who said that?
I was meeting with some church leaders recently and I said, “The past helps to shape our present but it need not define our future.” One of the people there asked, “Who said that?” My answer was not intended to be flippant: “Me.” They wanted to know who I was quoting, but it was one…
Perhaps because of the stacks of boxes and tins of chocolates in the stores for Christmas I was reminded today of what Forrest Gump famously said: “My momma always said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.’” (I know Forrest Gump is a fictional character in a film,…
storming the weather
Let’s face it, we Brits are obsessed with the weather. It’s one of the default subjects of conversation, it often makes headline news and we are avid amateur meteorologists with our own ways of predicting what the weather will be. One of the ancient legends is about St Swithin’s Day: ‘St. Swithin’s day if thou…