About:  Thoughts is a personal website celebrating love, joy, peace and social justice (among other things) from a Christian perspective. I try to make each post visually interesting and thoughtful. To find out a little about me see the profile below:

(Originally from my profile at Scottish Baptist Lay Preachers Association)
(Originally from my profile at Scottish Baptist Lay Preachers Association)

Update: Since this profile was last updated my wife gave birth to baby Ezra. Our beautiful blessing from God. Our friendship with Community Church Edinburgh and Bristro Craigmillar Parish have grown. Both these ministries have blessed us so much. Links community is on an extended break just now so we are less involved there. Due to work and family life the food bank and prayer Pastors for Street Pastors have been put on the back burner for now. But I continue to explore God's calling on my life. One of which is clearly to be a good Father and Husband. Please pray God would help me in this. Work with Redwoods continues as do thoughts about further into the future. Pray that God will continue use me in Redwoods and show me His way for the future also. Thanks and God bless.

Latest Posts

Ministries I Love

These two have had a deep impact on my life. My time with them was challenging at times, but also a blessing and significant points in my life pilgrimage.

Prayers and Reflections

Articles in the Papers


My short Novel

Buy Now at FeedARead Books as a paperback or download as a FREE e-book here. This novella has been made a featured listing at humanmade.net.

"This short story will help us to engage with our own inner voice and to find the courage to find expression for our convictions. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was left with much to ponder. Do actions really speak louder than fine sounding words?" (Mark Hadfield, Coordinator, Inverness Street Pastors) 

Special thanks to my Editor, Rachel Starr Thomson, who has written, edited and published many books. Her help has been of great value in polishing this book off.

A Christian Story of Love and Non-violence in the face of evil.


"All around was the awful sound of moaning. It was not just mournful, but the sound of immense suffering, the cries of dying men. The battle had waged on, and the day was far spent. In dirt and blood, the soldiers waded on. Horizontal rain, snow, and wind made the normal battle conditions much worse.

Near the edge of the field I stood holding a gun, pointing it at the lad who had once been my best friend. He was dressed in the red coat of a government soldier; I was not."


Angelos opens on the field of Culloden, Scotland, as the legendary battle of 1746 has ended and the wounded Jacobites are being shot or clubbed to death. Davy MacLeod holds a gun to the head of his former friend, Paul Cope, his hands shaking, ready to pull the trigger on this man who betrayed him and delivered his family to death. This man who took even his beloved from him. Revenge seems a foregone conclusion.

The trouble is that Davy is a radical, one who does not believe in violence and who has eschewed any form of warfare in the name of God, man, or society. In a Europe torn by religious wars, he identifies with the Anabaptists, the Radical Reformation, people whose teachings spread through ratty pamphlets and stands taken for love and allegiance to the Prince of Peace. 

Book Reviews

David's books

Out of the dark
really liked it
A good book. It is a rather sad story, ad many war stories are. However, the conclusion gives a nice glimmer of hope.
Street Cat Bob
it was amazing
A sweet story. I'm looking forward to the film.
It's your turn to lead into silence
really liked it
A helpful little book if you ever get asked to lead a Julian Meeting or similar silent worship based service.
The Ideal Julian Meeting
really liked it
Helpful insights into how an ideal Julian Meeting would look. It may also be off use to similar non hirarcy groups that aim to remain simple in nature.
Some Basics of Contemplative Prayer
liked it
An interesting little book about silent prayer, sometimes known as contemplative prayer. Some terminology I struggle with though. On the other hand I do admire silent worship and feel it is a missing element in many churches.