A sad sabbath silent
no need to be violent
left to go rotten-
unless Death learns to die. … More God’s Son of surprises! Look, See, Pray
A sad sabbath silent
Walking Home on Friday Follow Peter as he walks home on a Friday evening and listen as he tries to make sense of the last few days. Hear his questions, his anger, his shattered hopes – his faith and doubt mixed together with tears. But a word of warning – when I first heard this … More Good Friday Spoken Word – Video, MP3 and Script
This is a great activity for your Messy Church, or just for family fun, with the Easter sun rising above a palm cross – Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Eater Day all in one super craft! This features the easier type of palm cross fold, which results in an attractive criss-cross on the front instead of … More Sonrise Easter Cross Craft
Easter Resources Round-Up Here is a selection of links from all over the place that that I hope you find useful for this Easter. This Sunset / Sunrise craft is from my latest book of intergenerational resources, ‘Broken Bits and Weirdness’. Links on the right to buy from Amazon, as paperback of e-book instant download. … More Easter Resources Round-Up
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!
This year the “lock down” is forcing many of us to be quieter and isolated. Others are facing the pressure of long days with children restricted to home. Some are stricken by money worries or concerns about jobs. May we all find a way to let Jesus set our rhythm. … More There and back again- Look, See, Pray
Here is a round-up of Lent resources from The Reflectionary, with some Holy Week items as well. Enjoy! (And if you like this post, please share it with others who would find it useful too. If each person reading this passes it on to just one extra, that’s a lot of free resources to help … More Last-minute Lent Resources
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
We reach the climax of the whole story this week as we walk through Jesus’ life and ministry from Christmas to Easter. Linking the Old Testament with the familiar story of the New, we see Jesus as the new Moses, the New David, the one promised from before eternity, the substance of former shadows. And … More The Big Story – Holy Week
The last few leaves remaining on the beech tree. A few survived the autumnal cull, a few more clung on through the frostiest nights… but now it is all over bar the final flutter.
New buds and shoots are forming in the longer light and warmer airs. They will put fresh pressure on old joints, and the “old guard” are already colourfully crisp and comatose. Out with the old, and in with the new! … More Last Rites of Winter? Look, See, Pray