A Word for Ballynahinch Methodist Church

This morning, our local church expressed their thanks for our ministry amongst them over the last five years. It’s a bit of a weird transition – I’ve been on compassionate leave since Christmas, and the lovely Ruth Craig has been the minister since July, but we still live in Ballynahinch and consider the Methodist Church … Read moreA Word for Ballynahinch Methodist Church

Myelodysplasia Thank Yous

Earlier today I posted thirty-five tweets, telling our family’s story of the last seven months and saying thanks to lots of people. But not everyone is on Twitter, so here they are for your delectation in one post, thirty-five chunks of 140 characters or less (unless I’ve changed the Twitter handle to an organisation’s real … Read moreMyelodysplasia Thank Yous

Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright

Allow me to let you into a secret – I’m shy. I know in the past I’ve found an outlet for humour, creativity and energy through drama and kids’ action songs on a conference stage, but those days are a fair bit into the past now. I enjoy preaching and leading worship and pastoral calls, … Read moreEvery Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright

Olive Branch

Dear Princess, Please accept my humble apologies for being a sarky git the other day. Your regular dose of wit and wisdom has become an enjoyable part of my life online, and I thank you for it. Lots of love, Minister Moo. [Image courtesy of saavem]


Saturday 16 August saw the heaviest downpour of rain in the whole of Northern Ireland for quite a while. Newcastle was particularly badly hit, around eighty people had to be evacuated overnight as floodwaters rose and entered their homes. The road outside our development pretty much disappeared: It is a surreal experience to see a … Read moreFlood


Often we receive things as gifts and we say thank you immediately. But it is only with use or enjoyment of that gift that true thankfulness arises. 1 Thess 5:18 instructs us to give thanks in all circumstances… So I’m starting a new label on this blog, to record my thanks for things given (including … Read moreThanks