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Do Not Don’t do Church!

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Our local church Cornerstone, during the ‘Lock-down’ gave away some books.  One of these is a book that had a foundational impact on me when I was very young.  I am just now reading it again, and I can see why it was such a valuable book.  Because it was written over 120 years ago […]

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Walk humbly with your God

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I am noticing an alarming trend, that the world post-lockdown is looking increasingly polarised, self-centred and unjust. Perhaps three months of isolation was all it took for humanity to forget how to be sociable. As we begin to move towards some new sort of normalcy, what kind of world will it be? One where we […]

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Coming out of lockdown – Phase 1

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Hey Folks, this week the Scottish government announced that we have moved into Phase 1 of the COVid-19 Roadmap (please see image below). As a church Cornerstone would just like to encourage everyone to really remain aware of what is happening around us and to be mindful of the guidance that has been set out […]

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Cornerstone Mental Health Advice

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Cornerstone Mental Health Advisory A system of personal mental health care adapted from The Ecological Model of Bronfenbrenner Introduction – Personal health (Microsystem) 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. Personal health: self-care is […]

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Open Letter to a World in Lockdown

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We have spent our whole lives running in order to try to keep up with the pace of modern life. Perpetual motion in order to numb the nagging itch at the core of our very being. School, work, extra-curricula pursuits, social gatherings and the endless stream of pings and notifications that fill every waking second […]

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Hope for the fearful (for such a time as this)

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It seems the whole world is going mad right now: our hearts do go out to those who have lost loved ones; however it is clear from the scriptures that fear is never the right response. David knew what it was to live under the threat of death and the unknown, yet time and again […]

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Everlasting Love (Happy Valentines)

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Jeremiah 31:3 I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. This week as the world goes nuts over roses, heart shaped strawberry filled chocolates and 80’s power ballads, remember that the you are truly loved by LOVE itself, God almighty, the lover of your soul. He proved […]

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(Re)fresh Vision

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We have been really sensing The Lord encouraging us to take the opportunities afforded by the start of a new year to refocus on the vision He has given us for the mission of our church and also to seek Him for fresh inspiration of The Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore, go and make disciples […]

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Advent

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I was listening to an old Thee Pirates song today called ‘Happy Bloody Christmas’ and it got me thinking. The lyrics go like this: God Bless the skins, God Bless the punks. God Bless the whores and the winos and drunks God Bless the kids on the back of the bus. Because Jesus was born […]