This morning at Speen Church, we focussed on Tearfund’s Silent Night Carols. It was a moving reminder of the astonishing peace which broke out during the Great War at Christmas a century ago. We also had time to remember the appalling suffering in Syria today, to pray for people there and to give in support of Tearfund’s work. Great political, economic and social forces are at work in the world. Humanity suffers violence, pestilence and poverty. The Economist summarises the year’s news here. Ukraine, Crimea and Russia’s […]
Tags: Christmas, High Wycombe, Peshawar, Wycombe
Having cleared my correspondence, I now intend to be comprehensively offline for a few days. And moreover, having traversed a wide range of issues which go wrong in people’s lives, with which the state seems incompetent to help to varying degrees, I am ever more confirmed in the view that I expressed in an article on ConservativeHome: The change we need is a change within. From a belief that human relationships should be based on class conflict and mutual plunder […]
Tags: Christianity, Christmas, Society
Blogging will be infrequent until the new year at my wife’s special request. I’ll be finishing my constituency work today and then taking Christmas off. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this shot of St Lawrence Church West Wycombe at night. Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!
Tags: Christmas, Landscape, West Wycombe
Winter woodland, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker.
Nick’s classic VT500E became road-ready, so we celebrated with a route through these waypoints: View Larger Map The roads were slippery and quite busy, which provided opportunities for thoughtful riding. Heated grips remain an excellent idea on my KTM 950 Supermoto.
Tags: Bikes, Christmas, Honda VT500E, KTM, Routes