This is a partial re-post from last year’s popular Epiphany gift boxes. The rest will come next week, but I thought this would make a good ‘time out of the flurry’ just before Christmas. I know that I need to step back sometimes and get some space to think about the ‘why’ as well as … More Useless Gifts
Advent Devotions – Book Giveaway!
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For Harvest, here are some forms of prayer: a meditation with a potato, and two sets of intercessions, one of which links with the sketch, One P’tater, Two P’tater, click here for script.. There is also a Spud Power battery activity for an up-front demo, or for a Messy Church or youth group activity, click … More P’tater Prayers – intercessions and mediation for Harvest
Reflecting Bookends. God seems quite fond of them. No, I don’t mean the novelty ones that look like the Hogwarts Express is tunnelling through your books (though who can know the Lord’s taste in interior décor?). I mean the rhetorical device. The Bible starts with a famous one: “In the beginning God created the heavens … More Revelation 22:12-21 – Bookends
A confession and meditation for the brokenness in our world, based on Revelation’s image of the Tree of Life, whose leaves are for the healing of the nations. You can print the labyrinth for people to trace with a finger while they listen to the readings, or make a large version for people to walk … More Revelation 21:10, 22 – 22:5 – Tree of Life Confession and Meditation
Walking Home on a Friday Evening Well, that’s it I guess. It’s over. The whole giddy dream is over. I really did think he was The One – I even said it to his face. “You are the Messiah, the son of the living God”, I said. Guess I was wrong. This isn’t like the … More “It Is Finished” – a Good Friday meditation
Meditation Labyrinths have a long history in Christian spiritual life, and are often found in cathedrals today. They can be used to symbolise a journey or one’s life path, or simply as a means of slowing down and listening. This variation of a classical labyrinth follows the calling of Jeremiah, from before he was born … More Jer 1:4-10 – Meditation Labyrinth