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 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!
Make these super quick-and-easy flatbreads and join in the feast with Abraham’s three visitors. Seriously, if I can make these, anyone can, and they’re delish! Doing – Quick Flatbreads Makes 4-6 You Will ‘Knead’ (ha ha, you see what I did there?) 200g/7oz flour (plain, self-raising or bread flour) pinch salt 100ml/3½fl oz warm water 2 … More Food with Friends – Genesis 18:1-15
Easter Sunday Basket This paper plate Easter basket depicts the garden, empty tomb and Easter morning sunrise. You will need: 1 ½ paper plates for each basket Paints in green, brown/grey, and orange/yellow Sponges for painting (dries quicker than brushing and less messy) Scissors Stapler Metallic marker pen Optional: Flower stickers, shredded paper and eggs … More Easter Resources – Craft and Bake
‘Call yourself a Christian?’, it taunts. ‘You’re not really saved. If you were, you’d not have …’ … More Mark 16:1-8
God uses loved, mended, broken people to bring broken people to be mended and loved.
It’s like Eton Mess – crushed fruit, broken meringue, bashed-up cream – yet so good. Our broken-ness, in God, is redeemed. … More Psalm 51
It was as though he had been for a scan and the doctor had said, “I’m afraid it’s terminal. You have six days to live. I’m sorry.”
Concentrates the mind somewhat. … More John 12:1-8
Originally posted on Cooking the Good Book:
Blackpool Mini-Retreat April 22-24 2016 A mini-retreat is a whole weekend of cooking, company and cosying up with the Bible. We will spend time reflecting on God’s word while making delicious (but simple) food. There will be plenty of free time for a stroll along the beach, and…
Lent 1 – The Devil! What do you think of when you hear that – a dapper chappy with pointy beard and horns? A comic strip character dressed in red with a pitchfork and a pointy tail? It’s all a bit cartoony, a bit story-book, isn’t it? As grown-ups, surely we’ve got beyond such childish notions. … More Luke 4:1-13
Advent 4 – “Wait Elizabeth, you mean Uncle Zech can’t talk?”
“No. Like an idiot he questioned what the angel had said; didn’t believe that God was able to do it. So the angel gave him proof! Ha! Serves him right, the daft old goat! Makes meal times a bit more peaceful I can tell you – no more listening to endless fishing stories!” … More Mary and Elizabeth – Luke 1:39-55