The Blog of Pastor Mike Wilkins

In The Long Run

"The long run" referred to in the title of this blog is, in the first place, the many years Mike Wilkins served as West London's solo pastor, and then its Senior Pastor, since he and his wife Deb moved to London (and this church) in 1984.

In these past few years (beginning November 2011,) Mike's various health challenges, particularly a serious and ongoing case of cancer, has added another layer to the "long run" metaphor, and lots to blog about. Mike is currently on an extended Sick Leave, but generally worships with the church family on Sunday mornings.

With the publication of a book he wrote in 2016 entitled "Glory in the Face" (now available electronically and in paperback from, and other online venders), Mike has just launched a new website, which will serve as a sort of scrapbook for readers of the book, with relevant background photos, for example, of That Last Final Solo Canoe Trip in May, 2011, as well as additional information about the book, and--coming soon--a new set of blog posts, mostly about the peace of God and the joy of the Lord and the face of Christ and the strength to face anything. You'll find the new website now at

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  • Dec2Fri

    That book

    December 2, 2016 by Mike Wilkins

    I last blogged on September 30th, to say that the book I wrote earlier this year will soon be for sale. And now it’s December, and “Glory in the Face” has made its way to market, so to speak. That is, the Kindle version is now available from for $5.39 CDN (and also—or directly from Kindle. You can access it here.

    As for the printed version, my most reliable estimate from the publisher is that actual paperback copies will make it to by the 12th of December (and probably just a few days later to

    I’ll use this blog to announce that the paperback IS available as soon as that is true. But for anyone interested in “What I Did On My Summer Vacation,” and able and willing to read it electronically, it IS now available.

    Do have a joyful December!

    Glory in the Face