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!
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
Welcome to the third edition of Together, Apart, a set of free, intergenerational resources for these strange times when we cannot be with each other. Each week (on Saturdays now instead of Mondays so that Easter resouces come to you on the right days) you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of learnings and … More Together, Apart – Palm Sunday
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
New Book and Free Giveaway!
This Lent, discover the Bible as one Big Story of God and God’s people. This book follows the story from the very beginning of everything up to the wonder of Easter morning – out now! … More New Book and Free Giveaway!
Dangerous talk, that. I know Jesus has been trying to explain to us, but I don’t think I get it yet. Perhaps it will be clearer in a few days. I’m so sleepy. Eh, what? Sorry, Rabbi, what was that? You’re going to pray over there. Sure, we’ll wait here, there’s a good-sized rock to sit by. We’ll be close, just call out if you want us. Peter and me, we’ll stay here and keep watching. You think someone will be coming along soon? Right, right. Don’t go too far, we don’t want to lose you! … More Gethsemane. Look, See, Pray
This Easter, we can use the bluebells to remind us of the promise kept. Every year, the bluebells rise from the dark earth and herald joyous Life. It is hard to be miserable in a bluebell wood- and hard to be sad when Jesus rises from the dark Tomb and shines the Light of the World with the fragrance of Holy Love. … More Promise Kept- Look, See, Pray
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
It was early Friday morning when they led us from the cell, and I saw they had a carpenter to crucify as well. … More Good Friday- Look, See, Pray