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Month: May 2018

Everyone is Welcome at the Welcome

Shankill Boy Made Good!

It was a real privilege for me to recently visit the state of Texas in America for the first time. I was invited by my good friends Bobby and Lisa Waite to stay at their home in the beautiful city of McKinney, not far from Dallas.One of the highlights of the trip was a Tuesday …

In the Hands of the Potter

After leaving O’Hara’s Bakery in the mid-nineties, I found employment working for Rentokil Initial. There I spent a happy seven years travelling around Northern Ireland working as a service Technician.One of the companies that I called with on a regular basis was Ulster Ceramics located in the Springtown Industrial Estate in Londonderry. I called there …

The King of Cool

The late American movie star Steve McQueen was known as The King of Cool. As one of the Hollywood Greats he starred in popular films like ‘The Magnificent Seven’, ‘Bullitt’ and ‘The Great Escape’. He was born on 24th March 1930 in Beech Grove, Indiana and died in Mexico on 7th November 1980 aged just 50 years …

History’s Most Influential Person – Ever?!

Recently Wikipedia released a report based on its research and analysis listing the ten most influential people in human history. The list included names like Napoleon Bonaparte, William Shakespeare, the Prophet Mohammed, Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler, Aristotle and Alexander the Great. But who tops the list?None other than the Lord Jesus Christ himself!The definition of …

The Supervisor and the Shepherd

Anyone have memories of O’Hara’s Bakery? Famous for its plain bread and Belfast baps and many other delicacies!It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly twenty years ago that the local family business closed its doors for the last time and has been sadly missed ever since in the community.Back in the nineties, I was an …

Two Environments

Recently Sky Movies aired a series of Tom Hanks films. One of his most popular movies was the film “Castaway”.In this movie, Tom acts the part of Chuck Noland, a FedEx executive. Whilst travelling to an assignment in Malaysia he ends up in a plane crash over the Pacific Ocean during a storm. Being the …

Only the Lonely

Leading up to a Christmas festive period, the BBC appealed through a series of adverts on the television about remembering the Lonely this Christmas. The strap line was that “Everyone Needs Someone” and that is certainly true.The famous Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn once said “When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea …

Crossing the finishing line with a little bit of help from “a friend”

One of the defining moments of last year’s London Marathon happened when David Wyeth started to collapse just 300 metres short of the finish line.Another runner called Matthew Rees, set aside his own ambition on finishing at a personal best time, choosing to stop and help this total stranger get back on his feet and …

The Story of 57 Varieties

Henry John Heinz was an American entrepreneur who founded the Heinz Company that is famous for its 57 Varieties.He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the 11th October 1844 to John Henry and Anna Margaretha Heinz. They were both were German immigrants who came to the United States, in the early 1840s.Settling in America, Henry’s father …