As its the end of the year and we have just returned from celebrating Christmas with my folks in the Highland village of Portmahomack, I thought I would end the year with this reflection from 2002 – which is still appropriate today.

IMG_0655 View from the Lighthouse at the Port 

I’ll let you into a small secret. There is a place not a million miles from Portmahomack where one can get a real taste of heaven. Last week yours truly and the family wandered up to my parent’s home. The house itself is neat and very welcoming; the setting (overlooking the Dornoch Firth and the Sutherland hills) is quite spectacular and the company very congenial. It is always a joy and not a chore to visit there. However last week there was something else about the place that caused me to think of another home – one all believers have in…

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