A Child of the Troubles by Maurice Wylie Media

You may or may not be acquainted with the name, Alex Calderwood, but you will most certainly have either lived or heard of the Troubles that terrorised the neighbourhoods of Northern Ireland. From their beginning in 1969, until the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, and beyond, all Northern Irish people have a story to tell — and it’s not a pretty one. These are stories of pain and anguish, of lives lost; lives still emphasised by empty chairs in the homes of loved ones.

From the brutality that lies at the core of these pages, comes the true story of a man who overcame adversity, showed bravery and courage in the face of hardship and had the determination to go out into the world when everyone had given up on him, to make a difference for good.


Age sixty, Alex (Oso) Calderwood lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Alex faithfully serves his church and community. He can often be found in the Olive Branch Café. He is part of a large family of four sisters and three brothers. His only daughter, will soon graduate from university.

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A Prayer When You Haven't Prayed in a While - Your Daily Prayer - July 12

The purpose of our prayers is to communicate with our Creator, who sees and knows all and loves us anyway. So, as Psalm 145:18 says, “Just call upon Him.”

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