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Understanding the Time

A recent front page newspaper headline stated “Schools Axe Old Clocks As Kids Can’t Tell the Time.” A teacher told a conference that the traditional clock was being replaced by digital ones because A-level and GCSE pupils complained that they couldn’t read clock faces in exam halls.This disclosure at a recent Partners in Excellence Conference …

The Five-Billion-Dollar Mile

I have so many memorable highlights of the visit to my good friends Bobby and Lisa Waite (pictured above, also with Tom Hayes). At their home in McKinney, Texas in February 2017.One memory that stands out was a Monday morning two-hour tour of author, broadcaster and Pastor Chuck Swindoll’s ‘Insight for Living’ headquarters in Frisco. …

Upward Promotion

Arise Sir Tom! One of the most newsworthy stories that has caught our attention during the coronavirus pandemic has been the remarkable fundraising efforts of Captain Tom Moore on behalf of the NHS.On 6th April at the age of 99, his goal was to walk the length of his 25-metre garden 100 times, hoping to …

The Corrector of Mistakes

At the time of writing this article, the 2018 football World Cup is being staged in Russia. But one of my abiding memories of previous World Cups was the “Italia 90” tournament.The reason for that is because I passed my driving test at the first time of trying. I managed this on the Monday morning …

You Only Live Twice

James Bond lovers will know that “You Only Live Twice” was a 1967 British spy movie starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent. It was a film that was a great success, receiving positive reviews and grossing over 111 million dollars in worldwide box office.It was also the title of a recent front-page headline …

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 …