Christmas is over and done with for another year.
General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Susan Brown: Never mind chocolates, perfume or gin – this Advent try opening the door to random acts of Christmas kindness
This year the Advent season matches precisely the Advent calendars precisely.
Susan Brown: November is a month for letting the past and the future change the ‘now’ for the better.
November is a month, perhaps even more than December is, for looking back and for looking forward.
Susan Brown: When respect is replaced by browbeating and bullying, we can no longer consider ourselves a democracy
Imagine. A beautiful summer's day and you and your mates decide to go for a swim in a wee lochan close by.
Susan Brown: Selfishness makes it easier to attend dreaded medical appointments than make simple changes to benefit all
Being a woman of a certain age, I get the regular letters the NHS sends, dropping through my letterbox, encouraging me to be screened for this, that or the next thing.
I suspect everyone has something that gets up their humph.
Right Rev Susan Brown: Our church may be smaller but it is more deeply committed than ever to doing good
In just a few weeks’ time my term of office as Moderator will come to an end and the next Moderator will, like a new boiler, be installed.
Domestic violence will only be tackled if everyone – not least our faith communities – talks about it openly
I am not a great movie goer but I love the film “Chocolat” which was released in the UK in 2001.
You need to read this column whilst making room in your head for a quick burst of the Village People singing “In the Navy”.
They say that travel broadens a person's horizons, so as I write this I am planning a trip to Portknockie.
In Dornoch, on the last day of the year, we build a seven tier labyrinth in the middle of the Cathedral using stones and nightlights.
In my travels around Scotland, I found myself sitting down with a recently retired community midwife who had worked in one of the most deprived parts of Scotland in the heart of the Press and Journal’s wide circulation area.
Would you be willing to give up your work, your home comforts, seeing family and friends, having a ‘normal’ life, in order to kill others or to be killed yourself?
A Lochaber church is linking up with the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for the Heart and Soul event in Edinburgh on Sunday afternoon.