My apologies for an extra post this week, but I did not want you, my lovely subscribers, to miss out on the freebie. In celebration of the launch of not one, not two, but THREE new Nativity Script Books, I’m giving away free (optionally signed) copies. To enter, simply tell someone else about The Reflectionary … More Free Books!
The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II This post is delayed from its usual Monday in respect for the funeral of her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory, Ma’am. Please see this post for my tribute and prayers. New Books Mid-September it may be, but the shops are already stocking mince … More Nativity Scripts / Free Books! + Ps 91, Ps 146, 1 Tim 6
For a photographer, the rich colours of autumnal foliage appeal strongly. So here is a photo of “Rhus” leaves turning from green to scarlet, orange, yellow and brown. But I wanted to make people look twice; so I used an artistic editing filter to stylise the shapes and lines into poster art. … More Autumn Essence – Look, See, Pray
“How nice that you care about Christmas and Jesus… Come on, have a mince pie and another drink. Those are only dummies…” (adding under their breath) “And so are you.” … More Caring – Look, See, Pray
Getting help when you NEED it matters: too early, no point; too late, even less point! Just at the RIGHT time, please. … More In time for Christmas! – Look, See, Pray
Here’s a bit of festive fun for after Christmas. An instant all-age service for Boxing Day or the first Sunday after Christmas – it’s easy, accessible, and encourages us to rejoice in the ordinary blessings of everyday. It could also be used for American Thanksgiving. I’ve included the words in full so that you don’t … More … and a hat with a bobble on top!
Here are two simple, child-friendly liturgies for making Christingles and for lighting Advent candles. You can use them for all-age worship, for school events, for Messy Church or for regular services. Obviously, the Chocolate Orange Christingle also works with regular oranges. The Advent prayers (below) can be used one each week, or all at once … More Simple Liturgies for Advent – Christingle / Advent Candle Prayers
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
In case you have not seen them in, here is a reissue of some of my most popular Advent resources. Some have been very slightly updated, with the links here being to most recent, but the original posts having all the helpful make-along photos and videos to help you. Also, check out all my Advent … More Advent Makeables and Meditations
I told myself I wasn’t going to write a Nativity this year – too much other stuff going on. And if this was going to be a book, it needed to be out about two months ago. But the muses struck and the idea formed, so here it is, the Nativity I promised myself I … More Christmas Gone Worng + MP3!