Yes, that’s right: ‘sore winner’, not sore loser. Many of us have experienced the terrifying wrath of a four-year-old who can’t cope with losing at snakes and ladders. Some of us will have been that four-year-old, but hopefully most of us grow up and learn to accept that, in every game of winners and losers, … More How not to be a Sore Winner
We often work on the basis of “more is better.” So “IT” makes me happy? I’ll have more, more in quantity, more intense feelings/experience, more that “tastes good”, more that I possess (or that possesses me?)… … More An Odd Balance- Look, See, Pray
Activity Making waves! This is great for the sunny outdoors. If you do it indoors, I recommend a tarpaulin! You will need: Paddling pool filled with water Contents of your recycling bin Straws, paper etc Sticky tape & scissors Coins (for ballast) Plastic cups or jugs Pipe cleaners What to do Make a boat from … More Making Waves
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 [Click here for another post on this passage] Saul and David – what a contrast. Saul the self-serving, greedy king – David, the man after God’s own heart. Saul, the people’s choice – David, chosen by God. Saul, the sinner – David, the saint. But hang on (sound effect of a needle … More He chose … poorly
guides” are untrustworthy and divisive. (Greed and self-interested ambition are not characteristics that make wise guides or leaders.) … More My way home- Look, See, Pray
A fun resource for exploring the Parable of the Great Banquet and the excuses we all make to God’s call on our lives. This simple craft generates over 500 different excuses for not tidying your room / handing in that report to your boss / getting up at 4am for the baby / eating your … More Excuse-O-Matic!
When I was about 10 or 11, our teacher told us to paint the scariest “monster” we could imagine. I went in full technicolour! Garish and somehow less scary than the art “swot” who produced a truly terrifying picture using only two well-chosen colours. You can tell how disappointed I was by the fact I still remember the incident… … More A Splash is Enough- Look, See, Pray
John 3:1-17, Romans 8:12-17 To slightly mis-quote Monty Python, ‘What has the Trinity ever done for us?’ Well, maybe not aqueducts, roads or public baths, but in today’s passages we find probably the biggest and best thing that anyone ever did for someone else. God adopted us into his family, and by doing that gave … More What has the Trinity ever done for us?
“A picture is worth a thousand words” says the old proverb. Perhaps this one needs a thousand words of its own! Every picture needs to be interpreted carefully. What assumptions and preconceptions do we bring to that interpretation? … More Coastal Shipping- Look, See, Pray
Who expected, a year ago, that we’d still be meeting virtually in a year’s time? Some churches have started back with 3D meetings, some are still on-line, many are a mixture. It’s going to be a while until ‘normal service(s) is resumed’. So here are a whole bunch of Great Commission / Ascension / Pentecost … More Great Commission / Ascension / Pentecost Resources Round Up