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"Do you want Grass with that Bacon"? 1

"Do you want Grass with that Bacon"?

“Do you want Grass with that bacon”? Port Talbot Mission 8  Story 8 The wind was blowing hard, the canvas snapped and strained as the rain beat down; I was half asleep listening to the howling wind when I...

Social Care is not My Problem? 1

Social Care is not My Problem?

Social care is not my problem? On the way from Middlesbrough to London Mission 7 Story 7 I lived in Middlesbrough for five years and during that time I got very involved with the students in the local college. ...

There was a large yellow dancing duck 1

There was a large yellow dancing duck

There was a large yellow dancing duck Mission 6 Story 6 My new wife Pauline and I moved to Middlesbrough, new area, new situation, new problems, but the same need for people to hear the good news, and the...

The Students Are Coming… 0

The Students Are Coming…

The students are coming…. Mission 5 Story 5 I went to a college in a place called Capel, Surrey; it’s just between Horsham and Dorking. I used to come home to Birmingham during the holidays, if I couldn’t cadge...

Days out in the Country 0

Days out in the Country

Days out in the country Mission 3 Story 3 Claverdon Nr Henley in Arden In the early 1960’s I was part of a team of young people who wanted to see change. The team, by the way, was call...

Vegetable Soup 0

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup Mission 2 Story 2 Birmingham at St Martins in the Bullring In the late sixties I was living in Birmingham and trying very hard to have an effect on young people.  At that time we were running...

Tea Biscuits and Rockers 1

Tea Biscuits and Rockers

Tea, biscuits and rockers Mission 1. Story 1. I am always puzzled by what people mean when they used the word mission. Do they mean sharing good news, or something else?  Claire Smith from ourlab blog fame has asked...

Relationships 5 Tuesday Blog (The last in this 5 part series) 2

Relationships 5 Tuesday Blog (The last in this 5 part series)

RelationshipsThe Principal of Judgment I am sure you must have often heard that frequently quoted phrase; ‘You mustn’t judge!’ When questioned, people will quote the bible verse saying ‘Judge not, or you will be judged’. Actually it does not...

Relationships 4 The Tuesday Blog 0

Relationships 4 The Tuesday Blog

Relationships The Principal of First priority We have talked about meetings and the reason for them. Now let’s now take a look at what I call the ‘principal of first priority’. What is the most important command for people...