Harvey’s name… onContinue reading What’s In A Name?

Competition and Comparison

Yesterday I read ‘Competition is a gift from God…’ an article by a ‘Jonny Reid’. I was interested firstly because I’ve known a ‘Jonny Read’ for 35 years (who’s nothing like the article writer) and secondly because I have a love-hate relationship with ‘competition’… …As a young man I enjoyed taking part in competitive sport…Continue reading Competition and Comparison

Watch For The Signs…

Last night was our church ‘Home Group’. 11 of us sat in our lounge, chatting, reflecting, praying about work, home, health, church… our journeys through life… We looked in our rear-view mirror at where we’ve been recently; we looked around at our current location – our present situations; we looked through the windscreen at whereContinue reading Watch For The Signs…

Bless You

Blessed: ‘of enjoying happiness; or, bringing pleasure, contentment, or good fortune.’ (Merriam-Webster) We were in a restaurant recently. My wife, Rachel, sneezed. A waitress and a random customer said, ‘Bless you.’ We smiled. ‘Thank you.’ Rachel sneezed again… ‘Blessing’ a sneeze has been part of our culture for centuries. John Aubrey in his collection ofContinue reading Bless You


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