Our Minister’s thought for the Day

Dedicated to the Church of Scotland congregation of Kirkmichael, Tinwald and Torthorwald

Dear Friends

Our access to the telephone line has come to an end but we will continue to email the reflection each week .

Sunday 25th February 

Dear Friends

Dear Friends

I can’t believe we are almost at the end of February, in contrast to January this month has flow. We look forward to lighter nights and the promise of spring . This week we worship at Kirkmichael at 9.45 and next week, Sunday 3rd March, we welcome friends from Ruthwell  when we will share together in the World Day of prayer Service at Tinwald, Refreshments will be served after the service.


For every hill I’ve had to climb,
For every stone that bruised my feet,
For all the blood and sweat and grime,
For blinding storms and burning heat
My heart sings but a grateful song—
These were the things that made me strong!

For all the heartaches and the tears,
For all the anguish and the pain,
For gloomy days and fruitless years,
And for the hopes that lived in vain,
I do give thanks, for now I know
These were the things that helped me grow!

‘Tis not the softer things of life
Which stimulate man’s will to strive;
But bleak adversity and strife
Do most to keep man’s will alive.
O’er rose-strewn paths the weaklings creep,
But brave hearts dare to climb the steep.

Thanks be to God

Keep safe

Love & prayers