One part of our understanding of God (that is sometimes neglected) is that we recognise the Lord as Mother too. Isaiah pointed to this: “I will comfort you… as a mother comforts her child.” (Isaiah 66) … More Thanks, Mum – Look, See, Pray
Free Books! Several folks have contacted me recently about using Walking to Bethlehem as their church’s Advent book, and asking if there are bulk packs available. Sadly, my publisher does not do discounted multi-packs, but I have a solution! I have five signed copies to give away to the first five people to contact me … More Advent Wreath Reflections + Free Books!
Print and fold this amazing Advent calendar then flex to find each day’s reading. It’s a perfect for Messy Advent or as a giveaway for your youth and families ministry. For schools this makes a fun Christmas craft, with some mathemagic thrown in for good measure – what more could one want? So what is … More Flexagon Advent Calendar!
This labyrinth is a Journey to Bethlehem with stops along the way, one for each day. The readings help us to walk with Mary on the journey of Advent, as we look for the coming of the babe who would change the world. … More Journey to Bethlehem – a Labyrinth for Advent
On The Way – a sketch for Advent
Join Bob and Betty on their very strange journey around the lesser-known (and rightly so) attractions of rural England, as they learn why the journey is important. … More On The Way – a sketch for Advent, with MP3!
Advent – What, Already?
A great make that combines Advent Wreath with Advent Calendar. As well as looking good, it helps us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the Light of the World as we wait for his coming. … More Advent – What, Already?
Of course it’s fun to wear dreadful jumpers to work, it’s lovely to sing carols by candlelight, it’s even OK to eat so many mince pies that your friends have to roll you home.
But just before we dive head-first in to the glitter-infused double cream (with a healthy dash of sherry for Gran), let’s take this opportunity to slow down, and use Advent to prepare for, rather than pre-empt Christ’s coming. … More Isaiah 64:1-9 – A ribbon-wrapped box containing nothing?
Puzzle Pages are downloadable A4 double-sided sheets in PDF format. They have colouring, puzzles and activities for children, all linked to the Bible passage. Use them for: Sunday schools and after-school clubs sermon activities for children staying in church school assemblies / CUs missions / outreach / messy church Click here for printable Puzzle Pages (PDF) … More Puzzle Pages – Advent 1
This is not head-in-the clouds unrealistic idealism. But neither is it head-in-the-dungpile depressive fatalism. … More Isaiah 2:1-5
It’s good to ask the tricky questions. We don’t have to have our brains surgically removed to be Christians. … More Jeremiah 33:14-16