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
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
Straw for a pillow and panting in birth-
Screaming and “Push!”
Then bliss and a Baby, a cry in the dark. … More Blessed are the scruffy- Look, See, Pray
But First! Just time to get your Advent devotions for everyone from tots to wrinklies – my best-selling book is on sale right now (and don’t worry if you miss the 1st. God’s OK with catch-up.) Large format with all-age colouring, crafts, labyrinths (my personal favourite), daily reflections, Bible readings, prayers and music – there’s … More Names of Jesus Christingle / Bauble – plus video!
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!
Not able to meet in our church buildings at the moment? No reason to miss out on the Advent Wreath – make your own! It’s a great way to mark to season, and you can use many of these as Advent Calendars as well. Here’s selection of ideas for making your own Advent Wreath with … More Advent Wreaths
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!
Need a new talk for Christingle? Yup, it’s hard to get something fresh each year, so here’s an idea for you. If we look at the word CHRISTINGLE, we see it spells Christ In GLE. Hmmn, so what’s a G-L-E? Good question. I came up with 29 different answers. You may have more. Here is … More Christ In GLE?
Yes, yes, I know. It’s only mid-October, but there are only 74 sleeps until the big day. Here is your festive round-up of resources for Advent and Christmas, perfect for your Messy Church, youth groups, crib service and school festivities. Christingle Christingle Bingle Oh yes! Bingo for your Christingle! Keep everyone engaged from tots to … More Christmas Round Up