I’m having my first photography exhibition!! I’m rather excited…

Offshore Coffee
3 – 5 Gibson St, Glasgow
19th May – 29th June

Please pass the word around if you could, use the flyer, whatever… come along, I’d love to see ya there sometime!

Team Weekend

I spent the weekend out in Paisley with our Exodus team… much fun! We had a lot of time to just chill out and get to know each other.

On Saturday we helped Davy out on the streets of Paisley town center, giving out free ballons, sweets and drinks. Davy and his wife Ann are in the process of planting Paisley Vineyard, so we offered to help them out Saturday. I’m not sure who had more fun… us giving away the stuff or the people receiving it! I for one loved it.

We spent some time praying and sharing together as a team on Saturday night, along with Reuben (our main prayer partner) who came to join us for the evening/Sunday. Sunday included a visit to Paisley Elim church… a very welcoming place. When members come to talk to you as a visitor, it actually feels like they really want to talk to you! Which is a lovely feeling.


A wee gift we had in our rooms when we arrived… yummy scones!


Team bonding… Twister style!

Pretty knackered after all that… I’m off to bed…!

A Footnote To All Prayers

He whom I bow to only knows to whom I bow
When I attempt the ineffable Name, murmuring Thou,
And dream of Pheidian fancies and embrace in heart
Symbols (I know) which cannot be the thing Thou art.
Thus always, taken at their word, all prayers blaspheme
Worshiping with frail images a folk-lore dream,
And all men in their praying, self-deceived, address
The coinage of their own unquiet thoughts, unless
Thou in magnetic mercy to Thyself divert
Our arrows, aimed unskillfully, beyond desert;
And all men are idolaters, crying unheard
To a deaf idol
, if Thou take them at their word.
Take not, O Lord, our literal sense. Lord, in thy great
Unbroken speech our limping metaphor translate.

[A Footnote To All Prayers – C.S. Lewis]


Away with the Exodus team for the weekend, hanging out at the YWAM center in Paisley. See you Sunday!

A Holy Seed

Following the Urban Expressions meeting on Monday night, the group of 4 of us who went to the open evening ended up on top of a hill in Anniesland overlooking Glasgow, praying and worshiping. That’s where Hope City comes in. Glasgow is a place of brokenness, a place known as Stab City. No longer. Her new name is Hope City.

The image comes from Isaiah 6, where Isaiah has a vision of God, the Holy One, and is overwhelmed with his brokeness. In essence it is Isaiah’s calling, but what to? He is to deliver a message to the people – that God will harden their hearts, and the people wont understand it. Isaiah, understandably, asks how long this will last for… something I think all 4 of us have asked, either for Glasgow or for other places on our hearts (Ahoghill, Dundonald, Govan, Kigali to name a few). God’s response? Not a very encouraging one it would seem…

Then I said, “For how long, O Lord?”
And he answered:
“Until the cities lie ruined
and without inhabitant,
until the houses are left deserted
and the fields ruined and ravaged,
until the LORD has sent everyone far away
and the land is utterly forsaken.
And though a tenth remains in the land,
it will again be laid waste.
But as the terebinth and oak
leave stumps when they are cut down,
so the holy seed will be the stump in the land.”

[Isaiah 6:11-13]

This vision will come to pass…