Last Night of The Proms and the annual patriotic hymns controversy

It’s that time of year again when we get the annual silly season story about whether the patriotic songs (Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia) are going to be removed from The Last Night of The Proms. Well as someone whose interest in classical music is stuck firmly at the popular end ofContinue reading “Last Night of The Proms and the annual patriotic hymns controversy”

Happy people – the poor

Have you experienced abject poverty? Perhaps if you have not experienced it personally you have witnessed people living with nothing or very little. I’ve seen people in Cairo living among the garbage. I’ve also known people here in the West Midlands who have got themselves into such a mess that they are left homeless, onContinue reading “Happy people – the poor”

Following to be part of something (Matthew 4:18-25)

She was beautiful, smiley and when I started to talk to her I was more attracted still as her winsome personality shone through too. I was smitten. I would willingly have gone anywhere with her. If that meant moving away to live, work and go to church some place else then I would happily haveContinue reading “Following to be part of something (Matthew 4:18-25)”