We’re getting there! We nearly have a new (sane) president of the US, we’re vaccinating our vulnerable at a rate of more than 2 every second (bravo NHS!) and my new Lent book is almost ready for publication (yay!) Here is a sample chapter in pre-publication state so that you can ‘try before you buy’ … More Free Sample of All-Age Resources for Holy Week
I saw a TV programme this week all about little otters- cubs that were rescued after flooding washed out their homes- being released back into the wild in a safe (unrevealed) location. Obviously, good news for those little otters. … More It’s a little ‘otter… Look, See, Pray
I know, I know, the Christmas decorations are barely packed away. But Lent is looming, and I thought you might like a free taster of this year’s devotional for individuals and groups. Here is the (probably final) cover. Many thanks to all those who have commented on the drafts. Called ‘Broken Bits & Weirdness (but … More Lent Devotions – new book preview!
I had taken note that the frost had turned the garden into an art gallery. Frost edged leaves, even a lonely ice-glazed rose, and diamond-decorated berries. Beautiful in a wistful way. … More A Time for Everything- Look, See, Pray
Then he summoned his dog. Goldie was having none of it! For several minutes I watched and took photos, telling myself I couldn’t help so might as well enjoy the show. Goldie summed up JOY with every bound, pounce, chase, woof and paw-print.
… More Retrieving Joy- Look, See, Pray
(Monday’s post coming out a little early in case you want to do this at the weekend.) On the Twelfth Day of Christmas my true love … finally took the hint and we had roast partridge for dinner, with a nice pear crumble for pudding! Twelfth Night (January 5th) marks the official end of Christmas … More Chalking the Doorway: A House Blessing for Epiphany, plus mindfulness colouring (and yellow stockings!)
Blessing Boxes Join the wise men this Epiphany, bringing gifts and finding God’s blessing. This origami gift box has a blessing in the base (and not just the sweets). When you have finished the sweet treats, you will find words of blessing and peace written in the base, for example Aaron’s blessing from Numbers … More Epiphany Blessing Boxes – a gift to give and receive
Long agoFar awayin the darka new beginning began. Child of eternitytaking humanityas Mary and Josephtook responsibility. Baby to cherish,witnessed by angelsby shepherdsa Star. The most fruitful harvestcomes from tender petals…Sweet flower.The One true Saviourembraced our frail shell. It’s done.Jesus is born in humble placewith giftsgold, frankincense and myrrhforetellinga Cross in His futureand thenResurrection. This is … More Sweet Flower- Look, See, Pray
Colouring links are below. Nativity Videos Lots of readers have sent in lovely comments about the Nativity Script ‘God Is With Us – Everywhere!’ It’s been great to read about your events and to watch your videos – thank you so much. 🙂 I particularly liked one which featured the lesser-known Nativity character of the … More Light of the World Colouring and a Festive Nativity Flamingo
Tomorrow will see God’s constant Love, touching lives and showing the difference between the selfish and the givers. … More A December Prayer- Look, See, Pray