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Alex Russon

hapless journeyman ambling without purpose through the decades, a real catch :)


Stonehaven Golf Club – Winter League Winners

By Alex Russon / March 10, 2024

This winter has not been kind to Stonehaven’s golfing fraternity, Baltic temperatures and grey skies testing the resolve of the hardiest of souls. Such conditions don’t come as a surprise given we live in northern Scotland, but still it takes an admirable level of commitment to see the season through. Finals Day was at the […]


Stonehaven Golf – Winter League finalists decided

By Alex Russon / March 4, 2024

And so, after eighteen weeks of competition, the gruelling winter league programme nears its climax. Last weekend marked the final opportunity for competitors to register a score towards their aggregated total and this Saturday’s Finals Day qualifiers are now known. The winter league is split into three separate competitions; Singles (nett), Doubles (nett) and Doubles […]


Church this week…

By Alex Russon / March 4, 2024

There comes a time in our lives when rubber must hit the road. We’ve planned  a project, mugged up endlessly for an exam or deliberated long and hard over a difficult upcoming conversation. And now ,after much preparation, the moment of truth arrives when we’ve to act, to speak, to engage. The scripture we shared […]


Stonehaven Baptist Church

By Alex Russon / February 25, 2024

Luke 8 : 1-3 The three most popular female names these days are Olivia, Emma and Charlotte …a bit of useless information for you there perhaps, but interesting nonetheless! Wind back a couple of millennia and one of the most popular names of the day was Mary, the bible contains a few. One such Mary […]


Church Life

By Alex Russon / February 20, 2024

Before any church sermon is preached, a prayer is first lifted to God, asking him to make known his will for our lives through the preaching of his word. When listening to a sermon we’re not looking to be entertained, necessarily, although that’s a happy bonus, we’re in truth seeking God’s message for us, discerning […]


Stonehaven Baptist Church – prayer

By Alex Russon / February 14, 2024

Why? Where? What? When? Who? For those of us unaccustomed to the concept, a prayer meeting may sound peculiar, perhaps even suspicious. Why would a group of people assemble to close their eyes and lift their thoughts to an unseen God? Well, faith is the answer, people of faith demonstrating their dedication by talking and […]


Stonehaven Golf Club – Winter League Update

By Alex Russon / February 7, 2024

Only four weekends remain of the winter league before the cut is made and Finals Day pairings planned. Given poor weather, there have been some unplayable weekends since the league began in November, but hopefully 12 rounds will be completed (of which the best 9 contribute towards competitors’ aggregate totals). I hope that makes sense. […]


Stonehaven Baptist Church – Proverbs 8

By Alex Russon / February 4, 2024

Every Thursday evening we meet for bible study, prayer and fellowship at Stonehaven Baptist Church, our evening centring on a particular bible scripture. This week that scripture was Proverbs 8, a passage dealing specifically with the subject of wisdom. What is wisdom? Well, it incorporates many facets but to name just a few: knowledge, integrity, […]


Stonehaven Baptist Church – message for the week

By Alex Russon / January 29, 2024

Stonehaven Baptist Church meets at 11am on Sundays within the Old Courthouse building down in the old town. We share fellowship, listen to God’s word, pray, blether and scoff cake. All are welcome but those who can’t make it we hope are encouraged by this weekly missive which aims to unwrap what we learned from […]


Stonehaven Golf Club – Winter League

By Alex Russon / January 28, 2024

The annual winter league is beyond halfway now, time then for a summary of standings. It’s been a traditionally grim season weather wise, but competitors know fine well what they’re buying into so don’t grumble about the cold temperatures, biting winds and sodden turf. It’s an opportunity to get out of the house, keep active […]

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